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2018 Adelante! Regional Events:

San Juan, Puerto Rico

‘Adelante! Boricua Tigres: Puerto Rico Latino/a Alumni share about our vision for ALPA as a roaring success!

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fundaciσn Banco Popular

Avenida Quisqueya, Esquina Ponce De Leσn, 5to Piso

San Juan, 00919

Co-hosts are Eddie Olivera-Robles ’93 and Juan Goytia ‘00



Los Angeles, CA (April 27, 2018 LA event also planned -- see below for details)

BBQ and Cocktails with Princeton Latinas Network

3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2018

Private Home in Montecito Heights

(address and directions provided with your RSVP)

Co-hosts are Princeton Latinas Network, Veronica Gutierrez ’83


Boston, MA

6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 26, 2018

Location: Olé

11 Springfield Street, Cambridge (metered parking behind restaurant); restaurant phone number is 617-492-4495

Co-hosts are Jenny Korn ’96, Manuel Espitia ’11


San Diego, CA 

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Location: TBD

RSVP: Please complete this form to let us know if you are interested in attending. We will determine a location based on the responses:

Co-hosts: Bernardo Ferdman ’80, Beverly Randez ’94, Javier Hernandez ’09, Tony Rodriguez ’79


Washington, DC

Meet us after work for appetizers and a drink. 

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018


1800 M St. NW, Washington, DC  20036

Co-hosts are Ivana Castellanos ’12, Sara Lopez *10, Aida Pacheco ’77, Gretchen Sierra-Zorita ’84, Patricia Zavala ’97

RSVP: or call/text 804-467-8741.

New York, NY


The reception will include exquisite wines from the Kingston Family Vineyards from Casablanca, Chile, thanks to Tim Kingston '87, Goya Foods products, thanks to Paul Unanue '10, delicious hors d'oeuvres, other Latin delicacies, and of course lots of Princeton cheers.

When:  6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Where:  60 Collister Street, Manhattan (Tribeca)

Cost:  Free for ALPA members, Class of 2017 and undergraduates.  $10 suggested contribution for non-ALPA members and guests.

RSVP a must: to host committee members --  Christine Batty '09    Norma Angelica Freeland '11   or   Jose Pincay-Delgado '77  (917) 562-8652

Houston, TX

5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cyclone Anaya’s (Rice Village)

5214 Morningside Drive, Houston, TX 77005

We will discuss future events and projects. Please come with ideas!

Co-hosts are Olga Lara ’81, Trish Garcia ’92, John Parras ’94


Princeton, NJ

Join ALPA for dinner and dessert – Guest speaker Juana Pacheco ’90, Latinx economic and community development expert

Friday, April 13, 2018 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Butler College, 1967 Hall Common Area (nearest parking is West Garage)

Suggested donation: $35 for ALPA member; $40 for non-ALPA member: PayPal Donation

Free for Students

Co-hosts: Noemi de la Puente *86, Marita Martiney ’S85

Students please contact Marita Martiney

RSVP by April 7th

Austin, TX

2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018

North Italia

11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Suite 124

Austin, TX 78758

Host is Jessica Gamboa ’10


San Francisco, CA 

Join ALPA for appetizers and a drink!

6:00 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2018

Location: Arguello in the Presidio (The Patio)

50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Cost: $35 via PayPal link

Co-hosts Jaime Dominguez ’93, Deborah Lawrence Schafer ’92, David Mejias ’98 



Los Angeles, CA •April 27, 2018 • Dialogue and Reception with Princeton Classics Professor Dan-El Padilla Peralta ’06.

Downtown LA location; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

·      Past Events:

·       June 24, 2017 • ALPA / ABPA (Association of Black Princeton Alumni) reception hosted by Jose Feliciano ’94 and Kwanza Jones ’93, with Grace Penn ’99, Office of Alumni Affairs, Associate Director for Affiliated Groups and Princeton Prize in Race Relations as a guest.  The event was held in Marina del Rey, CA.

