Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Alternative Recognition Ceremony — Celebrating the Class of 2020

Introduction and Welcome/
Introducción y bienvenida:
Armando Ibarra, Director, CLS Program

Keynote Address:
Professor Mariana Pacheco (Curriculum and Instruction)

Recognition of Valedictorian & Salutatorian: Rachelle Eilers, CLS Advisor

Recognition of 2020 Salas & Somos Award Recipients: Peter Haney, CLS Administrator

Congratulations, Thanks,  Closing Statement:
Rachelle Eilers,
CLS Advisor

Words cannot capture how proud we are of the CLS class of 2020.

For years you worked hard.  You studied.  You sacrificed.  You saw yourself grow and discover. You were ready to finish, and then an unforseen pandemic turned your final semester upside-down.  Still you pushed on through it all and here we are! We can’t be together face-to-face, but we know you’ll take a piece of your Wisconsin experience with you wherever you go. The CLS Program is glad to have been part of that experience for so many of you.  Here on this page are a few words about the Class of 2020 from our faculty and staff, plus testimonials from our fantastic students.  On Wisconsin!  ¡Adelante!