Kansas Author, Dennis Garcia, to Visit GCCC Sept. 6, 2019

[Garden City, KS, August 29, 2019] Dennis Raphael Garcia, AWA and Garden City native, is launching a book a tour during Hispanic Heritage Month (September) in support of the inspiring biography he penned, Marine, Public Servant, Kansan: The Life of Ernest Garcia.

The community is invited to the author's event and book signing to learn about the inspiring biography of Ernest Garcia. "Ernie" is a native of Garden City and his remarkable life in public service has taken him from the wheat fields of Kansas to the White House, and the halls of the United States Senate.

Who: Dennis Raphael Garcia, Award-Winning Author

Where: Garden City Community College, Beth Tedrow Student Center, Endowment Room (801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846) 

When: Friday , Sept. 6, 2019, from 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

For more information about the author or this event, contact Veronica V. Sopher, at vsopher@hotmail.com or 512-694-6853. 

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Garcia will shares Ernie's amazing story of grit, determination and love of country. The book recounts Ernie’s early education and hardships, which transformed into opportunities in his public service and military careers. Ernie’s American Dream was the dream of his great-grandfather and grandparents who left Mexico during the Mexican Revolution turmoil and prior to World War I. Their dream for their children was a better life of security, education and prosperity. Ernie became the first Hispanic U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms. In 1986, as Ernie escorted the U.S. President to the podium for the State of the Union Address, he reflected on his family’s long and arduous journey from Zacatecas to Kansas.

In Marine, Public Servant, Kansan, the remarkable character of not just one Kansan son of Mexican immigrants but also the immigrant experience itself is eloquently and poignantly weaved into the story of Ernie and his family’s American dream.

Garcia is available for interviews ahead of the tour, and will be available for photos and interviews at the event. Dennis R. Garcia, cousin of Ernest is a retired attorney and teacher. Formerly a Kansan, he now lives in Arlington, Virginia. Books will be available for purchase at the event or are available on Amazon, University Press Kansas online and other online booksellers. More information about the author and book can be found at https://www.dennisraphaelgarcia.com

Garden City Community College exists to produce positive contributors to the economic and social well-being of society. For more information about GCCC, contact Ashley Salazar, Director of Public Relations, at ashley.salazar@gcccks.edu or 620-276-9622. 



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