Hispanic Heritage Month festivities planned at RCC; Emy Moscoso to speak
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Robeson Community College has several festivities planned for students for them to get involved and learn more about the cultural and historical significance and contributions of the Hispanic community.
All week long, students will be given trivia questions to answer through their student email accounts. The questions will be relevant to RCC’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage.
On Thursday, October 14, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. the college will host guest speaker Emy Moscoso, followed by a performance showcasing Hispanic culture, dance and music. During this time, the RCC culinary department will provide food samples of Hispanic dishes as refreshments for all who attend. This series of events will take place in the Student Center located in Building 13.
About Emy Moscoso
Emy is a great example of how community college can transform your life.
She was born and raised in Guatemala and came to the United States when she was 19 years old. She immediately started working in a manufacturing plant, but did not speak any English. She worked from 2:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. The language barrier was difficult, so she decided that she wanted to learn English and attended a community college, taking free ESL courses, with her classes fitting in her work schedule from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
In 2003, she enrolled at Robeson Community College to study Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) and graduated with the honor of being the most improved student. In 2004, she became a CNA after completing the nurse aide I and II classes, allowing her job opportunities in home health. In 2005, she obtained a certificate to become a Spanish Interpreter and in 2006, she studied to become a tax preparer.
In 2008, she welcomed the birth of her son Marcos and started her own business as a tax preparer and Spanish Interpreter. She is currently studying accounting and has a passion to serve her community in any way that she can.