Latinx Alumni Association Newsletter Fall 2023

President’s message

Omar Gutierrez headshot

Dear alumni,

Although summer has ended, we can still enjoy the fall with all its glory. As we approach Hispanic Heritage Month and homecoming, we invite you to join us for a variety of events prepared for you! 

We want to celebrate your successes, so if you would like to recognize a fellow alumnus for an award (for community service, professional achievement, etc.), please email me at by Saturday, Sept. 30 so we can honor them during homecoming. 

We are also currently seeking individuals who are looking to get more involved and join the executive board. Please sign up here.


Omar Gutierrez, MD (CWR ‘12)

CWRU Latinx Alumni Association President

Puerto Rico send-off and Envision Weekend welcome family barbecue

Group gathered and posed for Puerto Rico send-off

In June, the parent of an incoming Case Western Reserve student, Monica Montalvo, organized an informal send-off in Puerto Rico for other first-year students in the area. Shortly after, the Latinx Alumni Association hosted a virtual welcome to guide families on what to expect and soothe their fears.

These events culminated in the Envision Weekend welcome barbecue, where families took a few minutes to gather, touch base and take a follow up picture, like the one they took in the Mall of San Juan.

Alumni spotlight: Joanna Lopez Inman

Joanna Lopez Inman (CWR ‘07) is running for judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court. We couldn't be prouder of all that you've accomplished and wish you the best of luck in this upcoming election!