As the Latino Resource Center’s Adela de la Torre Honor Society (ATHS) enters its second year, the focus continues to be on the academic advancement as well as professional development of its members.
ATHS, in collaboration with the Center for Black Studies’ John Henrik Clarke Honor Society, traveled Oct. 4 to the University of Chicago (UIC) Graduate and Professional School Fair in Chicago.
This fair featured more than 225 graduate and professional school programs; UIC’s Graduate Fair objectives were consistent with the ATHS tradition of promoting excellence and establishing presence.
With the variety of information available to the students on the hundreds of graduate programs from across the country, ATHS and John Henrik Clarke students were able to get an idea of what is offered and how they can prepare themselves in order to meet the requirements in the programs they seek.
The trip was sponsored by the Graduate School and the University Honors Program, which are key collaborative partners.
“The UIC Grad Fair was something that I was really looking forward to,” said Elaine Rodriguez, a pre-physical therapy student and member of ATHS. “It gave me an opportunity to develop an idea of where I would like to attend in the future.”
The Adela de la Torre Honor Society will begin to accept applications for the 2012-2013 school years from Dec. 1 through Feb. 15.
Admission requirements include a cumulative 3.0 GPA, community involvement, illustration of leadership abilities, ability to work individually or in group settings, strong willingness to promote a positive Latino identity and the time and commitment to fulfill ATHS expectations, including meetings and events.
For more information, contact program adviser Marilyn Ramirez at [email protected].