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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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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. 



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.


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.

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.

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

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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18th Annual Raza Weekend

18th Annual Raza Weekend

You are a vital component in the recruitment process showing potential students the benefits of a UCLA education and our strong Bruin family

You are a vital component in the recruitment process showing potential students the benefits of a UCLA education and our strong Bruin family.

On behalf of the student organizers, we cordially invite alumni to participate in an upcoming dinner and letter writing campaign during the 18th Annual Raza Weekend

In order to provide a holistic introduction to the college experience, MEChA de UCLA historically invites UCLA alumni and current students to engage with admitted students. Our Lantinx and Xicanx alumni are highly valued as positive role models who impart indispensable advice and demonstrate how to succeed as students at UCLA.


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UCLA Student Scholarship Selection

Hello UCLA Latino Alumni! 

It's that time again to select our next UCLA Latino Alumni Association, Freshman Scholarship recipients! We invite you to volunteer for our interview day on Sunday, April 2nd. We are looking for 15 -20 full day volunteers to help interview our future optimists.  If you have been selected to be a volunteer we will send out confirmations on Wednesday, March 29th.  

Sign up HERE

If you're looking for other ways to get involved, please check out our "ULAA Get Involved" slide deck. Please reach out to the Chair directly to participate in their next meeting. 


Also, make a profile on our new website: http://www.uclalatinoalumni.com/

Thank you! 


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Happy Hour After Office Hours

Professors in the Pub is a new event series from the UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs that brings you one-hour, guided lecture style discussions and performances with your favorite professors on culturally varied subjects. Join us for an after-office-hours chat and catch up on the fascinating research and work done by UCLA faculty.

All events will include a short presentation by the professor and will be followed by open forum questions.

The History of UCLA
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

The Wellsbourne
10929 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.

Join professor William Purdy, M.A. '03, Ph.D. '16 from the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies for a conversation on the very early history of the university. Learn more about your alma mater such as how World War I, the film industry and the 1919 flu pandemic impacted the university as well as how the institution came to be located in the heart of Westwood.

Queer Cats, Queer Bilingual Poetry
Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m.

The Black Cat
3909 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.

UCLA Chicana/o Studies professor, author and poet Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Ph.D. talks queer bilingual poetics with two former students now accomplished writers—Claudia Rodriguez '99 and Richard Villegas, Jr. '98. Join us on International Woman's Day at this historically relevant venue for a celebration of multiple and intersecting identities.

Save the Date: The Folklore of the Freeway
Late March 

For more information, contact diversity@alumni.ucla.edu.

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2017 Latin American Business Conference
Friday, March 3, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Reception to follow
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Free to attend for UCLA students and faculty. Bruin ID required. 
General Admission: $45 includes parking, light lunch and reception.
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ULAA Website Relaunch to Connect Latino Alumni Network

UCLA Latino Alumni Association is committed to connecting the thousands of alumni that have graduated from the prestigious UCLA institution. Collectively the ULAA  community will serve as a resource to help each and every one of you get ahead in your goals and careers.  Please join the UCLA Latino Alumni Association Network by registering in our website uclalatinoalumni.com

You will receive updates on events, news, and much more.


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UCLA's Latino Alumni Association needs a few good Bruins.

UCLA's Latino Alumni Association needs a few good Bruins.

In the pilot year of our OrgullOSO mentorship program for our scholarship recipients, ULAA is offering a series of events targeted to students' needs and development. The focus for winter quarter is career readiness and we can't do this without YOU!

You are cordially invited to attend the Networking Power Hour portion of the inaugural OrgullOSO Career Day. After brushing up their resumés and self-presentation skills, OrgullOSO scholars will practice networking with alumni they've never met - that means you.

This portion of the program will familiarize students with making connections in an open space, get them to practice their elevator pitches and break out of their comfort zones. If you'd like to help a new Bruin grow toward being a smart and savvy young professional, see the details below:

Sunday, Feb. 26
12:30 - 2 p.m.
James West Alumni Center
Business/Business Casual

Pay-by-space parking is available at parking structure 8 or parking structure 4.


Go Bruins!
Soleil Delgadillo '09
Scholarship Chair, UCLA Latino Alumni Association

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