The Latino Resource Center celebrated its 5th annual Latino graduation on Sunday, May 7, in the Carl Sandburg auditorium. This year’s theme was “Pasos cortos, vista larga” (short steps, long view).
During the ceremony, President Doug Baker welcomed over 200 people in attendance for this year’s graduation. Special recognition was paid to Dave and Suzanne Juday of Sycamore, for their support of NIU’s DREAM Action. This organization aims to increase awareness about the situations undocumented students face in the U.S. and particularly on our campus. The keynote speaker was newly-appointed Board of Trustees member Veronica Herrero, chief program officer at One Million Degrees, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to providing comprehensive support to low-income, highly motivated community college students. Closing remarks were made by Latino Resource Center Director Luis Santos Rivas. Following the ceremony, there was a reception featuring a performance by Tumbao in the Regency room.
The live broadcast of the ceremony can be viewed on the Latino Resource Center’s Facebook page.