On December 6, Mount Saint Mary College hosted the meeting of the Latinos Succeeding in Business group. Lisa Gallina Alvarez, MSMC Director of the Admissions for Graduate Programs and Adult Degree Retention, welcomed Latino entrepreneurs and business representatives at the James Cotter Library. Lisa emphasized the connection between the Mount and the Latino business community in the lower Hudson Valley area.
Gisela Gomez—an MSMC graduate—and Jennifer Echevarria explained the purpose of the group and introduced the main speakers. Joe Alvarez, founder and president of We Are Newburgh, talked about how Latino businesses can participate in the Holiday Toy Drive and the Newburgh’s Star Project. Dr. Alex Hilario explained the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico and how to help through the different relief fund efforts.