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CLASS of 2020!

Department of Hispanic Studies

Message from Department Chair

Dr. Maria Soliño

Dear Spring and Summer 2020 Hispanic Studies Graduates,


Although this semester we will not have the privilege of actually shaking your hands as you walk across a stage, we have great hope for the future, precisely because it is in your hands. It has been an honor to have you in our classes. We also salute the friends and family who accompanied you on this journey.

You all have worked so hard, and overcome many challenges to get to this place today. We are confident that as you begin this next phase of your lives you will triumph by following your hearts, and leading with knowledge.

Be inspired by Gloria Anzaldúa's wise words: “Books saved my sanity, knowledge opened the locked places in me and taught me first how to survive and then how to soar.” Rise high as you embark on a lifetime of learning.

You will always remain a part of our family. ¡¡¡Adelante Coogs!!!

Maria Elena Soliño
Department Chair and Professor


Doctor of Philosophy

Viviana Diaz-Leuro
Nuria Montserrat Enriquez Burria
Francisco Estrada Medina

Master of Arts

Maria Sanchez Carbajo

Bachelor of Arts 

Luis Alberto Arreguin
Ashley Kieu-Nhi Cao
Rachel Nhung Cao
Anthony Ray Clark
Linda Karla Fuentes Reyes
Ana Gladis Gomez

Mariam S. Hosseini Gohar
Jonathan Bach-Viet Huynh
Sumaia Islam
Yasser Lopez
Pablo C. Olivos

Daniel Alejandro Perez
Leslie Resendiz
Yulia Romanovna Saliy
Paulino Tovar
Devyn Nicole Williams

Summer Graduates

Bachelor of Arts

Adriana G. Alvarado
Mariana Lindo
Carlos David Lopez Perez