Latino Student Festival at FDU

Teaneck, NJ (April 3, 2006)—Latino students thinking about attending college can discover opportunities for the future at the Latino Student College Festival, held in the Edward Williams Auditorium on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan campus on Friday, April 21, 2006.

The free event begins with an Information Fair at 6 p.m., where students can find out about educational programs, scholarships and financial aid opportunities that match their personal goals. Live music and entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., and students will have the chance to win prizes such as iPods and music downloads. Refreshments will also be served.

“This festival is a way for Latino students to discover the great opportunities that are available to them that they may not know about. If students have the right information, they can reach their full potential,” says Deborah Gonzalez, Director of the Latino Promise Program at FDU.

A co-sponsor of the festival with Goya Foods, Inc., the Latino Promise Program is designed for traditional-aged Latino students entering college for the first time. The program educates prospective students and their communities about the possibilities of higher education, focusing on the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. The program also provides the tools to attain higher education with student recruitment festivals, parent college workshops and guidance counselor outreach.

The Edward Williams Auditorium is located at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, NJ. For more information, contact the Latino Promise Program at 201-692-2500 or

Metropolitan Campus

Mariellen Brown

Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Mailstop H-DH3-15
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-7032

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Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 443-8661

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