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 the 4,000 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 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

Vice Chair (Membership)
Antonio Gutierrez, Esq., SIS/BA '01

Immediate Past Chair

Ana M. Polanco, Esq., SPA/BA '98

Signature Programs Co-Chair
Janethe Pena, SIS/BA '02

Social Media and Marketing Co-Chair
Daniel Leon-Davis, SIS/BA '13

Future Alumni Outreach Co-Chairs

Wilmara Guido-Chizhik, SIS/BA '06
Marcela Guachamin-Trask, SIS/BA '05

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

Texas Social and Networking Programs Co-Chair
Valerie Reyes-Braun, Kogod/BSBA '02

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

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

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, November 05, 2014

Dinner with Alumni: Janethe Pena (SIS/BA '02) and Melina Olmo (SIS/BA '99)
Janethe Peña and Melina Olmo will host a student dinner with a focus on business etiquette and cultural business differences in the workplace.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Pride Networking Reception with UMD Lambda Pride Alumni Club
Join the AU Pride Alumni Alliance and the University of Maryland Lambda Pride Alumni Club for an evening of meeting new friends and making connections with fellow LGBTQ and ally alumni.