DOWNEY -- Downey attorney Ricardo Perez was recently named Chairman of Alumni Engagement of Loyola Law School’s Latino Alumni Chapter (“LAC”).
The LAC held a ceremony at Loyola Law School on Aug. 3 to officially launch the organization. Close to 150 judges, attorneys, and other attendees used the occasion to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Loyola Law School’s Latino Alumni Scholarship, ultimately raising just shy of $13,000 for the scholarship.
Although Latinos have been attending Loyola Law School for decades, Latino alumni had never formally organized. That changed this year with the launching of the LAC.
“The Founding Leadership Committee is directing the LAC and we have identified three initiatives that will serve as the LAC’s focus areas: (1) Alumni Engagement; (2) Admission/Retention; and (3) Student Engagement,” said Perez.
The Latino Alumni Chapter will be holding its first alumni mixer on Sept. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at Joseph’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Downey. Downey Mayor Pro Tem Alex Saab, who is also a Loyola Law School alumnus, will be present to officially welcome the LAC to Downey.
“Loyola has strong ties to Downey so I’m excited to build on that relationship,” said Saab.
For more information on the Latino Alumni Chapter, contact Carmen Ramirez, Executive Director of Advancement at Loyola Law School, at (213) 736-8153.