Latinx Alumni Association Newsletter Spring 2023

 President’s Message

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Dear Alumni,
As fellow graduates of our university, we share a special bond that is not only built on the foundation of our academic achievements but also our shared cultural heritage.
In today's world, it is more important than ever that we come together to support each other and to help the next generation of students achieve their goals. Whether it is through mentoring, volunteering, or financial support, we have the power to make a real difference in the lives of our fellow alumni and the wider Latino community.
I am excited to work with you all this year to strengthen our alumni network and to continue our tradition of excellence in all areas of life. Let us celebrate our successes and work together to build a brighter future for ourselves and for those who will come after us.
Omar Gutierrez, MD (CWR '12) 
CWRU Latinx Alumni Association President


Alumni Spotlight - Aviva Aguilar

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Congratulations to Aviva Aguilar (CWR ‘15) on a successful Match into Family Medicine at Akron General! We couldn't be more proud of all that you've accomplished
We love to share and celebrate our alumni’s achievements, please send your or fellow alumni updates to


   Let’s Raise Some Capital! 

I'm fired up about the potential to create a lasting impact for our students and alumni by raising funds for a scholarship or entrepreneurship award, along with other exciting opportunities.
I'd love to hear your brilliant ideas on what you'd like to see the award go towards, and how you'd like to get involved. And get this, as part of my unwavering commitment to this cause, I'm ready to match contributions up to the first $5,000!
So let's join forces and make a real difference in the lives of our fellow alumni and students. Join me on this incredible journey and let's create something truly remarkable together.


March 22nd – We had  an Alumni Connection event in collaboration with Lideres Avanzando from 6-8PM at the Dampeer Room in KSL Library. We are pleased to offer virtual attendance for those unable to join us in person.

April  14th-  We are excited to share with you about the 33rd Annual Unity Banquet at  Landerhaven. We had two complimentary seats available for Cleveland locals who are interested in sharing their insights with current students. If you are interested in coming to say hello r will be attending, please email me ( ) or text me (937-344-1586) 

May 16th-  Latinx Graduation recognizes, celebrates, and honors the undergraduate and graduate & professional Latinx Graduates. It is an outstanding accomplishment for our Latinx students to receive academic degrees and increase representation of Latinx professionals in academia and industry in the United States. We hope you join us to celebrate their accomplishments; 

Furthermore, we are planning networking events in various cities during July and August, and Homecoming events from October 12-15, 2023.

We hope you can join us at these events and look forward to seeing you soon!