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. 


LAA December 2014 Newsletter
LAA September 2014 Newsletter

LAA April 2014 Newsletter
LAA December 2013 Newsletter


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.


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
Nathalia Montoya Casanova, SIS/BA '14

Future Alumni Outreach Co-Chair


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)

Stay Connected through Social Media

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

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Webinar: Navigating the College Application Process

Applying to college can feel like a full-time job, but educating yourself about key steps can make the college application process less stressful. Join Greg Grauman, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Admissions, for this webinar to learn some tips to make the process easier.  All AU alumni and their family members are invited to attend.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Twitter Town Hall with President Kerwin
American University President Neil Kerwin, SPA/BA '71, will host a Twitter Town Hall for alumni on Wednesday, October 28, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET. This is an excellent opportunity for you to share your thoughts and ask questions about American University. Submit your questions live (or before the event if you can't attend) by tweeting and including the hashtag #AskAUPres.

Follow @AmericanUAlum and #AskAUPres to see President Kerwin's answers and join the conversation!

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