GGC Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS)

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ORGANIZATION HISTORY

The Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) was founded in May of 2007 to support the academic and civic achievements of Hispanic students at GGC. In particular, OLAS serves as a forum to discuss issues relevant to the Latino community in Georgia and across the nation. Events for the 2007-2008 academic year include the launch of an OLAS website, the publication of a bilingual e-newsletter, voter registration drives, and community outreach projects. Ongoing OLAS initiatives include a distinguished lecture series program, faculty and student mentorship opportunities across multiple disciplines, higher education information sessions for students and parents, professional and graduate school workshops, and socials. While the organization focuses on the intellectual and cultural development of Hispanic students on campus, all GGC students with an interest in Latin America and the countries of the Caribbean basin are encouraged to join. OLAS aims to foster an environment of engaged learning for all students at the College. Bienvenidos a GGC.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Organization of Latin American Students promotes the educational achievements of Hispanic/Latino students. It also looks to provide education about the Latin American culture around campus as well as promote leadership and community service.

Parent Organization: Office of Student Involvement


Student Organization Advisor

Richard Rawls

Student Organization Officers

President Christian Ruiz

Vice- President Esteban Gonzalez

Secretary Jonathan Delgado

Treasurer Karina Nevarez

Technical Director Brittany Vilchez


Standard Meeting Time:

Thursday B-1900 2:00PM


UPCOMING EVENTS

10/24/2013, 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM: Hispanic Heritage Festival

The event will demonstrate to the GGC community a new perspective of the Hispanic culture on campus.


10/31/2013, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Day of the Dead Shrine

The shrine will display a holiday celebrated in Mexico that few can ever see. The shrine will educate students on a event very rarely seen outside mexican culture.


11/7/2013, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM: Masquerade Ball

The Masquerade ball is the flag ship event for OLAS. The event combines a fun filled enviroment along with the elegance of a grand ball.

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