UCLA Scholarship Interviewers needed!

ULAA Scholarship Panel Interviewers Needed, Sunday, March 31st: Join us to select our next scholarship freshman scholars. Recipients will receive a minimum of $4,000, mentorship and invaluable resources from ULAA.  We will screen our incoming Bruins on Sunday, March 31st, Location: 3767 Worsham Avenue Long Beach, CA 90808. Time: 9 AM - 3 PM (https://goo.gl/forms/WpVxUC4JqnfkmOKm2

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Join ULAA Finance Committee

Finance Committee:

    • With 2019 being our 30th Anniversary, help us reach our $1M Scholarship Endowment goal by donating here: https://giving.ucla.edu/Campaign/Donate.aspx?SiteNum=1453&Fund=30584o%22%20target=%22_
    • Do you have an accounting or finance background and would like to help ULAA reach its $1,000,000 goal? Or do you own a business and would like to inquire about sponsoring a ULAA event such as our Fiesta de Inspiracion scholarship fundraiser?
    • Our next meeting will be a video conference on March 18, 2019 at 8pm.

For more information, please contact the Finance Committee Chair, Luisa Garcia at Luisa.a.garcia@alumni.ucla.edu

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UCLA ONE

UCLA ONE

Do you want to learn about other Latino Bruins in your field or job opportunities?  Then join UCLA ONE, a platform to network and learn more about various professional opportunities.  The UCLA Latino Alumni has a created a group page! To join please sign-up at http://bit.ly/UCLAOneULAA

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UCLA Volunteers for Non Profits and K-12

ULAA Volunteer Request for K-12/Non-Profit Career Panel/ Day

Educators/Non-Profit Advocates: Do you have an upcoming Career Day or Panel where you will need UCLA Latino Alumni to present about their career or be part of a panel? Please fill out the following to help us share your event! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScU8hBmMcTBOrEqjNGPaQATqZ8Y_nYT4Vsa7DXKGiKrr_4gFg/viewform  Alumni, we will share these wonderful volunteer opportunities to get engaged in the community on our website and the next newsletter

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A Word From Our Latino Student Organizations

A word from our Latino Student Organizations

MEChA de UCLA will be hosting over 1,000 past, present, and future Mechistas from March 29-31, 2019 at UCLA for their 50th Anniversary Celebration as a national organization.  Our student leaders are looking to engage MEChA alumni for this wonderful event. Please fill out this form if you were involved with MEChA: https://goo.gl/forms/2OxSshyRmzWLT5992  

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UCLA BRUIN MERCHANDISE

ULAA Merchandise
ULAA Merchandise
Orgulloso de Ser Bruin
Check out our exclusive merchandise by attending ULAA's Show Your Love event. If you are just looking to sport a T-shirt, are in need of a portable charger or are looking for your next game-day tote bag, then look no further and make your purchase today. Funds from your purchase go to support UCLA Latino Alumni Association.
 
Support UCLA

Membership gives you access to UCLA and funds Alumni Association programs for more than 500,000 Bruins worldwide.
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SHOW YOUR LOVE UCLA

Show Your Love for ULAA
The UCLA Latino Alumni Association (ULAA) invites you to an evening of fun and festivities at The Wellesbourne. Mingle with friends and make new Bruin connections while sharing UCLA memories at this charming 19th century English-style bar. By the end of the night, your relationship status will be "taken by ULAA."

Details

Thursday, Feb. 21
7 - 10 p.m.
 
The Wellesbourne
10929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064


Arrive early to catch the Wellesbourne's amazing happy hour (5 - 7 p.m.), and stay to network with Latino Bruins or participate in a silent auction to help ULAA reach its $1 million scholarship endowment fundraising goal.
RSVP
We hope you will join us and network with our fellow Latino Bruins,

Soleil Delgadillo '09 – President
Janette Alvarez '98, M.U.R.P. '01 – Vice President
Karla Lopez Aguinaga '16 – Secretary
Brandon Rivera, U.N.E.X. '16 – Treasurer
Erika Rose Aspericueta '05 – Community Relations Chair
Laura Barrero '13 – Membership Chair
Maritza Cha '05, M.Ed. '07 – Scholarship Chair
Sergio Valenzuela '13 – University Relations Chair
Luisa Garcia '10 – Finance Chair
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UCLA scholarship readers

