The 9th annual Edúcate @ Big Bend Latino Education Fair is May 8 in the ATEC building at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake.
Edúcate @ Big Bend is a free family event with workshops, information booths, music and food for attendees from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Last year more than 200 people attended.
The keynote speaker is Diana Villafana, a Royal City and BBCC graduate recently promoted to the position of Student Success Center coordinator at the college.
Edúcate @ Big Bend promotes access to higher education and informs attendees in English and Spanish about programs and services available at BBCC, said Rita Ramirez, BBCC outreach coordinator and a member of the Edúcate planning committee.
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There will be workshops for financial aid, students without residency, academic support services, Running Start, professional/technical programs, and GED/ESL/ABE and citizenship class information.
Workshops will address overcoming barriers to earning a college degree, information on the admissions process, accessing financial aid and applying for scholarships.
Representatives from four-year universities also will attend.
For additional information, call Rita Ramirez at 509-793-2072.