Posted - April 11, 2012
Eureka College Alumnus to Deliver Baccalaureate Sermon
may 11, 2012
Eureka College alumnus Jose Cruz will give the sermon at the Eureka College baccalaureate service for graduates at 6:30 p.m. May 11 in Becker Auditorium in the Cerf Center. The service is free and open to the public.
Cruz’s sermon titled “Of First Importance " will be taken from the apostle Paul's letter to the Corinthians. The text will be 1 Corinthians 15:1-11.
Cruz received a bachelor’s degree in art from Eureka College in 1993 and a juris doctor degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Cruz is founder and president of Cruz and Associates, an Hispanic owned and operated communications firm that specializes in political campaign consulting, public affairs and educational consulting targeted at the Hispanic community.
Cruz formerly was assistant to the director of Hispanic affairs in the Bill Clinton administration, where he worked for inclusion of national Hispanic leadership at issue meetings and presidential events, including designing specific events for the president and members of the Hispanic community. He was the assistant hall manager at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1996.
In 2004, Cruz was the deputy director of the “Get out the Vote” campaign for the Kerry-Edwards ticket in Florida, with a focus on the Hispanic community in south Florida.
Cruz also was vice president of a nonprofit educational consulting firm that served Hispanic colleges and universities in the United States, Mexico and Latin America.
For more information about the baccalaureate, contact Eureka College Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes at (309) 467-6429.
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