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 April 2014 Newsletter

LAA December 2013 Newsletter

Book Award

Founded in spring 2014, the Latino Alumni Alliance Book Award provides financial assistance to deserving undergraduate students and rewards the progress of those who demonstrate strong connections to the Latino and Hispanic community through student leadership, community service, and/or strong academic performance.

Alumni & Friends - Click here to donate a charitable gift to the AAA Book Award

Students - Click here to apply for this annual award. Applications are due by Friday, August 8, 2014.

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, 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

Monday, September 08, 2014

Dinner with Alumni: Nathan Dolezal SPA/BS '08 & Dan Shorts SPA/BA 11
If you are interested in working for the government or have questions about public service, then this dinner is for you. Meet two AU alumni who have been in your shoes and have now succeeded in doing what you aspire to do. Come join Nathan and Dan for dinner and a great networking event!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Alumni in the KNOW: Chris Womack SPA/MPA '85
The AU Alumni Association presents Chris Womack SPA/MPA '85 to speak about his time at AU and his distinguished career and accomplishments. 

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Alumni in the KNOW: Edward McGinnis SIS/MA '92

The AU Alumni Association host alumni Edward McGinnis SIS/MA '92 to speak about his time at AU and his distinguished career and accomplishments. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

All-American Weekend
Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and New Student Programs, AU's All-American Weekend is a celebration of American University alumni, families, students, and friends.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Alumni in the KNOW: Monica J. Hazangeles CAS/MA '96
The AU Alumni Association host alumni Monica J, Hazangeles CAS/MA '96 to speak about her time at AU and her distinguished career and accomplishments.