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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)November 1, 2000

(Mahwah) — A daylong conference, Latinos in New Jersey: Accomplishments and Challenges in the 21st Century, an exploration of significant contributions and persistent difficulties, is scheduled Friday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Ramapo College of New Jersey in SC-136 (Alumni Lounge). An opening address, “From Where We Have Come, Where We Have to Go,” by New Jersey Assemblywoman Nellie Pou, will lead off the conference.

Panelists include Paterson’s deputy mayor, Eli Burgos; Fernando Armstrong, regional director of the Bureau of the Census; Guadalupe Casillas, a New Jersey public defender; Arthur Ramirez, managing partner of The Christopher Company and chair of the Ramapo College Board of Trustees; noted artists, student leaders, and specialists in higher education, community education and career counseling. Panel topics will cover accomplishments in the Latino community, challenges confronted by Latino communities, and building alliances.

The conference is free and open to the public and includes lunch. For more information or to register, call (201) 684- 7625. Latinos in New Jersey is made possible by support from the Ramapo College Foundation.

(For more information, please call Prof. Henry Frundt, (201) 684-7583.)


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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