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MEChA Students Honor UW Graduates, Faculty, Staff

April 18, 2011

Graduates of the University of Wyoming Chicano Studies Program, along with UW faculty and staff, were recently honored by a student group.

MEChA students hosted their annual luncheon last week to pass out certificates of achievement to seven graduating seniors in the Chicano Studies Program. Faculty and staff also were recognized for their contributions throughout the year.

Graduating students honored, listed by hometown and major, were:

Cheyenne -- Trisha Martinez, business administration; Daleen Patches, business/Spanish; Maria Simental, business administration.

Green River -- Amanda Boyer, anthropology/UW honors program.

Laramie -- Jami Jorgenson, psychology/anthropology.

Rawlins -- Kelley Diggs, business administration. She also received a community service award.

Saratoga -- Mariana Zaragoza - international studies.

UW faculty and staff also were honored by MEChA students for their continued support through the 2010-2011 academic year. They were:

Cecelia Aragon, theater and dance/Chicano Studies assistant professor.

Dolores Cardona, associate dean of students.

Berni Casas, payroll assistant manager.

Conrad Chavez, Multicultural Affairs student recruitment/retention manager.

Pilar Flores, Student Educational Opportunity director.

Tania Flores, library assistant.

Kristy Isaak, Associated Students of UW senior accounting associate.

Ed Munoz, Chicano Studies director (on sabbatical).

Milton Ontiveroz, communications specialist.

Brian Romero, Multicultural Affairs project coordinator/MEChA adviser.

Miguel Rosales, Outreach School senior project coordinator.

Deisy Vaske, senior library assistant.

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