·       August 3, 2017 • ALPA members enjoyed dinner with Sonya Smith, Associate Dean for Diversity Outreach, Office of Admission, in downtown Los Angeles.

·      SF Bay Area/Redwood City, CA • Aug. 24, 2017 • Happy Hour with ALPA and Stanford Latino Alumni Association (David Mejias ’98; Deborah Lawrence Schafer ’92).

·      NYC • Sept. 9, 2017 • Tour of Spanish Harlem with El Museo del Barrio (Norma Angelica Freeland ’11).

·      Chicago • Sept. 17, 2017 • Tigres del Norte concert; planned with Princeton Club of Chicago (Jessica Gonzalez ’95).

·      SF Bay Area/Alameda, CA • Sept. 30, 2017 • Reception at private home ( Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ’87; Carmen Plaza de Jennings ’75; Mario Moya ’01).

·      NYC • Oct. 14, 2017 • El Museo del Barrio Art Exhibit & Gallery Tour (Norma Angelica Freeland ’11).

·      NYC • Dec. 5, 2017 • Fireside Chat and Reception with Princeton Professor at private home (Jose Pincay-Delgado ’77; Christine Batty ’09).



Newly Elected ALPA Board Members (2017-2020 Term)


Thank you to all who participated in the June 2017 Board Elections that resulted in the following newly elected ALPA Board Members, listed below in the order of alumni class.


Marcia Gonzales-Kimbrough '75 Los Angeles, CA

Javier De La Garza '86 P18  Dobbs Ferry, NY

Indrani M. Lall Franchini '94  Pelham, NY

Jessica Gonzalez '95  Chicago, IL

Jeremy I. Borjon '10 *17  Bloomington, IN

Norma Angelica Freeland '11  Forest Hills, NY

 *Denotes graduate alumnus




Adelante at Reunions!

It’s Reunions time, and ALPA will be hosting/sponsoring 4 events over Reunions weekend!  Please support the Princeton Latino Alumni Community by joining the following events:

Friday, 3 – 5pm: Race Relations and Diversity: Impacts of Today's Political Climate on Vulnerable Children and Families, Panel Discussion, at Carl Fields Center. 

Moderator:  Sheryl WuDunn *88, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, entrepreneur, best-selling author and Trustee of Princeton University


Sarah Tantillo, Ed.D ’87, educational consultant, author and former founding Director of the New Jersey Charter Public Schools Association, Board Chair Princeton-Blairstown Center,

Yessica Martinez '15, winner of the 2015 Pyne Prize, co-founder of the Princeton DREAM Team, PP55 Fellow at Coalition for Hispanic Family Services

Dan-el Padilla Peralta '06, Assistant Professor of Classics and author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League

Kavita Ramdas *88 P16, Feminist Activist and Philanthropic Advisor, formerly with the Global Fund for Women and the Ford Foundation

Margarita Rosa, Esq. ’74 P07, Former Executive Director of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice and The Grand Street Settlement, former New York State Commissioner of Human Rights, Trustee of Princeton University

Friday, 5 – 8pm:  Annual ALPA Reception Friday, at Chancellor Green.  Please join us for drinks, empanadas, and tamales at the Annual ALPA Reception. New location:  This year, the reception will be at Chancellor Green, as we grow our Community!

Friday, 11pm – 1am:  ALPA/ ABPA Joint Party, at Carl Fields Center.  ALPA is starting a new tradition, and partnering with our ABPA Friends. Please join us for a late night party celebrating Princeton diversity and friendship.


ALPA Membership Meeting Saturday 11am, McCosh 62.  Be part of ALPA’s future by attending our annual Membership Meeting and provide input into ALPA’s plans for the coming years.  Everyone is welcome!

Let's represent at Reunions! Adelante!




March 30 - April 1, 2017 Princeton University Latino Conference

You are cordially invited to come back to campus for ‘Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University.

