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!
We are very proud to know that our very own Christine Nieves Rodriguez, member of the Eighth Class of Cipactli, will be the guest speaker at the Annenberg School for Communication’s undergraduate commencement. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 18th at 10 AM in the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts’ Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Our graduating seniors in the Annenberg program are excited to hear you speak! We love you and thank you for your enthusiastic support of Cipactli!
To read more, click here.
Update (Apr 3, 2014): The form is now CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations. We will contact eligible participants shortly with more details.
Are you a freshman? Do you identify as Latin@? Did you receive a 3.0 GPA or higher last semester? If so, you are eligible for the Cipactli Latino Honor Society’s Freshman Recognition Award!
Each spring, the Cipactli Latino Honor Society acknowledges freshmen within Penn’s Latin@ community who have received at least a 3.0 GPA during their fall semester. If you qualify and would like to be honored at our Freshman Recognition Night, please fill out this form. The Director of La Casa Latina, Johnny Irizarry, will verify your GPA and notify the Chair of Cipactli. Please note that the members of the Cipactli Latino Honor Society will not see your GPA and will simply be told that you qualify.
We will also honor the accomplishments of 3 exceptional freshmen that embody our pillars of academic achievement, leadership, and community service. You may nominate yourself or other freshmen for one of these special awards using the same form.
This nomination form will close on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM. Invitations to the Freshman Recognition Night ceremony will be distributed electronically on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
If you have any questions, please email CipactliLHS@gmail.com.
Thank you to everyone who attended our event with Grupo Quisueyano and the Devastating Delta Chapter of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.! We hope you left our event with an increased awareness of this important Latin American issue. You can access our presentation deck here. For those interested in signing the Change.org petition, click here.