Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca hosts Hispanic Census Summit

On Thursday, April 21, Trevecca hosted a state-wide Tennessee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event, the "Hispanic Census Summit: Assessing The Needs and Planning For the Future."

The event focused around releasing and discussing both the 2010 Tennessee Census Results and the American Community Survey. The group noted the growth of Tennessee's Hispanic population. This growth will have a particular impact on education, health care and economic development across Tennessee. The most recent report was published by the PEW Hispanic Center in Washington, DC.

Mark Lopez, Ph.D., an associate director of the PEW Hispanic Center in Washington, served as the keynote speaker for the summit. Tera Vazquez, president of the Tennessee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, was also present to lead discussion on how the new census data could change the services offered the growing Hispanic populations in Tennessee.

Featured panel speakers included Claude Pressnell, president of Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association; Lisa Maples, (Memphis, TN) National Hispanic Professional Organization; Gera Summerford, (Knoxville, TN) president, Tennessee Education Association.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was also present to give opening remarks.

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Below are links to several news stories which covered the event.