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Berks campus community members to speak at Governor Mifflin 'Immigration Day'

Penn State Berks faculty and staff members and an undergraduate student will participate in Governor Mifflin Middle School's "Immigration Day" event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Members of the Berks campus community have volunteered to share their experiences of coming to the United States in this community outreach event.

Participants include Stephen Doyle, a senior majoring in Professional Writing at the Berks campus; Paul Esqueda, senior associate dean for academic affairs and professor of engineering; Cesar Martinez-Garza, associate professor of mathematics; Sudip Ghosh, associate professor of business; Belen Rodriguez-Mourelo, associate professor of Spanish and division head for humanities, arts, and social sciences; Edwin Murillo, assistant professor of Spanish; Krysta Murillo, part-time education faculty member and doctoral student at Penn State University Park campus; Jorge Nouhra, instructor in Spanish; Cleon Smith, manager of Housing and Food Services; and Sinan Tas, assistant professor of information, sciences and technology.

The speakers will discuss the struggles they encountered in their home countries, the similarities between their home country and the United States, and why they came to the United States. In some cases, the speakers’ parents were immigrants; however, in most cases, these individuals came to the United States to pursue their education.

Members of the college community will present during English classes at the middle school, and Governor Mifflin social studies teachers will hold large group instruction sessions, complete with discussions, video clips, and the sharing of ethnic food provided by the students.

For more information, contact Amy Marsch, instructor in science education at Penn State Berks and coordinator of the event, at 610-396-6134 or contact Amy via e-mail »

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