Join President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, fellow alumni, faculty, administrators, and students, for talks, panels, performances, and more. Highlights include a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76, lectures by prominent faculty members, alumni panels, and a final fiesta to cap off the weekend.

Conference registration is now open. There is no registration cost for the conference.

For additional information:
(609) 258-3566

Board Elections (2016-2017 Board)

Dear ALPA Members:

Thank you to all Members who voted in this year's ALPA Board Elections!  We had 89 members who paid their dues by the deadline and were thus eligible to vote, and 71 of those dues-paid members cast their ballots.  We wish all of the twelve candidates could have been elected, but there were only six open seats on the Board.  We are delighted to hear that several of those who ran but did not get elected have already committed to be actively involved with ALPA.

ALPA is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 ALPA Board Elections. The newly elected board members and officers are:

Officers (Term:  July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017)

Ricardo DeLeon '86 (Chicago, IL) - President

Jose Pincay-Delgado '77 (NY) - Vice President

David Mejias '98 (San Francisco, CA) - Treasurer

Suzanna Sanchez '04 (Atlanta, GA) - Secretary

Board members (Term:  July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019)


Ricardo DeLeon '86 (Chicago, IL)

Irma L. Martinez '92 (Los Angeles, CA)

Robert J. Martinez '75 S'75 P'11 (Corrales, NM)

David Mejias '98 (San Francisco, CA)

Aida L. Pacheco '77 (Mechanicsville, VA)

Suzanna Sanchez '04 (Atlanta, GA)


The previously elected board members are:


(Term:  July 1, 2015  through June 30, 2018)

Christine Edmiston '09 (NJ)

Noemi Garcia-Tagorda '00 (CA)

Hector Gonzalez '78 (NJ)

Ricardo Leyva, Jr. '10 (CA)

Jose Pincay-Delgado '77 (NY)

Paul Unanue '10 (NJ)

(Term:  July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017)

Sandra Bruno '04 (IL)

Javier de la Garza '86 (NY)

Marcia Gonzales-Kimbrough '75 (CA)

Jessica L. Gonzalez '95 (IL)

Juana Pacheco '90 (NJ)

Manuel Perez '11(IL)

Finally, a big thank you to the Nominating Committee Members and to the Office of Alumni Affairs who organized, planned and executed the elections process.

ALPA's 2016 Nominating Committee Members:

Jose Pincay-Delgado '77 h75, Chair

Phillip A. Escoriaza '90

Jessica L. Gonzalez '95

Rosemary Garces Lebron '78

Paul Unanue '10

Thank you for your participation!

If you did not have an opportunity to participate in the 2016 election, we hope that you will consider joining ALPA and participate in shaping the voice of Latino Alumni at Princeton. We look forward to your continued support and involvement with ALPA.


Benefits of registration:

Registration is required for access to a searchable directory of ALPA members and to access the photo archive. If you do not want to be in the directory, please let us know.

Dues: Starting March 30, 2017, join ALPA at reduced rate of $25

Please remember that we need your financial support to organize regional events, and undertake other initiatives such as the recent housing/travel assistance for Aulmni within to attend the Latino Conference. Registration is free, but we encourage you to pay your dues online. If you're having difficulty signing up, please contact us.

Contact us:

As always, ALPA is eager to hear from those who have ideas for events and/or want to get more involved.

Past events:

Reunions 2016

Friday, May 27: 3pm - Diversity and the 2016 Presidential Race Panel; 5pm - ALPA Reception, West College Terrace

Saturday, May 28: 10am - ALPA Annual Membership Meeting, McCosh 62; 11am - ALPA Board Meeting, McCosh 62; 2pm - Reunions P-Rade

Alumni Day, February 20, 2016

We hope to see you at Alumni Day on campus, February 20, 2016. Several ALPA members will attend the reading of "Manuel versus the Statue of Liberty" -the award winning musical comedy about illegal immigration, written by Noemi de la Puente (*86 S*89) and David Davila.

