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LPA Parade 2010Mission Statement

The mission of Latino Professional Alliance (LPA) at the University of Rochester is to build and maintain a positive work environment and to support the growth and development of Latinos/Latinas. This will be accomplished through networking, mentoring, educational and professional programs, community service, multicultural events, and diversity awareness. Each individual employed at the University of Rochester is considered a professional, and therefore, LPA aims to build an alliance among all employees in our workplace who support LPA's mission.

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Phone: 585-276-3259, ext.3

Upcoming Events 

Several events during Hispanic Heritage Month!

Past Events

Cinco De Mayo

Latino Cultural Symposium 2012

First Annual Latino Cultural Symposium: Research on the Latino Culture

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
11:30am to 1:30pm
Flaum Atrium at the School of Medicine and Dentistry

Poster Information Guidelines:
Presenters will be provided with a mounting board and or an easel to place their research board. Set up of the boards will take place at 11:00am at the FlaumAtrium(School of Medicine & Dentistry).

The content of the poster board should include an aspect of the Latino culture, and some suggested topic areas (but not limited too):
    Health, Education, Language, Identity, and Civic Engagement

Poster board applicants must submit the following information by Monday, October 15, 2012 to Nathalia Martinez at

    - Title & Topic of the research
    - Abstract of the research
    - Name of individual/organization

Check out the LPA in this YouTube Video about the Presidential Diversity Awards!Award Video on YouTube

Save the Date: The Latino Professional Alliance is hosting a food drive from Dec. 12 to Dec. 16, 2011 The affinity group is collecting nonperishable food items and will donate to the Ibero American-Action League for families in need. Contact Berlin Bermudez at 275-1800 or e-mail for drop off locations.

Save the Date:  Celebrate Three Kings Day with LPA on January 18, 2012 at noon. More details to come…

Come out and join us!
The Latino Professional Alliance General Membership Meeting was held on Friday June 24, 2011 from noon-1:30 pm in room 2-7525 in the Medical Center.  The agenda included an update on our recent activities and upcoming events, including Hispanic Heritage Month event planning.  We also elected an executive board officer for the Public Relations Chair position.  Nominations will be accepted until the meeting on June 24th.  All nominations can be sent to Shannon Colon, LPA Secretary, via the LPA e-mail:

Saturday, Aug 6, 2011

The LPA will be marching again in this year’s parade! If you’d like to participate in the parade, please contact Kristin Hocker at or Shannon Colon at by July 8th.


2009-2010 Calendar of Events