This month, Cipactli members serving as mentors for the Unidos Mentorship Program (between upper and underclassmen) joined their mentees on a day-long trip to Washington, DC! A highlight of the trip was a tour of the White House Nicolas Garcia '16-'15 organized!
Cipactli Members Marco Herndon '16 and Mabel Oviedo '16 are pictured here before the White House with Unidos mentees and members of the wider Latino community.
Cipactli Members joined Books Through Bars at their annual Valentine's Day Pack-a-Thon on February 13th! Books Through Bars is an inspiring organization that sends books to incarcerated people across the Northeast. We hope to continue partnering with them in the future!
Cipactli Community Service Chair Marco Herndon '16 and member Stephanie Tillit '16 thoroughly enjoyed giving back for Valentine's Day!
We are happy to announce the names of our 20th class:
Jesus Eduardo Fuentes
Josey Alfonzo Oquendo
Every year, Carriage Senior Society, Onyx Senior Honor Society, Cipactli Latino Honor Society, and Oracle Senior Honor Society (collectively known as "COCO") host an administrative meet and greet. This event was made possible by the generous support of the cultural resource centers, Alumni Relations, VPUL, and the Office of the President.
This year's meet and greet featured a new tradition: the Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award is given to individuals in the Penn community who have demonstrated a deep commitment to increasing access at the University of Pennsylvania. This award seeks to represent the student body's recognition of this individual's hard work.
The first recipient of this award was Chaz Howard, University Chaplain. We are forever grateful to Chaz for his efforts with PACE, interfaith dialogue, and historic preservation. To read more about Chaz, click here.
Below is a slideshow of pictures from the event! Thank you to everyone who attended!
On April 14, 2014, the Cipactli Latino Honor Society recognized the academic achievement of 35 first-year students. Student received awards for completing their first semester at the University of Pennsylvania with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please join us in congratulating this outstanding group of students:
Athena Buell Becerra
Luis Ferre Sadurni
Mario Aksiyote Benardete
Additionally, three award of distinction were given to students who demonstrated outstanding performance in one of Cipactli's pillars: academic achievement, leadership, and community service. Here are the winners:
Academic Achievement Award - Emily Diaz
Leadership Award - Geraldine Bustamante
Community Service Award - Carlos Carmona
On Freshman Recognition Night, everyone is a winner! Again, congratulations! Please check the slideshow below for photos from the event. Thank you to Nicole Martinez, 19th Class, for serving as our photographer for the night!