The Princeton Latinos y Amigos are producing this concert reading, with support from the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Davis International Center, the Latino Graduate Students Association, the LGBT Center, the Program in Latino Studies, the Program in Latin American Studies, the Department of Music, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Carl A. Fields Center. Original New York Cast members join members of the University community in this concert reading, directed by Enzo Toral, with musical direction by Vince DiMura.

Two public performances will be held on February 20, 2016 (Alumni Day): 7 PM and 10 PM. Admission is $5 for Alumni and the general public, and free for current students. Tickets are available on line at - search events under "Princeton Latinos y Amigos" or  "Manuel versus the Statue of Liberty". Tickets will also be available at the door.

February 12, 2016:
Please join ALPA Board Members at President Eisgruber's visit to San Diego on February 12, 2016,  6PM Reception and 7PM Remarks by President Eisgruber at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA. There is no charge for you and your guest to attend this event. (

December 8, 2015:
Please join ALPA Co-Presidents and Board Members at Eisgruber's visitation to Puerto Rico and join us for after dinner for drinks on Thursday, December 10. Click here for information on President Eisgruber's alumni gathering in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Join ALPA for drinks and conversation at the Condado Vanderbilt West Veranda at Salon Dorado (same hotel as President Eisgruber's reception and dinner).

December 3, 2015:
ALPA is pleased to announce its annual co-sponsorship of La Posada, on campus, this Saturday, December 5, 2015 @ 7pm at Campus Club. If you are in the Princeton area, please join current students and ALPA at this traditional cultural celebration. Click here to see the event flyer!

November 30, 2015
ALPA supports constructive dialogue on issues directly related to Princeton and the Latino student experience at Princeton. Having been Latino students at Princeton, we understand that the University academic and on-campus experiences can be challenging. Further, we understand that many issues require very thoughtful and deliberate consideration and planning, and that lasting solutions often require an appropriate period of time to implement. To date, correspondence from current Latino students and President Eisgruber indicate that each has the University's and the students' best interests in mind and are employing their best efforts to dialogue and address issues important to both. These issues are equally important to Latino alumni and to all Princeton alumni, in general. ALPA supports the efforts of both the current Latino students and the University toward the goal of improving the student experience and strengthening Princeton overall. Accordingly, we support continued constructive dialogue and are open to serving as a bridge and/or liaison, as needed, always mindful of ALPA's stated mission and our role as Latino alumni.

Please download and check out the presentation by immediate Past President of ALPA German Lara '90 made to Princeton President Eisgruber on May 5, 2014, by clicking here. For best results, view in PowerPoint rather than in your browser.

La Posada. Friday, December 5, 2014. 7:30 PM.
Location: Princeton University, starting at the University Chapel.
If you are in the Princeton area, please join current students and ALPA at this traditional cultural celebration. See the attached flyer and RSVP to The event is presented by ALPA with Princeton Latinos y Amigos and the Princeton Graduate Students Association, and it is co-sponsored by the Program in Latino Studies, Program in Latin American Studies, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures. Click here for the Facebook page.

Adriana De La Rosa '95 has been unanimously voted to be the CEO of the Delhi Center of Santa Ana, CA, a non-profit organization with a mission "to advance self-sufficiency through sustainable programs in health, financial stability, education, and community engagement." Please head to our Member Updates section to read more. Congratulations, Adriana!

Honoring Edgar Rios '74. October 16, 2014. 7:00PM Cocktail Reception and 8:00PM Dinner and Award Presentation.
Location: The J Room at the Manhattan Club, 201 West 52nd St., New York, NY 10019.
Edgar Rios, Class of 1974, will be honored by the Columbia Law School's Latino/a Law Students Association (LaLSA). Tickets are now on sale for the cocktail reception, dinner, and awards ceremony. General admission is $75.

