Virtual Latinx Graduation Ceremony
May 15th, 2020, 6:00 PM EDT, Facebook Live @LCCPurdue
All students graduating in 2020 (Spring, Summer, Winter) are invited to participate in the Virtual Latinx Graduation Ceremony which takes place on the Friday of graduation weekend. Students and their families and friends are invited to this virtual ceremony, held in Spanish, Portuguese and English. The LCC celebrates the accomplishments of the graduating class and recognizes the efforts of their family and friends in the process.
The LCC team is working hard to organize a virtual celebration for students who have registered. Please stay tuned for more information.
Deadline to RSVP: April 20th, 2020
Co-Sponsored with the Latinx Student Union
2020 Latinx Graduation Award Nomination Forms
The Latino Cultural Center would like to give graduating students the opportunity to nominate a (chosen) family member who has made a positive impact on their academic career. The LCC recognizes that when one Latinx goes to college, the entire familia does so as well. If you desire, please nominate anyone in your (chosen) family to be recognized with a special award (plaque) at the Latinx Graduation Ceremony. This person can be anyone from your biological familly member to a friend, a mentor, an educator, or a neighbor.
The Wilson Usedo Sí se puede Award is named after a student who tirelessly supported Latinx communities at Purdue University. Aside from being a leader in the community and being actively involved at the Latino Cultural Center (LCC), he was committed to ensuring that other students were connected to resources, that they felt a sense a belonging at Purdue and made their home away from home at the LCC. Upon graduation, Wilson became involved in Purdue Latino Alumni Organization (PLAO) and was gearing to make it more visible and accessible to alumni. Sadly, Wilson was involved in a fatal car accident and passed away on August 15th, 2015.
The Latino Cultural Center is accepting nominations for a graduating (undergraduate/graduate/domestic/international) student who has demonstrated a strong commitment to service and empowerment of Latinx communities at Purdue University and/or the Greater Lafayette community.
The Latino Cultural Center will award graduating students (undergraduate and graduate) with the Somos Purdue award.
This student has thrived during their time at Purdue. They have a strong work ethic and are commitment to excellence. Their presence on campus has enriched the communities of which they are a part. They lead with ganas and are committed to improving themselves and seek to uplift others. Their spirit represents the transformational power of education.