A Message from the President:
Dear ALPFA New York Familia,
Coming on the heels of a fantastic convention in Las Vegas, we have much to be thankful for and much to look forward to.
Of the nearly 3,000 participants at the 2017 National Convention, ALPFA NY had a very strong contingent of over 400 attendees comprising partners, professional and student members and their families.
One of the highlights of the convention was seeing our very own ALPFA NY student from Monroe College, Maricela Laines-Crus, receive the 2017 Daniel Zamora Award for Student of the Year. Maricela exemplifies the hard work, perseverance and hope for the future that drives us all. Have a look at her receiving the award. Congratulations Maricela!
Speaking of college chapters, our very own Baruch College was recognized as ALPFA Student Northeast Regional Chapter of the Year! What a great accolade for the hard working and industrious ALPFA Baruch College team!
Thanks to your support throughout the year in our fundraising efforts we were able to increase the number of scholarship students sent from ALPFA NY to the Convention from 13 last year to 18 this year. The students are:
Marian Abao, Lehman College
Laura Barrenche, Queens College
Michelle Bello, Queens College
Steven Cepeda, Queens College
Jairam Dookoo, Queens College
Gregory Duran Hernandez, Mercy College
Nathalie Figuereo, Baruch College
Nick Guillen, Lehman College
Maricela Laines Crus, Monroe College
Mirjana Llana, Baruch College
Robert Luna, Lehman College
Shree Marrajh, Mercy College
Vivianna Pachay, Lehman College
Steven Pelaez, Baruch College
Dror Refaeli, Monmouth University
Johanna Retamozo, Pace University
Nevin Shah, Hofstra University
Japneet Singh, Queens College
Congratulations to all and best of luck with your interviews, internships and job offers. Thank you ALPFAmilia!
In addition, we had Senior Leadership Council (SLC) participation in a number of venues and activities including Ted Acosta from EY hosting and leading the LGBTQ session which was one of the most attended and talked about gatherings.
SLC member Bernadette Aulestia of HBO hosted and was part of a Women of ALPFA panel that including ALPFA NY partner Nellie Borrero from Accenture.
Pedro Garcia of Accenture moderated a panel discussion on how to promote a work environment of support, leadership and personal growth in which I had the honor of participating in with Nellie Borrero.
Also Pete Rodriguez of BNY Mellon was most active in panels and behind and in front of the scenes throughout the 4-day gathering.
Our I Love New York mixer had over 100 attendees celebrating ALPFA New York’s hard work and honoring our partners and our students. We thank our partners and guests for joining us and for helping make this year’s convention a successful one. We are hearing from our students and professional members as well as our partners that they were able to connect with each other and move their professional ambitions forward as well as bond closer to new and old friends and colleagues.
Thank you all for your continued support. We look forward to building on the Las Vegas Convention momentum and driving value to our partners and members.
We will build that momentum into activities we have planned for the rest of 2017 which include:
September 29th Student Event at S&P Global: alpfa.org/event/spglobal2017
October 13th JA For A Day Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer with ALPFA NY and Junior Achievement! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can participate.
November 3rd Masquerade Ball: alpfa.org/event/masquerade
November 28th Women of ALPFA Summit: alpfa.org/event/woa2017
Lastly, I invite you to join us in building our community and empowering Latino leaders. Email email@example.com to learn how you can volunteer with ALPFA NY.
President, ALPFA New York Chapter
Association of Latino Professionals for America
Most Powerful Latinas Press Release