Reclaiming National Prosperity: A Discussion on Latinos and the Future of America. May 30, 2014. 3:00PM to 5:00PM.
Location: 219 Burr Hall, Princeton University.
The Latino community is integral to the President's call to win the future by out competing and out innovating and out educating the rest of the world. Hear from our distinguished panelists on the risks and opportunities for the nation of failing to capitalize on the burgeoning Hispanic population and what we can collectively do as Princetonians to make a difference in winning the future. Co-sponsored with the Program in Latino Studies.

Voz Latina 2014: Blurred Borders: Latino Lives in the US and Abroad. May 10, 2014. 10:00AM to 6:30PM.
Location: Robertson Hall, Princeton University.
The symposium will focus on Latino identity and diaspora in the US and abroad. The event will provide a scholarly forum to gather and share research and views as well as address specific challenges related to Latino identity and diaspora. Voz Latina is hosted jointly by the Graduate School's Office of Academic Affairs & Diversity and the Latino Graduate Student Association (LGSA). The conference is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend.

Conexiones Networking Event: May 2, 2014 6:00PM to 9:00PM.
Location: Campus Club Dining Room (5 Prospect Ave), Princeton University
Conexiones is a Collaboration between the Association of Latino Princeton Alumni (ALPA), Princeton Latinos y Amigos, and the Latino Graduate Student Association, to support and enhance the leadership role and presence of Latinos at Princeton. This networking reception is Conexiones' first event, and it will be an opportunity for Latino Alumni to share personal experiences and mentor current students as they approach life decisions.
All Latino Alumni are encouraged to attend and contribute, with a focus on NJ, PA & NY alumni who may easiest be able to attend. An Alumni Survey identifying Areas of Expertise will follow to help plan the event.
Click here to RSVP to Aida Pacheco, '77.

ALPA Reception Following a Conversation with President Eisgruber: May 6, 2014 at 8:30PM.
Location: W Hotel Lobby Bar, 172 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603.

Co-sponsored by ALPA and the Princeton University Alumni Association. Please RSVP to This event is free of charge.

ALPA + A4P + ABPA Alumni Day Reception:
February 22, 2014 from 5:00-6:30PM.

Location: Carl Fields Center, 58 Prospect Avenue, Princeton, NJ.
All are welcome to join the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton + Association of Black Princeton Alumni + Association of Latino Princeton Alumni for a reception at the Carl Fields Center on Alumni Day. Click here to RSVP.

Los Angeles ALPA Reception Following a Conversation with President Eisgruber: January 30, 2014 at 8:45PM.

Location: Nic's Beverly Hills, 453 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Co-sponsored by ALPA and the Princeton University Alumni Association. Please RSVP to This event is free of charge.

San Francisco ALPA Reception Following a Conversation with President Eisgruber: January 29, 2014 at 8:45PM.

Location: Burritt Room, 417 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108.

Co-sponsored by ALPA and the Princeton University Alumni Association. Please RSVP to This event is free of charge.

Washington DC ALPA Reception Following a Conversation with President Eisgruber: November 20, 2013 at 8:45PM.

Location: Boqueria Dupont Circle, 1837 M Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Co-sponsored by ALPA and the Princeton University Alumni Association. Please RSVP to This event is free of charge.

ALPA Reception Following a Conversation with President Eisgruber: October 7, 2013 at 9PM

Location: Flute Midtown in NYC.

Co-sponsored by ALPA and the Princeton University Alumni Association. Please RSVP to This event is free of charge.

WELCOME RECEPTION: Jenny C. Rivera: September 12, 2013 at 5:30 PM 

Please join us to welcome the Hon. Jenny C. Rivera '82, to the Capital District, on Thursday, September 12th at the Fort Orange Club in downtown Albany. Judge Rivera was nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo and confirmed in February as an Associate Judge to serve on the New York State Appellate Court.
Co-sponsors for this reception include: the ALPA, the APGA & the Class of 1982

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2017 Reunions:

May 31 - June 3, 2018

Stay tuned for details on the Annual ALPA Reunions Reception. Hope to see you at Reunions! Let us know if you are planning to attend.

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