Latino Alumni Association newsletter
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY SUMMER 2015
LAA Update: Letâ€™s Talk Numbers
of LMU undergraduate students receive financial aid
$6,000 - $7,500
Average Annual LAA Scholarship Award (renewable up to four years)
LAA Scholarship funding awarded, 2014-15
LAA Scholars by Class Standing
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LAA Scholars by College/School
Undergraduate tuition and fees, 2014-15
Number of LAA Scholarship Recipients, 2014-15
University match on LAA Scholarships awarded
Average cumulative undergraduate student debt
of LAA Scholars are first generation to attend college
THE LAA SCHOLARSHIP IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE FOLLOWING GENEROUS SPONSORS AND CORPORATE PARTNERS.
LMU’s 16th president
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. Presidential Sponsors
Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D. President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D. President Snyder’s tenure began June 2015. He comes to LMU with more than 20 years of experience as a professor and administrator and most recently served as vice president for academic affairs at Loyola University Maryland. To learn more, visit: http://president.lmu.edu/biography/.
Year In Review
“We’re honored to support the work you do every day to help our youth obtain the education and skillset they need to succeed. Bank of America’s investment in the LMU Latino Alumni Association, amongst other programs at the university, allows us to help our youth achieve financial stability through higher education, which is critical to the growth of our entire community.” – Bank of America Foundation
Silver Sponsors Business Counsel Law Group LLP Curacao League of California Cities - Latino Caucus Union Bank
LAA @ L.A. Galaxy Game, September 2014: LAA welcomed more than 65 alumni, family and friends to an L.A. Galaxy match at the StubHub Center. It was a fun evening out to celebrate the Galaxy’s Annual Hispanic Heritage Night, and making the night even more exciting, the L.A. Galaxy took the win!
Alumni BBQ, September 2014: Alumni and their families were invited back to campus for the 60th Annual LMU Alumni BBQ. In traditional fashion, LAA served ice cold margaritas at their booth, while alums and their families snapped pictures with Iggy the Lion nearby.
Bronze Sponsors ARS Financial Consulting Service City National Bank El Clasificado F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. Graphic Electric Inc. Jesuit Community at LMU L.A. Galaxy Foundation LIUNA Local 300 Los Angeles County Hispanic Managers Association Merrill Lynch Paladin Capital Group Porto’s Bakery PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary 2 LAA NEWSLETTER
LAA Ambassador Meeting, October 2014: The LAA Ambassadors have long been front line volunteers and advocates for the Latino Alumni Association. Last year at their annual meeting, some of our LAA Ambassadors posed for a fun photo with members of Ballet Folklórico de LMU (two of which are LAA Scholars).
LAA Scholarship Awards Dinner, November 2014: The Latino Alumni Association celebrated its 33rd Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The evening attracted more than 345 guests and generated more than $108K in scholarship support (sponsorships and direct scholarship commitments). Our accomplished scholarship recipients and the following esteemed honorees were recognized: L.A. Galaxy Foundation, Corporate Honoree for Service in the Latino Community; Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Community Service Honoree; Thomas Cervantez ’86, Role Model Honoree; Graciela Limón, Ph.D., Lifetime Achievement Honoree; and Alyssa Perez ’15, Theology and Political Science double major, was presented with the Donald P. Merrifield, S.J. Scholarship.
Meet the LMU Latino Alumni Association
The LMU Latino Alumni Association is an family of more than 9,000 alumni, 1,300 current students, 84 scholarship recipients, friends, donors, parents, corporate sponsors and partners. We are a community that supports LMU Lions in their pursuit of a higher education and an network for our alumni and community partners.
