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Past Events: Constitution Day 2010


Regent University's 6th Annual Constitution Day Celebration: September 17, 2010

Celebrating Our Constitution with a Hispanic Lens: History, Law and Contemporary Issues

The theme for Hispanic Heritage Month at Regent University was:

One Nation Under God: Celebrating Faith, Heritage, and Community.

This Constitution Day Celebration was sponsored by Regent University’s Center for Latino Leadership, Law Library, Student Services, University Library and Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) Lecture Series.

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Featured Speakers

Peter Baron on History 
Mr. Baron is a firefighter in San Antonio, TX, active genealogist, and current president of the San Antonio chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is currently working with the publication “Somos Primos” on a series of articles about revolutionary war patriots of Spanish origin. Somos Primos™ is a publication dedicated to past and present articles, events and information concerning Hispanic heritage issues. The editorial focus of Somos Primos is to connect present day situations to its historical foundation. 

Emily Sumner, Esq. on Law

Ms. Sumner is an immigration attorney at Challa Law Offices in Richmond, with a focus in university immigration. She speaks Spanish, having lived in Salamanca, Spain, and regularly advises clients on complex immigration matters in their native Spanish. Ms. Sumner is also co-chair of the Immigrant Outreach Committee, a division of the Virginia State Bar, dedicated to educating other lawyers on legal issues relevant to the immigrant community. Ms. Sumner’s presentation is sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union as part of the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) Lecture Series

Hugo Valverde, Esq. on Contemporary Issues

Mr. Valverde graduated with honors from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, where he served as a senior editor of the Regent University Law Review. Prior to attending law school, he earned a master's degree in environmental management from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary. Hugo has published articles in the Journal of Coastal Research and the Journal of Coastal Management. Hugo is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Hampton Roads Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is former co-chair of the Immigrant Outreach Committee of the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference and served as legal advisor to the Illegal Immigration and Crimes Task Force of the Virginia State Crimes Commission.


Cindy Arocho, Leading the Recitation of the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States 
Regent Grad Student, M.Div. & M.O.L., anticipated 2011

Mary Manjikian, Ph.D., Moderator, Assistant Professor, Robertson School of Government