American University Latino Alumni Alliance


Objective

The mission of the American University Latino Alumni Alliance (LAA) is to increase engagement, foster connections, and build a worldwide network of over 4,500 American University Latino and Hispanic-heritage alumni community and beyond. The LAA allows possibilities for alumni to further their participation through volunteer opportunities, student mentorship, and promotion of understanding and awareness of the AU Latino community.

The vision of the Latino Alumni Alliance (“LAA”) is to build a life-long and global network of American University Latino alumni that philanthropically commits to AU, and serves as a support system and influential voice for the University-wide Latino community. 

Newsletter

LAA December 2014 Newsletter
LAA September 2014 Newsletter

LAA April 2014 Newsletter
LAA December 2013 Newsletter

Reunion

2014 Multicultural Alumni Reunion

Book Award

Meet the Inaugural LAA Book Award winner - Melissa Ramos, SPA/BA 16 (click here)  - and consider a charitable gift to the 2015 LAA Book Award.  Click here.

Leadership

Chair
Evelyn Kelly, CAS/BS '01

Immediate Past Chair
Ana M. Polanco, Esq., SPA/BA '98

Signature Programs Co-Chair
Janethe Peña, SIS/BA '02
2015 Multicultural Alumni Reunion Chair

Social Media and Marketing Co-Chair
VACANT

Future Alumni Outreach Co-Chair

VACANT

DC Programming and Events Co-Chair
Melina Olmo, SIS/BA '99

International Outreach Co-Chair
Oriana Izquierdo, SIS/BA '00

Membership Co-Chair
Jose Aristimuño, SPA/BA '12, WCL/JD '17 candidate

Awards and Scholarships Co-Chair
Kathy LaTorre, SPA/BA '11

Student Representative
Carlos Vera, SPA/BA '15, SPA/MPA '16 candidate

Leadership Legacy

Celebrating the past Chairs of the AU Latino Alumni Alliance
Ana M. Polanco, Esq., SPA/BA '98 (2012 - 2014)

Get Involved

Join the Latino Alumni Alliance on Facebook and LinkedIn to connect to other alumni and stay updated on events and meetings.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

KPU Presents: First Lady Laura Bush, AU 2015 Wonk of the Year
The Kennedy Political Union (KPU) is proud to announce that former First Lady Laura Bush is American University’s 2015 Wonk of the Year. The award recognizes a well‐known individual who is smart, passionate, focused, engaged, and who uses their knowledge and influence to create meaningful change in the world.

Friday, April 17, 2015

AU Multicultural Alumni Networking Mixer

Join members of the AU Black Alumni Alliance, AU Latino Alumni Alliance, and AU's multicultural alumni community for a casual networking event in New York. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

PRIDE ABCs: Alumni Brunch and Cocktails (NY)

Join the AU Pride Alumni Alliance for the Pride ABCs (Alumni Brunch & Cocktails)! Connect and chat with other members of the LGBTQ and ally alumni community over delicious food and drinks.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Latino Alumni Alliance Brunch
Join the American University Latino Alumni Alliance for its 3rd Annual Brunch to reconnect or meet new alumni and find out how you can become involved in the Alliance.