UCLA Scholarship Readers and Phone Interviewers 

Scholarship season is just around the corner! If you are interested in being a reader, click here to register. For those who are unsure of membership level, choose “member.” If you would like to be part of the ULAA phone interview process, click here.
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ULAA 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW, 2019 HAPPENINGS

Message From the Board of Directors
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for helping ULAA host events throughout the past year, including Volunteer Day, Fiesta de Inspiración and our annual holiday mixer and toy drive . We look forward to your involvement in our scholarship readings, preparation for our 30th anniversary, event collaborations with diversity and regional networks, and other exciting opportunities for our 40,000+ members.

This newsletter will highlight:
  • Upcoming events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Year in review
  • Newly elected Latino public officials
  • Gratitude for our supporters
  • Committee openings
  • Official ULAA merchandise
Happy New Year from the ULAA Board of Directors!  

Soleil Delgadillo '09 – President
Janette Alvarez '98, M.U.R.P. '01 – Vice President
Karla Lopez Aguinaga '16 – Secretary
Brandon Rivera, U.N.E.X. '16 – Treasurer
Erika Rose Aspericueta '05 – Community Relations Chair
Laura Barrero '13 – Membership Chair
Maritza Cha '05, M.Ed. '07 – Scholarship Chair
Sergio Valenzuela '13 – University Relations Chair
Luisa Garcia '13 – Finance Chair

Open House, General Meeting and Happy Hour

Sunday, Jan. 27
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 
James West Alumni Center 
We invite you to our annual open house and general meeting. Learn more about our network, how you can volunteer for one of our committees and be part of the Latino Bruin community. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Join us for happy hour at The Broxton in Westwood following the general meeting. 
RSVP

 

GAME WATCH PARTY 

UCLA Men's Basketball vs. Washington


Put on your blue and gold, and come out to cheer and 8-clap with alumni from various Diversity Networks and fans when UCLA Men’s Basketball faces Washington.

HAPPY HOUR DURING OFFICE HOURS 

Professors in the Pub

Monday, Feb. 11
7 p.m.

Location TBD

 
In partnership with the Silicon Beach Network and UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs, you're invited to join us for a one-hour, lecture-style discussion with assistant professor Ananya Roy, M.C.P., Ph.D., who will discuss housing justice in L.A., segregation, gentrification and displacement and the impact of social movements. 
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Joe Bruin

Career Day | Presentation and Panel

The ULAA Scholarship Committee is looking for guest speakers to attend our annual Career Day in February. If you are interested in sharing information about your field, doing a presentation on networking, resumes, cover letters and/or interviews, please fill out the form here.
UCLA Alumni Scholarships Reception - ULAA

Scholarship Readers and Phone Interviewers 

Scholarship season is just around the corner! If you are interested in being a reader, click here to register. For those who are unsure of membership level, choose “member.” If you would like to be part of the ULAA phone interview process, click here.
Year in Review
Annual Holiday Toy Drive - ULAA

Annual Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive

More than $900 worth of toys was collected to support the Children's Institute, Inc.Thank you to our 30+ members for your generous contributions.
Fiesta de Inspiracion Scholarship Reception

Fiesta de Inspiración Scholarship Reception

The scholarship reception held in October was a great success, as we honored ULAA’s incoming 2018 Orgulloso scholars. More than $10,000 was raised towards our scholarship endowment and programming. A special thank you to our sponsors CKR Law Firm, Mama's International Tamales & Mamita’s Delights and Feel Good Salsa.
UCLA vs. Cal Football Game Watch Party

UCLA v. Cal Football | Watch Party

ULAA and UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association - Los Angeles chapter co-hosted a viewing party in October that offered alumni a chance to show off their school spirit. UCLA Football picked up its first win of the season against Cal.
Meet and Greet ULAA Board

