The Aurora campus of St. Augustine College successfully closed its Summer Semester with music, food, Zumba classes and a painting exhibition, in a party in which more than 80 people participated. Among the participants were students with their families, faculty, and staff led by director Elizabeth Cárdenas. “I am very pleased with the great participation of students and new members of the community interested in pursuing a career in SAC,” said director Cardenas.

The Summer Semester, which began May 31st and concluded on July 29th, was attended by more than 75 students, both new and active. The semester included English, Computer Information Systems, and Mathematics classes. Many of the students also received the Infant Toddler Credential Certification (ITC) which certifies them to work in the education and early care of newborn infants up to 3 years of age. To obtain this certification, the participants received Introductory Pre-School Education, Care of Infants and Toddlers for Caregivers, and Health, Nutrition, and Safety for Infants classes.

The party included the joyful sounds of guitars played by Fernando Medina, a professor of the Computer Information Systems department, and Rafael Anaya, a Computer Information Systems major. They were accompanied by beautiful melodies sung by Rosalinda Hernandez, a Social Work major.

The Zumba class was led by instructors from the Dance Fuze Studio, who collaborated kindly with a demonstration of dance routines, which were a delight for the attendees. The Colombian painter Catherine del Real, whose participation was outstanding, not only exhibited several of her paintings but also created a piece of artwork on site at the campus, as the party unfolded. As she painted, she explained to guests the techniques she used in her artwork. When she finished her painting (the one seen in the photo), she donated it to the Aurora Campus.

by Eduardo Alegria

Translation to English: Johanna Castro