The dramatic growth of Latinos in the United States is no longer seen as reaching a tipping point; it is a seismic, demographic shift. Long immune to the increase of people moving northward, colleges and universities far away from the U.S.-Mexico border are welcoming Latinos to their college campuses. Goshen (Ind.) College has welcomed Latinos to its campus for decades.
Gilberto Perez, Jr., senior director of intercultural development & educational partnerships at Goshen College, is the recipient of two awards: Teacher of the Year 2016 by the Indiana Governor’s office and the Indiana Latino Expo (ILE) and the 2016 Chickadee Bird Award from the Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance (IUYA).
College got a bit easier and more enjoyable this past academic year for some students at Goshen College, thanks to an innovative peer mentoring program by the Center for Intercultural and International Education (CIIE).
In 2014, Gilberto Perez Jr. took on a new role in the college’s Center for Intercultural and International Education after two years as an associate professor of social work. He comes to this campus leadership role with a passion for bringing diverse people together and increasing trust and relationships between local law enforcement officials, neighborhood associations, Goshen College and the Latino community.
Goshen College celebrated its intercultural teaching and learning community and its growing relationship and friendship with the Mexican government at a campus reception and celebratory dinner Thursday, May 7, 2015.
The Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis and Goshen College will together award $40,000 in scholarship aid to GC students of Mexican heritage during the 2014-15 school year.
Gilberto Pérez, Jr., associate professor of social work at Goshen College, has been appointed as senior director of intercultural development and educational partnerships at Goshen College’s Center for Intercultural and International Education (CIIE).
Goshen College opens the 2012-2013 academic year with many new faces — and not just among new and transfer students. The college also is welcoming new employees, some of whom were hired and began their duties earlier in the year.