The Afro-Latino Alumni and Alumnae Association (ALAA) is proud to look back at all of the accomplishments since our inception. We are excited to plan more activities that will further assist Hobart and William Smith students of color and the Geneva community.
We have a lot of exciting news to share, starting with our accomplishments over the past few years.
Since our inception, ALAA:
As you can see from our list of proposed activities, ALAA is hoping to sponsor numerous career, educational, and supportive events for students of color. All these events are made possible thanks to generous HWS alums of color. We hope you will consider a gift to ALAA so we can continue to do as much as possible to support HWS students of color.
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Welcome to the Afro-Latino Alumni and Alumnae Association Web site! ALAA was formed in the winter of 1999, and is diligently working towards promoting a greater awareness of the association among the alumni and alumnae of color of Hobart and William Smith. By doing so we hope to encourage our alumni and alumnae not only to return to the Colleges, but to get involved in the Colleges through other activities and events. Therefore, this site is designed as a means of communication and information for you. We hope that you will join us in accomplishing our mission and goals by sending us your input and ideas as we move forward.
If you are interested in learning more about ALAA and how to become a part of this exciting network, please contact one of the board members.
Road Trip for Men of Color
Hobart alum Horace Allen gives what he never had-an African-American mentor.
During spring break, five Hobart students traveled to Minneapolis to stay with Allen. They experienced Allen's lifestyle and also attended seminars and meetings with top leaders from IBM and other businesses in the Twin Cities area. In April, 50-plus Hobart students of color did thesame, on a grander scale.
Allen '85 was elected by the Board of Trustees to serve a four-year term. Allen graduated from Hobart with a degree in economics. In 1993, after working nearly 10 years for the IBM Corporation, he and two partners founded Total Solutions Group. The Total Solutions Group was sold in 2000, when he founded TSG Server & Storage, where he is currently the chief operations officer. Allen is civically active, associated with, among other causes and organizations, the Greater Minneapolis YMCA, Catholic Charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Minnesota Community Foundation. On campus, Allen has participated in Black History Month symposiums and Career Day at HWS, and was the Charter Day speaker in 2001. Additionally, he is a board member of the Colleges' Afro-Latino Alumni Association and an alumni club volunteer. Allen was also the Colleges' first Executive in Residence. Allen lives in Prior Lake, Minn.
Chevy Devaney '95
Irene Torres' 07
Jenny Quirindongo ' 08 & MAT '09
Delvina Smith '09