Experience : (2000 - 2003)
Mariachi de la Flor, a musical group trained in traditional
Mexican music was formed by Dr. Cándida Jáquez of the Folklore
and Ethnomusicology Department.
The Indiana University Latino Alumni Association was
launched with an inagural meeting. Among other agenda items, the first
board of directors was selected:
* President: Cecilia Vaca, '96
* Vice-President: Michael A. Nino, '93
* Secretary: R.R. Goyakla Apache, '00
* Treasurer: Gloria M. Escabalzeta, '96
* Board Members:
* Diana (Hernandez) Dominguez, '83
* Eliza (Garza) Fisk, '71, '74
* Maritza Quinones-Rivera, '96, '99
* David Hernandez, '75, '99
* Eugenia Castro, '95* Student Representative: Gabino Zapata, senior.
A group called Hombre Latino was started and facilitated
by Dr. Manuel Martinez and Ricardo Montelongo. The goal of this organization
is to provide a support group aimed specifically at Latino men who are
students, staff, and faculty. This group helps members grow academically,
culturally, and as a support network.
Gerardo Gonzalez became the first
Latino Dean of a school of any IU campus when he took over the position
at the School of Education.
The Latino Studies Program was established. Jorge Chapa,
Ph.D. was the first director. The first course offered to students was
entitled “Latinos in the U.S.: Past, Present, and Future.”
Omega Delta Phi is a Service/Social fraternity which
was active on Indiana University's campus during the fall semester. During
that time the president was Gabino Zapata. The organization dedicates
itself to meeting the needs and concerns of the Latino community.
The Indiana Latina/o Collegiate Leadership Conference provides
the Latino community with many opportunities to exchange ideas and consider
future endeavors. Pictured here, some graduate student panelists offer
their views and help shape the discussion.
Michael Andrew Nino became President of the Indiana University
Latino Alumni Association. Michael was a 1993 graduate of IU with a BA
degree in criminal justice.
The Latino Faculty and Staff Council was created.
The Executive Council included Belinda De La Rosa, Chair, Raquel
Anderson(not in photo), Faculty Concerns, Gonzalo Isidro-Bruno,
Staff Concerns, Lillian Casillas, Student Concerns, Maritza Quinoñes-Rivera,
Marketing and Public Relations.
Visitors visit the La Casa tent at the annual Culturefest
The Mathers World Cultures Museum featured La Cara Latina de Bloomington
||Cyndi Valentín became the first
Latina to be offered a basketball scholarship at Indiana University.
The interest group Lambda
Upsilon Lambda (L.U.L.), a Latino oriented fraternity was
organized by Melvin Tejada. This fraternal service organization is aimed
at uniting men in brotherhood in order to serve the Latino community.
September 27, 2003
||Guadalupe Valtierra (on right) is standing with Bloomington
Sharon Stephens Brehm and was the recipient of 2003 Distinguished
Alumni Award during the Latino Alumni Reunion Luncheon.