2019 SAC Fiesta Brunch Features Rita Moreno

April 24, 2019

SAC Public Relations


SAC Welcomes Living Legend, Rita Moreno, for 2nd Annual SAC Fiesta Brunch

Earlier today, San Antonio College hosted the 2nd Annual SAC Fiesta Brunch to raise funds for SAC students who are at-risk of dropping out of school. The event, part of the SAC Multicultural Conference which is an official FIESTA event, was held at the Pearl Stable just north of Downtown.  

Hosted by national motivational speaker and author, Roy Juarez, Jr., the Brunch featured Rita Moreno, legendary film and theater actress, as the special guest speaker. Moreno, now 87 years old, previously visited San Antonio College in October 2013.  

Throughout her 70-year career, Moreno has collected dozens of awards. She also belongs to an elite group of 12 living performers who have won entertainment’s grand slam of the industry's most prestigious awards: The Oscar, The Emmy, The Tony and The Grammy. During her presentation, she spoke about her career, being a Latina in Hollywood, and she even gave the audience of taste of her love affair with actor Marlon Brando. 

Throughout the nearly two-hour event, some 300 guests were treated to a fabulous brunch catered by Absolutely Delicious—and every attendee received a SAC fiesta medal, as well as a medal donated from Whataburger, one of the event sponsors. In addition, Whataburger donated a year supply of Whataburger to one lucky SAC student.  

The Brunch had many other sponsorships from various local organizations and companies, including O’Connell Robertson who was the Champion-level sponsor.  

All proceeds from the event will go to the SAC President’s Fund for support of at-risk students. As an urban community college, SAC has some staggering stats: about 64% of students receive financial assistance, 44% of students are housing insecure, 42% of students are food insecure, and some 11% of students have experienced homelessness. 

The SAC Fiesta Brunch was founded by SAC President, Dr. Robert Vela, to help at-risk students persist and graduate. Watch Video. 

For more information about how you can donate to the SAC President’s Fund, please contact the Office of the President at 210-486-0960.


Photo Credit: Leonard Zeigler 

See more photos from the event on the SAC Facebook page.