Capital Recruits @ 2016 Latino Fest On The River June 25th

A contingent of  faculty and staff from Capital Community College shared college enrollment and program information for the Fall 2016 semester with thousands of participants at the second annual Latino Festival on the river  at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza  on Saturday June 25th.


Among the volunteers at Capital Community College’s Latino Fest booth on the river were Adjunct Instructor Rosemary Tyrrell, Network and Cybersecurity Professor Saaid ElHadad and his children, Director of Admissions Gregg Gorneault and Randall Ward of the School of Workforce and Continuing Education.

The free event, sponsored by Luna Productions, was held from noon to 9 pm on a warm summer day and evening, attracting more than 5,000 in a celebration of  Latino culture featuring live music and Latino cuisine.


Music was a big part of the 2016 Latino Festival on the river Saturday June 25th.

According to Festival organizers, Hartford Latino Fest’s mission is to provide the community with an opportunity to experience traditional and contemporary Latin American culture through the presentation of the performing artist’s, dance, music, culture, art, authentic cuisine, local businesses, networking and service providers.


Covering the Latino Festival for Univision was Pedro Rivera (’14), a communication media alumnus of Capital Community College.

Capital’s booth at the Latino Festival is a part of community outreach and enrollment efforts organized by the Admissions Office. The outreach campaign  is supported, in part, with funds from the CCC Foundation.  Capital Community College was the first college or university in Connecticut to be designated an Hispanic Serving Institution by the federal government.

Fall classes at Capital begin on Monday, August 29th. For enrollment and course registration information go to




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