Message from the Anniversary Planning Committee Chairs

Hola familia, 

On behalf of the College of the Holy Cross and the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), we would like to formally invite you to return to the Hill for the LASO 30th Anniversary Weekend - taking place April 8-10, 2022. The legacy of LASO continues to grow fervently due to the hard work and dedication of you and many others who have played an integral role in transforming LASO to the groundbreaking organizations it is today. 

In the meantime, please consider making a donation to the Esther Levine Student Success Fund. Dean Esther Levine impacted the lives of many students throughout her 35 year tenure at Holy Cross. To honor her hard work, dedication and legacy, the LASO 30th Anniversary Committee has established this fund in her name. The fund will support experiential learning opportunities for LASO students including costs associated with internships, summer research, mission trips and other expenses that allow students to explore, enrich their learning and prepare them for career readiness. Help us reach our goal of $30K by making a donation today.

We hope that you are able to attend in April to help celebrate this historic milestone and to commemorate students, alumni, faculty and staff who have undoubtedly contributed to the success of the Organization. As we gather to celebrate our roots, join us as we look to the future of what’s to come for LASO. 

Registration information will be available on February 14, 2022.


Alexander Bonano ‘17
LASO 30th Anniversary Chair

Melisa Alves ‘06
LASO 30th Anniversary Vice-Chair

Jada Gutierrez ‘23
LASO Chair '21-'22

LASO 30th Planning Committee Members

laso 30th co-chairs
Name Class Year
Brandon Brito 2020
Chris Campbell 2015, Interim Director of Multicultural Education
Darwin Contreras 2021
Adriana Guadana-Huizar 2021
Jada Gutierrez 2023
Chris Holguin LASO Advisor, Asst. Director of Campus Recreation
Brenda Hounsell Sullivan Asst. Dean/Director of Student Involvement
Louis Hurtado 2019
Erica Mendoza 2018, Brooks Alumni Fellow
Visaury Moreta 2018
Sandra Orellana 2021
Cynthia Rivas Mendes 2013
Freddy Sinchi 2009
Genesis Torres-Alcantara 2017
Gonzalo Zeballos 1992