The Oberlin Latino Alumni Association (OLAA) was approved by the Executive Board in spring 1993 as the Alumni Association’s fifth self-defined group.
OLAA serves to foster communication and community on issues of interest among Latino alumni and students; to provide representation of Latino alumni and voice for Latino issues and concerns in the Alumni Council and in the college as a whole; and to increase and retain the number of Latinos in the Oberlin College community as students, faculty, and staff.
Steering Committee Members:
Maria Victoria Albina ’01 , Durham, NC
Jose W. Melendez ’01 , Chicago, IL
Maria Orengo ’81 , New York, NY
Elio Trabal ’04 , Washington, D.C.
Jeanette Valez ’80 , Cleveland Heights, OH
Oberlin Latino Alumni Association (OLAA) Charter
Beatriz Valdes Malaver ’85 Co-chair
Ricardo Oquendo ’81 Co-chair
Randy Belcher-Torres ’74 Treasurer
Francisco Dominguez, Jr. ’89 Secretary
Roberto Santiago ’85 Newsletter Editor
We are formally requesting recognition as an affiliate group of the Oberlin College Alumni Association operating under “The Oberlin Latino Alumni Association” name.
- Foster communication and community on all issues of interest among Latino alumni and Latino students.
- Provide representation of Latino alumni and voice for Latino issues and concerns in the Alumni Council and in OberlinCollege as a whole.
- Increase and retain the number of Latinos in the OberlinCollege community as students, faculty, and staff.
Membership is open to all interested alumni who wish to be included. Our officers are selected on an annual basis by a steering committee, which is open to all interested persons.
If you have any questions/comments, please email Raquel Olivo ’99 and Lauren Salazar ’09 .