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CORE Business & Community Development Manager of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Marcie Castaneda embarked on a Sister State Mission to Piura representing the State of Maryland Sister State Commerce Committee.

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On June 30, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Peru’s Universidad de Piura established a formal partnership . The agreement was signed by Antonio Moreira, UMBC’s vice provost for academic affairs, and UDEP Rector Sergio Antonio Balarezo Saldaña via live video. This partnership includes outlines for collaboration between UMBC’s master’s program in teaching English as a second language (TESOL) and UDEP’s Centro de Idiomas (Center for Language).

Photos by Marlayna Demond for UMBC.

On July 28th, Deputy Secretary Borunda presented a Governor’s Citation to Ambassador Pareja in honor of the 196th anniversary of the Independence of Peru. Celebrations were held at the Peruvian Consulate, Washington, D.C.

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