|The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives|
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.
For further information, please contact the program coordinator:
3009 Student Activities Building
515 E.Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor,MI 48109-1316
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)
Program Brochure (file size: 1.2MB)
2012 Program (file size: 7.1 MB)