SAN MARCOS (September 15, 2016) – Tarde de Familia: An Evening for Our Families will be held on  Friday, September 30, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Student Union at Palomar College in San Marcos, at 1140 West Mission Road. The event will include speakers, networking opportunities, and information about Palomar College’s academic, student services and support programs.  Dinner and parking in Lots 1 and 2 are complimentary. Presentations will be in Spanish.

The theme for this semester’s Tarde de Familia event is Entrepreneurship /Small Business. Featured speakers are three individuals who have overcome adversity to achieve their educational and/or career goals. The speakers are Bill de la Fuente, business owner, Comerciantes Latinos y Asociados; Claudia Tapia, business owner, Abriendo Puertas, Traditions Real Estate; and Beatriz Arrellano, current business student.

Following the presentations, guests will be able to network with small business owners and representatives from the various academic, student services and support programs available at Palomar College. Designed to bring together students and their families with Latino professionals, this biannual event also showcases the many programs and resources available to assist underrepresented students at Palomar College.

Tarde de Familia is hosted by the Association of Latinos and Allies for Student Success (ALASS) and chair Dr. Rodolfo Jacobo, who originated the event in 2011.

Dr. Jack Kahn, dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) credits Dr. Jacobo and other members of ALASS, an all-volunteer group of staff, faculty and students, for making this event a success every semester. “Formed to provide support to the Hispanic community, the group has enlisted representatives from several College departments and programs to offer outreach at the event,” he said. Some areas to be represented include English as a Second Language (ESL); SBS; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC); Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP); Star Tutoring; and many others.

With figures showing Palomar’s Hispanic student population at 39% and growing, the College is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and receives funding from the federal government designated “to assist with strengthening institutional programs, facilities, and services to expand the educational opportunities for Hispanic Americans and other underrepresented populations.” (U.S. Dept. of Education website). Kahn said that Tarde de Familia is one of many events and programs HSI funding helps make possible.

For more information about Tarde de Familia, contact, 760-744-1150, ext. 2262.

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Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365,

Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152,

Carmelino Cruz, English as a Second Language, 760-744-1150, ext. 2262,



Información en español


¡El Colegio Palomar los invita cordialmente a participar en nuestra Tarde de Familia!

Viernes, 30 de Septiembre 2016

6 – 8 p.m.

Palomar College

1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos CA 92069

Escuchen relatos sobre los obstáculos y éxitos personales de tres latinos que superaron la adversidad para lograr sus metas educativas y ejercer sus carreras en el campo de la comercia.

Al concluir las presentaciones, pasen a convivir con los oradores y varios representantes quienes les darán información sobre las diversas ramas académicas y recursos de apoyo disponibles en el Colegio Palomar.

Presentaciones serán en español.

¡Estacionamiento y Cena Gratis!

Por favor presione AQUĺ para registrarse más rápido

Para más información, llame al 760-744-1150 x2262 o mande un correo electrónico a

Anfitrión Dr. Rodolfo Jacobo, Departamento de Estudios Multiculturales

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