Spanish department celebrates Cinco de Mayo, honors scholarship recipient

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Spanish department celebrates Cinco de Mayo, honors scholarship recipient

 Cinco de Mayo celebration

Spanish students show their support for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebration. Pictured are (left to right) Dr. Francisco Martinez, professor of Spanish; Denise Rangel, Lewisville, Texas, senior; Jami Hadaway, Boone, Iowa, junior; Brittany Palmer, Ft. Gibson sophomore; and Micah Roberts, Newkirk senior.
The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Spanish Club, Sigma Delta Pi chapter, and Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) will present a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Student Center Ballroom Friday, May 1, at noon.

An authentic Mexican meal will be served. Tickets are $5 for faculty, staff and general public, and $3 for students with a valid student ID, or kids under the age of 12. Proceeds will support the Spanish Scholarship Fund.

The 2015-16 Dr. Dorothy Day Scholarship recipient is Brittany Palmer, Ft. Gibson sophomore.  This scholarship is awarded to a full-time continuing Spanish student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The recipient also must be a Spanish major or minor and have completed three semesters of Spanish coursework.  The scholarship application also requires the students to write a letter of intention and provide a copy of their transcripts to be considered.  This scholarship is funded through fundraisers like the Cinco de Mayo Celebration, where traditional meals of Spanish-speaking countries are served.

For more information on the Spanish Club, Spanish program, or the Cinco de Mayo Celebration contact Dr. Francisco Martinez, professor of Spanish, at (580) 327-8466 or by email at

Questions about the Cinco de Mayo festival can also be answered by Dr. Claudia Young, assistant professor of Spanish, at (580)327-8464 or by email at