CU marks Hispanic Heritage Month with visit by ‘The Cuban Guy’

September 4, 2019

Andres LaraAs part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Clarion University, Andres Lara, better known as “The Cuban Guy,” will present “How to Move Forward When You Feel Like Quitting” at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Center, Clarion campus. The presentation, sponsored by The Office of Student Minority Services, is free and open to the public.

Lara was born in Cuba but escaped and came to America when he was 16 years old. Arriving with only the clothes on his back and not speaking the language, he was able to build himself and achieve success in life. At his presentation, he will share his experiences and how he was able to overcome life's challenges.

A graduate of Montclair State University with a degree in speech communication and a minor in creative writing, Lara has authored several internationally selling books, including "Inspire the Sleeping Giant Within," "How to Stay Motivated During Difficult Times," and "The Finishing Line." He has also appeared on several well-known radio shows and in newspapers throughout the nation. Currently, he serves as the CEO of A. Success Training and travels the United States as a speaker. To learn more, visit

Last Updated 9/4/19