Whittier College Celebrates Latino Graduates

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The 12th Annual Latino Graduates Celebration kicked off 2013 Commencement Week activities, with more than 60 Whittier College students donning the traditional cap-and-gown to be formally recognized by President Sharon Herzberger on the stage of the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. 

The event began with an Aztec ceremony by the dance group Copali Copili. While on stage, students had the opportunity to direct a few words to family and friends from a podium. 

The keynote address was delivered by Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, an influential Latino scholar, celebrated author, distinguished speaker, and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.

Click here to see video highlights from the ceremony. Click here to see more photos on Facebook.