Brother: Ricky Salazar
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, minor in Spanish. Working on Master’s in Social Work
When he was 11 years old, Ricky Salazar was sleeping alongside his cousin in the living room of his aunt’s house.
Out of a deep sleep, he was awoken suddenly by sharp, deep knocks at the front door in the middle of the night. Upon opening the door, he saw two police detectives waiting outside the house.
After calling for his cousin’s mom and dad to come to the door, the detectives broke the news — Ricky’s 18-year-old male cousin was shot and killed.Read More
Omicron Chapter founding father Omar Huichapa is this week’s (Feb. 12-Feb. 18) NAK of the Week.
Brother: Omar Huichapa
Education: Bachelor’s in Spanish from UNR
Since about August 2011, Omar Huichapa has served as the director of TEAM UP (Together Everyone Achieves More Utilizing Programs) at Echo Loder Elementary School, a program special to Washoe County School District which aims to provide students with further academic and enrichment (physical and creative activity) opportunities than they are supplied with in school.
Huichapa, who is a founding father of the Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity Omicron Chapter at the University of Nevada, Reno, said the program he runs, which works with about 120 children, has a special meaning to him considering his background.Read More
Our next big fundraiser will be Taste of Reno 2012: End of the World! This will be our chapter’s fourth TOR concert. It started in 2009 and has grown exponentially since. The concert prides itself on gathering lots of local talent from the Reno scene, bringing them together for one night, and letting their fans see all types of music Reno has to offer.
In the past two years, Taste of Reno has drawn more than 1,000 fans and has hosted more than 10 bands in each show.
For this year’s show, we will also host 10 bands and will again hold the event at The Knitting Factory, a prime concert venue that holds more than 1,200 people.
All proceeds from the show benefit NAKLand, an annual free children’s carnival we put on for low-income families and children in the Reno area during April of each year.
‘Like’ the Taste of Reno Facebook page here.
Visit the Taste of Reno website here.
See you at the concert! Rock on!Read More