It is the mission of the Latino Alumni affinity group to promote networking, collaboration, and further development for all UGA undergraduate and graduate alumni who have identified themselves as being of Latino descent (including Hispanic, Latin American/Latino, and Spanish Ancestry).


It is the vision of Latino Alumni to link UGA alumni to their university and create a clear path to higher education for tomorrow’s Latino leaders.


The mission of UGA’s Latino Alumni is UNIDOS.

U – Unite UGA Latino Alumni and create a network

N – New student recruitment and aid

I – Involvement in your local communities as UGA ambassadors

D – Donate and Fundraise for UGA, prospective students, and current students

O – Offer mentorship and professional development to current students

– Support higher education and current students to help improve degree completion rate


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Council Members

Jazmine Medrano
(BSFCS ’15)

Debbie Velazquez
(BBA ’13)
Vice President


Will Perez
(BBA ’21)

Juan Mencias
(BBA ’15)

Immediate Past President

Justin Acosta

Justin Acosta
(BBA ’23)

Diana Chico
(AB ’19, BBA ’19)

Char-Lynn Griffiths
(ABJ ’07)

Kimberly M. Lopez
(AB ’20, MPA ’22)

Annette Montero
(BFA ’20, BS ’20)

Michael E. Pérez
(AB ’97, JD ’00)

Orlando Burgos Pimentel

Orlando Burgos Pimentel
(ABJ ’17)

Anthony Rodriguez
(BFA ’91)

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Marline Thomas
(MIT ’09)

Claudia Trejo Valenzuela
(BS ’22, ME ’24)


Polo Vargas
(AB ’19)

How to get involved

News about Latino Alumni programs and events is shared via email, on this page and via social media. If you are not receiving UGA Alumni Association emails, visit alumni.uga.edu/myinfoto update your contact information with the university.

Latino Alumni is a growing community of Latino, Hispanic, and Spanish ancestry persons affiliated with the University of Georgia. Latino Alumni is interested in professional development, community service, and personal empowerment opportunities. For information about ourevents, please us at latinoalumni@uga.edu.