TMCC NEWS RELEASE
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) and the Nevada Military Support Alliance (NMSA) will present the Legacy of Valor display honoring military service men and women of Hispanic descent. At 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, Mayor Bob Cashell, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, Perry Di Loreto of the NMSA, TMCC President Dr. Maria Sheehan and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Rudy Hernandez will join honored guests in a celebration recognizing the heroic acts and allegiance of the Hispanic men and women of the United States Military. The celebration, which takes place in the V. James Eardley Student Center at the college’s Dandini Campus, will unveil the Legacy of Valor display. The unique display will be available for public viewing from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 17 until Friday, Sept. 21.
“We are proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month here at TMCC by honoring the courageous men and women of our military,” said Dr. Maria Sheehan, president of TMCC. “It is a privilege to be in the company of these incredible individuals who have represented Hispanic heritage and our country so well.”
On Friday, Sept. 21, Dr. Sheehan, Perry Di Loreto and Rudy Hernandez will join Rick Leal, president of the National Hispanic Medal of Honor Society for a final reception and recognition of local heroes. The reception will be held inside the V. James Eardley Student Center at TMCC’s Dandini Campus from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
These events are open to the public. To reserve a spot, please RSVP to Estela Gutierrez at [email protected] or 775.337.5646.
Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive community college located in Reno, Nevada, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. With five college sites and more than 20 community locations, TMCC serves over 20,000 students each year in state-supported programs and another 12,000 students in non-credit workforce development classes. For more information, please go to www.tmcc.edu.