NewsRoom

Profile of Immigrants in Napa County: the Community College Connection" 

Wednesday, October 17
Noon to 1pm

FREE brown bag symposium for the NVC campus community,
general public also welcome!
NVC McCarthy Library Community Room

Presented by the Napa Valley College Foundation in collaboration with Napa Valley Community Foundation and Napa Valley College

Get informed and be part of creating solutions to address the unique challenges and opportunities uncovered by the 2012 Napa Valley Community Foundation commissioned report:  “The Profile of Immigrants in Napa County” authored by the Migration Policy Institute.

Following a 30 minute presentation by Napa Valley Community Foundation President Terence Mulligan on key data and findings covered in this insightful and thorough report, NVC instructor and NV Unified School District trustee Carlos Hagedorn will lead a panel discussion with NVC counselor and NVUSD trustee Jose Hurtado and NVC student leader Karla Marquez on Napa Valley College’s activities to address the unique educational opportunities presented by immigrant students at Napa Valley College.

About the Presenters

Terence Mulligan is the president of the Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF), a non-profit grantmaking organization that distributes between $2 million and $3 million annually to charitable projects in Napa County.  Prior to joining the staff of NV Community Foundation, he spent three years at the Peninsula Community Foundation in Silicon Valley, helping to raise the visibility and asset base of the organization among individuals, families and corporations.  He is a native of the Sacramento Valley and holds a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. 

Carlos Hagedorn is a teacher, youth developer, and community organizer.  Currently an instructor at the Napa Valley College, teaching Mexican American and Chicana/o Studies and Latin American Studies, Hagedorn has worked with elementary, middle, high school and college youth in San Francisco, New York City and Napa Valley.   A co-founder and current member of the Napa Valley Ethnic Studies Advocates and the Napa Valley Dream Team, he serves on the Napa Valley Hispanic Network’s Board of Directors as chair of its educational committee.  He is an incoming trustee for the Napa Valley Unified School District. Hagedorn holds a Masters Degree in Ethnic Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Latina/o Studies from San Francisco State University.

Jose Hurtado has worked as a counselor at Napa Valley College for over 30 years. He is entering his third term as a trustee of the Napa Valley Unified School District and currently serves as its president.  A Napa Valley native, he attended St. Helena Unified schools from kindergarten through high school.  He attended NVC before transferring to UC Davis to complete his BA in Psychology. He holds a MS in Counseling from California State University, Sacramento.

Karla Marquez is the Vice President of the Associated Students of Napa Valley College (ASNVC). Previously she attended Cerritos College (in Southern California) and UC Davis, where she completed a BA in International Relations in 2009. While at UC Davis, she had the privilege of doing research on media representation of Arabs and Muslims with Dr. Suad Joseph and completed an internship in education policy through the U.C. Washington Program. Her experiences in Washington D.C. helped her define her passion for health policy and the importance of recruiting minority students in the sciences. Karla now attends Napa Valley College, where she is studying Physics and is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and the Napa Valley DREAM Team. She is also serving a one year term with Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) as an Outreach Ambassador in the North Bay region.

About Napa Valley College Foundation (NVCF) 

Napa Valley College Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to developing resources to support the mission of Napa Valley College. Governed by an independent board of directors made up of community and business leaders, NVCF provides more than $450,000 in annual direct support to the College and its students through funds from its endowment and annual fundraising activities, including scholarships, instructional materials, and campus improvements.