As an integral part of the Wiliam & Mary Alumni Association, the W&M Latinx Alumni Association consists of alumni who self-identify as Latino, Latina, Latinx, Hispanic or Chicano who are working to create community at William & Mary. Latinx alumni work with the Latin American Studies Program faculty, the Cuba Media Initiative, the Latin-American Student Union (LASU), Hispanic Studies faculty and other Latin-American focused campus constituencies to actively engage with William & Mary.
Congratulations to the inaugural Latinx Alumni Advisory Board members! Thanks to the foundational work led by the Latinx Leadership Circle from 2019 – 2022, the 8-person board will uphold and accomplish the mission, vision and goals of the Latinx Alumni Association.
Exciting news for William & Mary: The university moved from a 4.0 to a 4.5 out of 5 on the National Campus Pride Index in 2023!
Engage through Social Media
Looking to connect with fellow alumni on social media? Be sure to like and follow the Latinx Alumni page on Facebook!
Follow us on Instagram: @LatinxAlumniWM
You will receive updates about upcoming events and have an opportunity to make connections with alumni near and far.
Would you like to raise your hand to provide career advice to current students, serve on panels with fellow alumni or participate in various William & Mary events throughout the year? If so, email us to raise your hand for activities that are of interest to you!
The William & Mary Latin American Student Union (LASU) invites alumni, staff, faculty, and W&M friends to use recipes from the virtual cookbook they created in 2020! Recipes include main dishes, side dishes, desserts, pictures, and stories about what the recipes mean to each contributor. Alumni interested in adding recipes can complete this survey at their earliest convenience.
William & Mary alumnus, Joe Carlin '78, M.B.A. '80 created a tool to assist W&M alumni in negotiating the complexities of their identities. The Identity Matrix, as he so aptly named the exercise, is a great opportunity to uncover and reflect on how your identities have developed and will continue to develop over the course of your lifetime. Please watch Joe's short introductory video before completing the identity matrix at your leisure!
Created February 2022
Latinx Reproductive Justice Program
Originally aired March 9, 2022
A phenomenal triumvirate of reproductive justice subject-matter experts and practitioners as guided us through a conversation on what equity-minded care looks like in Latina and Latinx communities. Topics such as community care, colonialism, colorism and class are just snippets of what this program included. The dynamic panel encouraged the audience to engage in this dialogue throughout the program!
Building Community in the Workplace
Originally aired March 3, 2022
Presented by Erika Moritsugu ’94, S. Douglas Bunch ’02, J.D. ’06, Nina Cavazos ’13, Rita Sampson ’89 and Amandeep Sidhu ’00
What does it mean to bring your whole and authentic self to work? How does diversity strengthen community in a workplace? Watch introductory remarks by alumna Erika Moritsugu ’94, senior executive in U.S. Government, followed by a discussion moderated by Erika with W&M alumni S. Douglas Bunch ’02, J.D. ’06, partner at Cohen Milstein and chairman of Global Playground, Nina Cavazos ’13, director of corporate relations at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Rita Sampson ’89, senior executive in U.S. Government, and Amandeep Sidhu ’00, partner at Winston & Strawn and co-founder of the Sikh Coalition.
Immigrant Identities in Latinx Culture
Originally aired October 13, 2021
In recognition of Latinx Heritage Month 2021, which recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others, please join William & Mary alumni in a conversation about immigration through the lens of personal narratives and academic research. Within United States culture, the social construction of identities often determines the positive and negative experiences that people will have. Alumni panelists Dimelza Gonzales-Flores ’12, M.A.Ed. ’13 and Luis Navas ’82 shared their immigrant experiences alongside sociology professor Monika Gosin whose research specializes in immigrant incorporation into U.S. society. Alexandra Flores, a William & Mary instructor and research librarian, guided the panelists and the audience through a conversation about the construction, rejection and reclamation of immigrant identities.
William & Mary celebrated the Asian Centennial commemorating the admission of Chen Pu-Kao '23, the first student from Asia, and celebrated the contribution of the preceding generations of students of Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern descent during the 2021 - 2022 academic year. This auspicious milestone allowed us to reflect on the onset of inclusion amidst the overwhelming exclusion of African Americans from matriculating in the university.
William & Mary has a growing network of alumni volunteers who remember their W&M undergraduate experiences fondly and want to help with the college admission process for prospective William & Mary students. Whether you were a first-generation student or a member of a legacy family, we hope you will join us! Have a high-school student of your own? Check out the resources offered by the W&M Alumni Association to help with the college admission process.
Stay connected and in the know about upcoming events.
- Latinx Operating Fund For Alumni Engagement: This fund supports alumni events and programming that promote inclusion of the Latinx alumni community.