Baylor Hispanic Student Association Welcomes Emmy Award-Winner John Quinones

Oct. 15, 2014
John QuiñonesJohn Quiñones courtesy photo.

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Baylor University Hispanic Student Association will host ABC News correspondent and “What Would You Do?” anchor John Quiñones during its annual banquet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center.

Quiñones has been with ABC News for nearly 30 years and was its first Latino correspondent. He has won several national awards, including seven Emmy Awards for his work on "Primetime Live," "Burning Questions" and "20/20.”

He is also the sole anchor of Primetime’s popular “What Would You Do?” series, which captures the way people react when confronted with dilemmas that compel them to either take action or walk away.

Quiñones will speak about his experience growing up in a family of poor migrant workers in San Antonio and encourage attendees to pursue their dreams regardless of socioeconomic barriers.

“This event is a time for us to set new goals for ourselves to constantly challenge ourselves to do better,” said Bryan Tehrani, president of the Baylor Hispanic Student Association. “It’s a great time to reflect on how far the Hispanic community has come, not alone, but as a whole.”

Tickets for the event are $10 for Baylor students and $20 for general admission, and are available through the Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB) Ticket Office. Dinner will be served, and attire is business casual.

The annual Hispanic Heritage Month banquet is held in conjunction with Baylor’s department of multicultural affairs. Cashion Academic Center is at 1401 S. Fourth St. For more information, call Geoffrey Griggs or Kelley Kimple at (254) 710-3004.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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