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Hispanic Heritage Month Banquet

The Baylor University Hispanic Student Association, in conjunction with the Department of Multicultural Affairs, hosts an annual Hispanic Heritage Banquet in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The Hispanic Heritage Month Banquet is the culminating event for Hispanic Heritage Month and features a meal, key-note speaker, and musical entertainment.

Hispanic Heritage Month Banquet 2013
October 28, 2013, 7:00PM
Barfield Drawing Room

Hispanic Heritage Banquet Speaker 2013

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

US Army Retired Lieutenant Colonel

Education Advocate

Born and raised along the border in a small barrio in Laredo, Texas, Consuelo Kickbusch overcame poverty, discrimination, and illiteracy to become the successful community leader she is today. Although she grew up without material wealth, Kickbusch was taught by her immigrant parents that she was rich in culture, tradition, values, and faith.

The values Kickbusch learned during childhood were reinforced throughout her career in the United States military. After graduating from Hardin Simmons University, she entered the US Army as an officer and served for two decades. While in the military, she broke barriers and set records to become the highest ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the US Army. In 1996, she was selected out of 26,000 candidates to assume a command post, which would put her on track for the rank of general officer. She respectfully declined the honor and retired as a 22-year veteran of the US Army to fulfill her mother's dying wish--for her to return to her roots and become a community leader. In realizing her dream, she founded Educational Achievement Services, Inc. with a mission to prepare tomorrow's leaders.

Kickbusch currently shares her story with people of all ages and creeds. She is doing exactly what she preaches--living a legacy. She maintains a strong dedication to saving the youth of America by mentoring students and parents across the United States.

In addition to her work with American youth, Kickbusch reaches audiences in the corporate, professional, nonprofit, and multi-cultural markets, speaking on such topics as workforce issues like diversity, leadership, and team building, as well as women's issues.

For more information on Kickbusch, click here.

Tickets are $10.00 for students and $20.00 for general admission. Tickets are available at the Baylor Ticket Office in the Bill Daniel Student Center. Attire is business/business casual.

For more information about the Hispanic Heritage Month Banquet, please contact Kelley Kimple or Pearl Beverly. To learn about other events held during Hispanic Heritage Month, click here.