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Third Annual Noche de Gala held on Oct. 1

October 13, 2016

Nearly 200 students danced the night away in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center for the third annual Noche de Gala on Saturday, Oct. 1. The black-tie event, which was co-sponsored by the Latino Resource Center, Verizon and several student organizations, included dinner, a DJ and dancing. Noche de Gala is an annual fundraiser for Latino graduation.

The keynote speaker was NIU alumnus John Rico, Sr., president and chief executive officer of Rico Enterprises, Inc., a nationwide minority-based and family-owned information technology service provider. At the end of his presentation, President Baker presented Rico with a plaque, recognizing him as a Latino role model in Illinois.