We are grateful to those who have established named annual and endowed scholarships in partnership with LAA. The following will be awarded during the 2015-16 academic year: • Anatolia Etcheverry de Gaviña Annual Scholarship • Argelia Atilano Annual Scholarship • Celia Margaret Gonzales Torres Memorial Endowed Scholarship • Donald and Michele Alvarado Family Annual Scholarship • Dr. Graciela Limón Annual
(Left to right) Richard Veyna ’72, Sebastian Blanco ’09, Rafael Sweet J.D. ’07 LAA Mixer, April 2015
Scholarship • Edison International Annual
“I always enjoy coming back to campus for this event. It gives me the chance to reconnect with old friends and meet some new folks. Especially at this point in my career, it is important to me that I stay connected with my LMU contacts. I still remember my time at LMU as a student and I remember how much I wanted to network with professionals and alumni. This is another reason why I make it a point to participate as a LAA Ambassador and attend the events I can.” – Sebastian Blanco ’09
Scholarship • Jesus L. Legaspi Annual Scholarship • Rose Acosta Yonai and John Yonai Annual Scholarship • Salinas Family Annual Scholarship • Sara Mijares Del Fium Annual Scholarship • SOL Annual Scholarship
(Left to right) Virginia Valenzuela ’76, Mariana Gonzalez ’10, Triny Rios ’17, Citlaly Orozco ’15
LAA Mixer, April 2015
“It’s hard to believe that this year I attended the LAA Mixer for the last time as a student. I’m grateful to all the alumni who gave me advice and shared their stories. I only hope I can offer that same guidance to future Lions. I’m so excited to say that I earned my degree in only three years and am now the first in my family to have a college degree. Thank you LAA for my scholarship, for being in my corner, and for giving me an extended family.” – Citlaly Orozco ’15
LAA Scholarship Recipients 2014-15 Accomplishments Academic Awards Convocation Carolina Nuñez ’15, Academic Awards Recipient Alyssa Perez ’15, Presidential Citation Student Service & Leadership Awards Sierra Hegle ’16, Alfred Kilp, S.J. Award Harvard Latino Leadership Initiative Alejandro Parras ’15 Research Symposium, Presenters Juan Carrillo ’16 Ann Flores ’15 Brianna Medina ’17 Carolina Nuñez ’15 Valeria Pereira ’15 Lucia Ramirez ’16 Lizbeth Rojas Sanchez ’16
Research Symposium, Presenters cont... Windy Salter Ruiz ’15 Matthew Vallejo ’15 Magna Cum Laude Graduates Carolina Nuñez ’15 Alyssa Perez ’15 Matthew Vallejo ’15 Cum Laude Graduates Daniela Corona ’15 Nestor Crespin ‘15 Vanessa Martinez ’15 Alejandro Parras ’15
LMU Latino Alumni Association Cynthia Gonzalez, Director of Development Latino Alumni Association & Scholarship Initiatives can be reached at: 310.338.5878 or at email@example.com
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Latino Alumni Association newsletter SUMMER EDITION 2015
A special thank you to the LMU Latino Alumni Association Board of Directors for their
Save the Date for the 34th Annual Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Awards Dinner Thursday, November 12, 2015
commitment and advocacy: ALEX MARTIN CHAVES ’86, PARENT ’13, PRESIDENT DONALD ALVARADO ’77, PARENT ’09, ’12 MARCELA BAILEY ’92 MARTHA DE LA TORRE ’78 MICHAEL GAVIÑA ’02, M.B.A. ’07 JAIME JIMENEZ ’88 SARA MIJARES DEL FIUM ’03 STEVEN NAVARRO ’84 FELIX NUÑEZ ’91, M.D., M.P.H. ERNESTO PANTOJA ’01, J.D. ’08 ARMANDO SOSA ’88, PARENT ’18 CESAR TRELLES ELISA VÁSQUEZ ’89 ROSE YONAI ’81, PARENT ’10
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE DR. GRACIELA LIMON, IN PURPLE, IS GREETED BY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION DEAN SHANE MARTIN, FAR RIGHT, AND OTHERS AT THE 2014 LAA DINNER.
LAA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS AT THE 2014 LAA DINNER
THE 2015 LMU LAA ESTEEMED HONOREES ARE: Sodexo, Inc., & Affiliates
The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation
Corporate Honoree for Leadership in the Community
Community Service Honoree
Alumni Role Model Award
Donald P. Merrifield, S.J. Scholar
Maria Salinas ’87 President/Founder, Salinas Consulting, LLC Chairwoman, ProAmerica Bank
Marianna Hernandez ’16 Psychology and Sociology