SC Latinx Student Summit at Coastal Carolina University

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The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs’ Hispanic Latino Affairs Division will host the South Carolina Latinx Student Summit at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) on Thursday, April 28. The event will be held at the William H. Alford Ballroom in Athenaeum Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Athenaeum Hall is located at 104 Independence Dr., Conway, SC 29526. Admission is free and attendance is limited.

This summit’s theme is “Forging New Pathways,” which highlights the importance of uniting the local Latinx community in Horry County and the current and prospective students at CCU.

The summit will bring students together to provide them with information about financial and economic resources, networking opportunities, and includes a speaker that inspires the next generation of Latinx leaders.

Keynote speaker Miriam Berrouet, CCU alumna, is the owner and operator of Bilingual Connections and serves as an advisory board member for the Hispanic Latino Affairs Division at the Commission for Minority Affairs. Berrouet is a qualified interpreter for the State of South Carolina and interprets in criminal, family, and magistrate courts as well as local area schools, hospitals, and various other agencies. Berrouet has been recognized by the City of Myrtle Beach as the 2020 Volunteer of the Year.

Students who register for the summit will have an opportunity to enter for a chance to receive the La Beca Summit Scholarship. To participate, registrants must respond to the following question: “How will you use your education to advocate for the Latinx community in SC?”

To register for the SC Latinx Student Summit, visit Those unable to attend in-person are invited to view the live broadcast on the Commission for Minority Affairs Facebook page (@southcarolinaminorityaffairs).

This SC Latinx Student Summit is organized by the SC Commission for Minority Affairs in collaboration with Coastal Carolina University and Palmetto Luna Arts.

For more information, contact Ivan Segura, Director of Multicultural Affairs, at 803-995-8518 or

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