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Hennepin Technical College Hosts Hmong New Year Event

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Hmong cultural event at Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, November 21, 2019 – Hennepin Technical College (HTC) hosted its first-ever Hmong New Year event.

Hennepin Tech employees of Hmong descent organized the culture and arts celebration. The tech school is very diverse and has a significant number of students from Southeast Asia. The performance showcased dancers, singers, and musicians who represent the Hmong community.

“I’m hoping that people got a little glimpse of being exposed to a different culture,” said Jean Maierhofer. “Learning about some of the traditions about another culture. And hopefully that helps us be a much more welcoming and inclusive place.”

The Hmong New Year is a time to honor ancestors and give thanks for the completion of the fall harvest.

About Hennepin Technical College
Founded in 1972, Hennepin Technical College (HTC) is the largest stand-alone technical college in Minnesota. With campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, the college has a diverse student population of more than 18,000 and offers degree and non-degree coursework in over 45 programs. Achieving a 99% job placement rate, HTC prepares students for in-demand and high-paying employment opportunities. HTC is a member of Minnesota State, which includes 30 colleges and seven state universities. For more information, visit

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Last updated by mdibba : 2022-08-09 11:43:59