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Celebrate milestone anniversaries with the Asian American and Latino Centers

March 22, 2013

Two of Tufts’ cultural groups are celebrating important milestones in 2013. The Latino Center reaches its 20th anniversary this fall and the Asian American Center marks its 30th year at Tufts. Both organizations will be commemorating their respective anniversaries during Homecoming Weekend with the hope that alumni from all over the world will be able to join in the festivities.

The Latino Center’s 20th Anniversary

On Saturday, October 12, the Aidekman Arts Gallery will host a Latino exhibit where alumni may network with current undergraduates. Later that night a formal dinner and gala will be held with Latino-themed presentations and entertainment, including a live salsa and merengue band. The event will be the first time Latino undergraduates, alumni, faculty, and staff will come together for an event, says alumni volunteer Shioban Torres, A04.

“I can’t wait to share in memories of my time spent at the Latino Center,” she adds. “It was a venue not only for us to study, but also for us to get to know each other, share a laugh, support one another, and share our love of Latino music, food, and culture.”

For more information on the Latino Center’s events and news visit the website.

The Asian American Center’s 30th Anniversary

The 30th anniversary celebration of the Asian American Center is scheduled to take place during the day on Sunday, October 13, with networking opportunities and performances by student groups. One focus of the event will be providing career opportunities to students, explains alumni volunteer Jooyeun You, A94. Professional resumes of alumni will be collected and distributed to undergraduates prior to the reunion for better connections and questions from the undergraduates.

“At Tufts I was an Asian American peer advisor and learned so much from the director of the Asian American Center,” says You, a math teacher who would like to serve as a mentor. “I am hoping to meet some current Asian American students and help guide them in a teaching career.”

For updates on the 30th anniversary and more, visit the Asian American Center’s website.