On Thursday, Oct. 14 Bethel will join in the 13th Annual Hispanic Day. During this special event, local high school students of Hispanic heritage are invited to the host college for a day. They are given information about the colleges that participate as well as helpful tips to get financial aid. The students are encouraged to pursue higher education in general, not just specifically the colleges represented. Six schools help host the event including Ivy Tech, Goshen College, Ancilla College and Holy Cross. There is also a special guest speaker every year. This year's speaker is Pablo Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a Bethel College alum and is working as a financial planner for Edward Jones of Granger. He was also an NAIA All-American for the Bethel soccer team. The admissions staff as well as other faculty and staff all work together to organize this event. This is Bethel's third year as a participant in the event but it is their first year serving as the host college. "This event is important for a lot of different reasons," said Erica Guevara, an admissions counselor at Bethel. "We're reaching out to the Hispanic community and letting them know about the opportunities Bethel has for them. But we're also talking about how important education is after highschool."