Meet and Greet ULAA Board Members

In September, our newly elected board of directors shared its vision for the committees and network as a whole with 40+ members at Boomtown Brewery. 
Congratulations to Our Elected Officials
We are happy to announce that several Latino alumni were either elected, re-elected or confirmed into office. Congratulations to our Bruins!
  • Nanette Barragan '00, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Lou Correa, MBA '85, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Jimmy Gomez '99, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Raul Ruiz '94, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Linda Sanchez, J.D. '95, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Ben Hueso '91, California State Senate
  • Anna Caballero, J.D. '79, California State Assembly
  • Sharon Quirk-Silva '08, California State Assembly
  • Rudy Salas '00, California State Assembly
  • Miguel Santiago '98, California State Assembly
  • Alejandra Cortez '14, Mayor, City of Bell Gardens
  • Jacque Casillas, M.P.P. '14, Corona City Council
  • Nelson Esparza, M.P.P. '15, Fresno City Council
  • Javier Perez '85, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Hon. Maria Lucy Armendariz '93, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • A. Veronica Sauceda '97, J.D. '01, Los Angeles County Superior Court
Gratitude for Our Supporters
Without your generous contributions, ULAA would not be able to support future students through our scholarship endowment or programming.
  • Nancy and Mario Camara '70, J.D. '73
  • Jose Cervantes '93, M.D. '98
  • Mark Davis '91
  • Miguel Mejia Duarte '00, J.D. '98
  • Max Espinoza '99
  • Ezequiel Aguilar-Farias and Pastor Herrera, Jr. '67
  • Adrian Hodge '92
  • J. Alberto Lemus '91
  • Alma Magana '03, M.S.N. '05
  • Rhoda Makoff '58, Ph.D. '61 and Dwight Makoff '57, M.D. '60
  • Rachel Mory '98
  • Bertha and Gabriel Munoz '97
  • Lupe Velez Ramirez '76, MBA '78, and Ricardo Ramirez
Committee Openings
Community Relations
We are looking for creative alumni who are interested in graphic and web design, journalism, social media, marketing and photography. We are also looking for alumni interested in connecting with local officials and planning events. Please contact Community Relations Chair Erika Aspericueta at easperic@ucla.edu.

Finance
Do you have an accounting or finance background? Do you own a business and would like to inquire about sponsoring an event?  Would you like to help us reach one million? Please contact Finance Committee Chair Luisa Garcia at luisa.a.garcia@alumni.ucla.edu.

Membership
If you are interested in planning future ULAA events, please contact Membership Committee Chair Laura Barrero at laurabarrero@alumni.ucla.edu.


Scholarships
Want to give back and help coordinate events for our Bruin scholarship recipients? please contact Scholarship Chair Maritza Cha at maritzacha@alumni.ucla.edu.


University Relations
Are you interested in the recruitment of students, faculty, administrators and monitoring policies and the practices of UCLA? Please contact University Relations Chair Sergio Valenzuela at svalenzuela@alumni.ucla.edu
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ULAA 2018 Board Election Results

The ULAA Ad Hoc Committee on Nominations and Elections thanks the UCLA Alumni Latino community and other participating alumni for the exceptional participation and engagement in the 2018-19 Executive Officers and Chairs election.

Over 1,000 of you took the time to make your voices heard in selecting the new leadership team. We look to your continued engagement in the coming year by joining one of the five (5) standing committees, email: loyalbruin@uclalatinoalumni.com, or volunteering to assist with events like Fiesta de Inspiración, which are part of our strong legacy in supporting students through scholarships, mentorship, and advocacy. We look to Latino Bruins of all generations to support this leadership team as we seek to harness the energy created by this election.

Here are your newly elected executive officers and chairs.

President, Soleil Delgadillo '09

Vice President, Janette Alvarez '98, M.U.R.P. '01

Secretary, Karla Lopez Aguinaga '16

Community Relations Chair, Erika Aspericueta '05

University Relations Chair, Sergio Valenzuela '13

Scholarship Chair, Maritza Cha '05, M.Ed. '07

Finance Chair, Luisa Garcia '10

The Ad Hoc Committee on Nominations and Election

Seira Santizo Greenwood, ULAA University Relations Chair         

Araceli Almazan, ULAA Membership Committee member

Gwendelyn Rivera, ULAA Scholarship Committee Member

Richard Salazar, ULAA University Relations Committee Member

Carlos Valle, ULAA Elections Committee Member

David P. Morgan, Director, Community Engagement, Diversity Programs

UCLA Alumni Affairs James West Alumni Center, Los Angeles, CA  90095-1397, dmorgan@support.ucla.edu(p) 310.825.0945 | (f) 310.825.8678

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