Reina: Aida Muñoz
Parents: Raymundo Muñoz & Mirza Acosta
Origin: Nochistlan, Zacatecas & Cuauthemoc, Chihuahua (Mexico)
Major: Social Work
1. What made you want to run for ENMU's Reina Hispana?
I wanted an opportunity to better integrate into college life since I am a transfer. The Reina platform allows me to do so while being a voice for the Hispanic community.
2. What made you attend ENMU?
My family from Clovis, NM was a big influence on choosing ENMU, some attended and loved the school and environment.
3. Describe where you are from and your family heritage.
I was first generation born in the U.S. in Fort Worth, TX. My parents being immigrants from Mexico raised me according to their customs and traditions. I carry pride in being culturally knowledgeable of my Hispanic background.
4. How do you embrace your culture?
I embrace my culture my sharing time with my family. From them I have learned the language, values and traditions that come with our culture. I aspire to always grow in my knowledge.
5. What do you feel you can contribute to Multicultural Affairs?
I am always interested in learning new things about other cultures and working as a part of a team to further spread awareness. I hope to be part of the many events Multicultural Affairs offers ENMU students.
6. How would you encourage others to embrace their cultures?
I would encourage others to take pleasure in their own cultural values and traditions. Learn as much as possible in order to keep their culture alive.
7. What is/was your favorite multicultural presentation so far?
Unfortunately, I have been unable to attend the past events, but I am looking forward to the upcoming presentations.
8. What is your favorite thing about ENMU?
The fact that even though I am hours away from my immediate family, I still feel right at home.
9. How has being the Hispanic Reina (queen) affected your perspective on your culture?
It has made me realize that culture is a very valuable aspect in defining who you are as a person.
10. What is the one aspect of the Hispanic culture you feel most passionate about?
Family is my everything. I owe all my knowledge to them and our culture is very passionate about having a strong united family.
11. If you could describe the Hispanic culture with three words what would they be and why?
United, love, thrive. Hispanics are united as a culture, they pass on the love they have of their background and always thrive to provide a better future for the newer generations.
12. What's your favorite part about being Reina?
I am given the chance to represent the Hispanic culture and be recognized for my cultural pride to younger generations.
13. Who is your biggest influence and why?
My older brother, Junior, is my biggest influence. He is always there when I need advice and has made me find a way to believe in myself.
14. If there is one thing you wanted the ENMU community to know about your culture what would it be?
Hispanic culture is all over campus, take time to learn about it. It may vary a bit from person to person, but ultimately, we are joined as one.
15. What some advice you would give to future Reinas?
Do not doubt your knowledge, culture or yourself. Show the world the beauty of Hispanic culture!
Rey: Johnatan Renteria
Parents: Victor y Myrna Ramirez
Major: Criminal Justice
- What made you want to run for ENMU's Rey Hispano?
I ran for Rey because I heard it was a great way to get involved with the school.
- What made you attend ENMU?
The criminal justice program here is amazing and it's not too far from home.
- Describe where you are from and your family heritage.
Roswell, New Mexico. My parents are both from Mexico and came to the United States as teenagers.
- How do you embrace your culture?
By music, food, the art, the family reunions.
- What do you feel you can contribute to Multicultural Affairs?
Enthusiasm, Happiness, and Good Vibes.
- How would you encourage others to embrace their cultures?
Be proud of where you come from and where you are now, anything is possible.
- What is/was your favorite multicultural presentation so far?
The First Famous Hispanic Americans.
- What is your favorite thing about ENMU?
Homecoming week and festival romanico.
- How has being the Hispanic Rey (king) affected your perspective on your culture?
It's made me take even more pride in showing where I come from.
- What is the one aspect of the Hispanic culture you feel most passionate about?
- If you could describe the Hispanic culture with three words what would they be and why?
Live. Laugh and Love because in the Latino community you have fun at all times and there's almost never a dull moment. You then learn to love you culture and compare it to no other.
- What's your favorite part about being Rey (king)?
Being able to meet new people every day.
- Who is your biggest influence and why?
My father Victor "El Macho" Ramirez. he is known by many and respected by all.
- If there is one thing you wanted the ENMU community to know about your culture what would
The beautiful traditions that happen year round, like Dia De Los Muertos etc.
- What some advice you would give to future Rey's (kings)?
Participate as much as possible, I haven't done the whole year and I'm already having a blast.