Hispanic Area Council



To create a sense of awareness of all Hispanic and Latino cultures, help retain the Hispanic and Latino population in a university setting, provide opportunities for community service and involvement, and establish the success of the Council as a whole through the development of individual excellence.

HAC Meetings
  • When: 
    • In person Spring 2022 | Mondays (Biweekly) 

  • Where: 
    • Student Services Building | Room 155
  • Time:   
    • 5-6 PM 

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Hispanic Area Council


HAC Leadership 2021-22


Tashina BarberMonica Rodriguez Mesa - HAC Advisor


I am from Bogotá, Colombia. I enjoy working with diverse students and their families. 

B.A. Social Work, the University of La Salle from Bogotá, Colombia, and Masters in Education from Weber State University.

Neftali CastaƱeda - HAC PresidentNeftali Castañeda - 2021-22 HAC President


I am currently a sophomore in college pursuing a major in accounting and supply chain management. The main goal that I want to achieve in HAC is to drive awareness of the Hispanic community at Weber State and support them throughout their career. I enjoy getting involved with the student community at Weber State and trying to help students to make them feel welcome to college when I have the opportunity.

Trini Gonzales - HAC SecretaryTrini M. Gonzales - 2021-22 HAC Secretary 




I am a huge family person so I enjoy spending majority of my time with my family. During football season I dedicate my Sunday’s to watch football games. I enjoy spending time on my car. Most importantly, I love playing/practicing whatever sport my son is doing during the seasons. 

I joined HAC because I saw an opportunity to make an impact within the community and I wanted to be apart of it. I enjoy being able to give a helping hand in any way! 

Trini Gonzales - HAC SecretaryStefanie Vazquez -  2021-22 WSUSA Hispanic Student Senator 


I am a Mexican American. I love to represent the Hispanic culture. I am an active member of Kappa Omega Sorotity and a Weber State Ballet Folklórico Member. I want to be a radiologist. 




HAC Events 


in support of Ogden Refugees

In Support of Ogden Refugees: ( April 13, 2022 - April 28, 2022 )

The Hispanic Area Council in partnership with WSU Departments is seeking for donated items to support 20 refugee families living in Ogden from: Romania, Africa, India, Afghanistan, Syria and Guatemala.

Please help us to collect/donated items from April 13-28, 2022. Drop out items at assigned WSU campus locations. Use this link to see the items in need. Thank you for your support!

Día de Los Muertos - Day of the Dead: (November 1, 2021 - November 5, 2021)


Día de Los Muertos Celeebration at WSU | WSU Shepherd Union Gallery | November 1, 2021 

Bread of the Dead (Pan de Muerto), Hot Chocolate and Alter Making |  Monday, November 1, 2021 | 12 - 2 PM | In person while supplies last


Día de Los Muertos at The Monarch | 455 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401 |  November 1, 2021 

Make Skull Hand Warmers | Monday, November 1, 2021 | 6 - 6:40 PM / 7 - 7:40 PM | In person event, materials provided | 25 attendees per session | Center for Multicultural Excellence | Link to register: https://weber.givepulse.com/event/register2/261039

Sugar Skulls Kit | Monday, November 1, 2021 | 6 - 6:40 PM and 7 - 7:40 PM | In person event, materials provided | 25 attendees per session | Hispanic Area Council (HAC) |  Link to register: https://weber.givepulse.com/event/register2/261039

Catrina Face Painting Tutorial | Monday, November 1, 2021 | 6 - 6:40 PM and 7 - 7:40 PM | In person event, materials provided | 25 attendees per session | WSU Ballet Folklórico | Link to register: https://weber.givepulse.com/event/register2/261039 


Las Cafeteras and WSU Ballet Folklórico performing at The Monarch | 455 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401 | November 1, 2021 

WSU Ballet Folklórico Performance: 6:15 - 6:45 PM

Mariachi Aguilas De La Esperanza Performance: 7 - 8 PM

Las Cafeteras Performance : 8:15 - 9:45 PM 

Hispanic Heritage Month: (September 15 - October 15, 2021)


David Romero, Mexican-American Spoken Word Artist and Performer | Wednesday, September, 156-8PM | Virtual Event - Zoom | Link to register: https://weber.zoom.us/.../register/WN_8zQ3HxQCSEWai6PrIec13A | WSU Office of the President

Bicentenario Celebration | Wednesday, September 15 | 6PM-9PM| Gallivan Center, SLC | Grito de Independencia 6:50 pm | Salt Lake City, Mexican Consulate

Latin American Cuisine | September 8, 15, 22 and 29 | Cost $4-10 dollars | 11 AM-12:30 PM | Cafeteria | Davis Applied Technology College

School Supply Drive | Thursday, September 16 | Donate school materials for low income students | Shepherd Union Building | 8 AM-8 PM | Diversity and Inclusive Programs

Town Hall with VP of Diversity and Multicultural Senators | Taco Tuesday | Tuesday, September 21 | Shepherd Union Building, Room 305 | 3- 4:30 PM | Diversity and Inclusive Programs

Lotería and Educational Resources for the Ogden Community | Thursday, September 23 | WSU Community Education Center | Light Refreshments and Door Prizes | 4:30-6:30 PM | WSU Hispanic Senator

Photo Booth and Live Music by Carlos Eligio Garcia | Thursday, September 30 | WSU Bell Tower | 5-6 PM | WSU Ballet Folklórico


Vida, Muerte, Justicia / Life, Death, Justice: Latin American and LatinX Art for the 21st century | October 1- Nov. 24 | Ogden Contemporary Art (The Monarch) & Shaw Gallery Project Space at Weber State | Opening, October 1 | Art exhibit of 24 International & National Artists Curated by Jorge Rojas and Maria del Mar Gonzalez Curators | Department of Visual Art and Design | Art Exhibit

Frida Kahlo Portrait Lead by Ayne Velasquez | Friday, October 1 | WSU Community Education Center | Light Refreshments and Door Prizes | 4:30-6:30 PM | In-Person

Agustín Casasola (1874-1938) | October | M-F 8AM-8PM | WSU Shepherd Union Building and Bridge | CME and A&D | Art Exhibit

Latin American and/or LatinX: Differences and Affinities talk by Dr. Mari Carmen Ramírez Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the ICAA at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Followed by a conversation with Dr. María del Mar González-González | October 6 | 6-9 pm (OCA) 5-9 p.m. (WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space) | OCA Center and WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space, Kimball Visual Arts Center | Zoom: 


La Conquista de América | Yo Sé Quién Sabe, Lo Que Usted No Sabe | Puppet Show | Family Friendly | Saturday, October 9 | M-F 11AM-12PM | Via Zoom | https://weber.zoom.us/j/95724200819... | Hispanic Area Council

2021 Hispanic Heritage Month, Proclamation |  Tuesday, October 12 | WSU Access and Diversity with Student Leaders| 6PM | Ogden City Council Chambers | In-Person | Ogden CIty


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