Multi-Award Winning Actress America Ferrera to Appear at Hudson County Community College

February 6, 2012

Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College announced today that tickets are now available for the appearance of actress America Ferrera, who will appear in the College’s 2012 Lecture Series. “An Evening with America Ferrera” is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City — just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station. There is no charge for admission.

America Ferrera is, perhaps, best known for her portrayal of the fearlessly determined character “Betty Suarez” on the hit ABC TV program, Ugly Betty. That role earned Ms. Ferrera Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards as well as ALMA and Imagen awards. More recently, Ms. Ferrera has had a recurring role in the CBS TV hit, The Good Wife. She also recently starred in the Oscar-nominated animated film, How to Train Your Dragon, and is preparing to record its sequel. Her other film credits include: Lords of Dogtown, How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer, and both films in TheSisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.

Ms. Ferrera has served as an artist-ambassador for the global humanitarian organization, Save the Children, and raised more than $44,000 to build a new elementary school in Mali. For her work with Save the Children in Mali, she was recognized with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Inspira Award and the 2011 Global Action Award for Childhood Development and Education. Additionally, she was named the 2011 recipient of the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy Award for her commitment to helping lead underprivileged families and youth to a better life and education.

“We are very excited to have America Ferrera spend an evening with our community here at the College,” said HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert. “She is role model who is to to be applauded for her talent, her choice of acting roles, and most importantly for her dedication to promoting education and improving life for children.”

Tickets for the event, which are are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, may be obtained in person at the Hudson County Community College Office of Student Activities (25 Journal Square, Room 104) or by phoning (201) 360-4195.