Latinx Graduate Celebration
Latinx Grad was started in 1997. This event commemorates the accomplishments of the Latinx communities and their allies.
For many historically underrepresented and traditionally marginalized students, graduating from college signifies success not only for themselves but also for their family and friends. The Intercultural Center recognizes the importance of this milestone with celebrations that offer Saint Mary’s students the opportunity to publicly thank the people who helped them on their journey.
Student Keynote Speaker
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy.
Minor: Law & Society.
Dr. David Quijada
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies
BROTHER MANUEL VEGA LATINO EMPOWERMENT AWARD
Awarded to a faculty or staff member who the graduating class believes has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Latinx community at Saint Mary’s.
Bachelor of Arts, Ethnic Studies & English
STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
Awarded to a graduating student who the graduating class believes has demonstrated exceptional service and leadership to the Latinx community at Saint Mary’s.
Staff and Faculty Congratulations
A compilation video message of congratulations and best wishes from just some of the SMC faculty and staff whom the graduating class identified as influential mentors and professors along their respective journeys.
Features: Alicia Rusoja, Álvaro Ramírez, Amissa Miller, Carrie Davis, Cathy Davalos, Cesar Ramos, David Quijada, Denise Witzig, Emily Klein, Jeanine King, Jennifer Pigza, Kathy Littles, Legacy Lee, Loan Dao, Maria Luisa Ruiz, Michael J. Viola, Myrna Santiago, Scott Schonfeldt-Aultman and Ynez Wilson Hirst