Since proceeds from the event go to fund UT Latino student
scholarships, in effect, the students themselves are working to
earn money to continue to pay for their education.
“That definitely motivates them to plan the event, set up,
volunteer during the event and clean up afterward—knowing that
they’re the direct beneficiaries,” said Espino, a sophomore
Espino, who is from Toledo, served as LSU vice president until
recently. He took over at the helm at the beginning of the
spring term when the former president had to step down to handle
some life issues. Espino also serves as
vice president of Sigma Lambda Beta, Epsilon Alpha Chapter and
treasurer of the Greek Independent Board at UT.
musical acts: Tejano Sound Band and La Corporación,
which play a variety of dance music, especially tejano.
Both bands are based in Lansing, Mich., but gig frequently in
the Toledo metro area.
Johnny and Richard Vásquez’s
Tejano Sound Band was formed nearly 20 years ago when they and a
brother-in-law got together to play music. Since then, a new
lineup has continued a tradition of an entertaining sound,
stage, and light show.
Kookie Hernández and Arturo López’s La Corporación has been entertaining
audiences for over 25 years.
Both bands have recorded multiple CDs.
LSU’s executive board also is working on some special surprises
for the event to mark its 40th anniversary. But at
press time, some of those details were still being worked out.
The proceeds go directly to UT’s Latinos del Futuro and
Unidos y Diversos scholarship funds.
“This is an event that is planned completely and put on by the
students for scholarships for the students, so we’re working
hard and showing the community that with their help we can
succeed and we’re not going to let small challenges hold us back
from our college careers and earning a degree,” said Espino, a
Whitmer High School graduate.
Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door. The dance will be held
Sat., March 23, 2013, 8 p.m. to midnight at the UT Student Union
Auditorium, 2801 W. Bancroft. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets
can be purchased at several local Latino businesses or reserved
in advance by calling 419.530.4326.
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