Consuelo Flores ’06 ’08 (Los Angeles, BA, MFA) was featured by the Los Angeles Times in a cover story about the Chicano Moratorium and its vast 1970 march that ended in police brutality. Flores, who attended the march as a nine-year-old, remembers the day fifty years ago when she wore her prized red tennis shoes to “a celebratory marcha for peace”—and then the police showed up, wielding batons. Read the full story here.
Dr. Juan “Kiko” Suarez ’14 (PhD, GSLC) has been appointed Chief Academic Officer at Huntington Junior College in Huntington, WV. The appointment was made by HJC President Fred Fransen and is an important step in positioning the college for future success. As Chief Academic Officer, Suarez is tasked with growing the college’s academic offerings based on the needs of the local business community and national trends. This is a newly-created position “We are incredibly fortunate to bring Dr. Suarez on board, and are especially excited to draw on his expertise in competency-based learning and credentialing,” said Fransen. Suarez said that