LAACU'S 17th El Regreso!


We invite all of our Columbia University alums, students, faculty, administrators, and friends to attend our 17th Annual El Regreso Gala on March 12. This year’s event promises to be one of our best yet as we come together with friends and family to recognize and celebrate the diversity and achievements of our amazing community!

To view highlights from the evening, please click the video below:

Maria Hinojosa, ’84BC

We are excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker—the talented and award-winning journalist, Maria Hinojosa, ’84BC. Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter who covers America’s untold stories and highlights today’s critical issues. In 2010, Hinojosa created the Futuro Media Group, an independent nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. As the anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award winning show Latino USA which is distributed by NPR, and anchor and Executive Producer of the PBS show America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, both produced by Futuro Media, she has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. 

Hinojosa’s nearly 30-year history as an award-winning journalist includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, NPR, Frontline, and CBS Radio and anchoring the Emmy Award winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. She is the author of two books and has won dozens of awards, including: four Emmys, the John Chancellor Award, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award. She is currently the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Chair of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, and lives with her husband and their son and daughter in New York.

We hope you will register today--early bird pricing expires on February 12. We are all looking forward to celebrating with you!


Heritage and Young Alumni Awards Nominations

The recipients are individuals who have enhanced the community spirit or engagement of our alums through their leadership and dedication.

Heritage Award Honoree: Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, ’93PH

This award is to honor a Latina/o alumna/us of Columbia University for his/her dedication to the advancement of the Latino community at the university and at large. All recipients have demonstrated strides in the field of their career and have a proven record as an exemplary member of the Latino community, worthy of this recognition.

Young Alumni Award Honoree: Gabriella Barbosa ’08CC, '13CLS

This award celebrates and acknowledges the contributions a young alumnus/na has made to LAACU, the Latino Community at Columbia, and as a leader in their respective field.


---Nominations are closed for Heritage and Young Alumni Awards---


We hope you will register today--early bird pricing expires on February 12. We are all looking forward to celebrating with you!

March 12, 2016 at 7:00pm - 10pm

Low Memorial Library

535 W 116th St
New York, NY 10027
United States