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Adela de la Torre Honor Society plans induction

April 11, 2013
Adela de la Torre

Adela de la Torre

Latino students at NIU will be honored Sunday, April 21, for their outstanding academic achievements.

The Latino Resource Center’s Adela de la Torre Honor Society (ATHS) will hold its second annual induction ceremony from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. in the Altgeld Auditorium. More than 200 inductees and family members are expected to attend.

Students selected into ATHS are carefully sought out through an array of requirements, including a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher based on a 4.0 scale, community involvement or work experience, demonstrated leadership abilities and a strong willingness to promote a positive Latino identity.

Adela de la Torre, an agricultural and health economist as well as interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs and director for the Center for Transnational Health at the University of California, Davis, will be the keynote speaker for the induction ceremony. Other honored speakers include Chris Jones, director of the NIU Honors Program, and NIU Trustee Wheeler G. Coleman.

The mission of ATHS is to recognize excellence among Latino students through scholarship, to promote leadership in students and to help render service via social action. The ATHS application deadline for this year has passed.

For additional information on the honor society or how to apply, contact Marilyn Ramirez at [email protected].

Celebrating Excellence logoThis event is part of Celebrating Excellence at NIU, scheduled from Sunday, April 14, through Sunday, April 28. Celebrating Excellence highlights the accomplishments and contributions of NIU students, faculty, staff and alumni to the university’s mission of promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and outreach and service during the academic year.