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La CelebraciÓn Latina

La Celebración Latina is a celebratory program that highlights Latino graduates at the University of Michigan at the conclusion of every academic year. The mission of the program is not only to recognize their achievements and the cultural significance of the Latino community, but also to give incentive to future students to reach the ultimate goal of graduation. The purpose of La Celebración Latina is to come together to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating students, as well as to show respect to everyone who helped them make this wonderful achievement, including family members, friends, faculty, staff and administrators.

La Celebración Latina 2014 Event Registration

La Celebracion Latina 2014 Committee/Volunteer Registration

 

For further information, please contact the program coordinator:
Sara Garcia
3009 Student Activities Building
515 E.Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor,MI 48109-1316
E-mail: sgarciaz@umich.edu

History

On Friday, April 28, 2000, over 300 graduates, their families and friends, University faculty, staff and administrators joined together in celebration for the inaugural year of La Celebración Latina. The event was a culmination of efforts by students, primarily, and also of various University of Michigan units, to coordinate a festivity that acknowledged the achievements of Latino graduates.


In addition to this program, there is a La Celebracion Latina Organization created by students to help with the planning and success of this program. The organization has created a fund to help with the event and to help us recognize Latino/a graduates who are excelling and/or pursing further education here at the university. If you're interested in donating to our organization please click here to donate.


Keynote speakers have included:

2012: Kristine Moline, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Behavioral Medicine, University of Miami

2011: Glorida DeLeon, Executive VP for the National Hispanic Institute

2010: Darys Mordan, Chief Executive Officer of the Dominican Republic's Stock Exchange (BVRD)
2009: Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean of the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
2008: Maria de los Angeles Torres, Ph.D. Director of Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
2007: Catherine Benamou, Ph.D., Associate Professor Screen Arts and Cultures and Associate Professor of American Culture, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
2006: Neil Foley, Ph.D., University of Texas
2005: Cecilia Muñoz, Vice President of the Office of Research, Advocacy & Legislation at the National Council of La Raza.
2004: Diane N. DeHoyos, General Motors
2003: Ricardo Muñoz, Alderman – 22nd Ward, City of Chicago
2002: Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., President, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
2001: Juan E. Mestas, Ph.D. 2000: Aida Hurtado, Ph.D.

Publications

Program Brochure (file size: 1.2MB)

2012 Program (file size: 7.1 MB)
2011 Program (file size: 2.7 MB)
2010 Program (file size: 6.5 MB)
2009 Program (file size: 2.4 MB)
2007 Program (file size: 9.6 MB)
2006 Program (file size: 3.6 MB)
2005 Program (file size: 2.8 MB)

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