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Professor Ivis Garcia Honored as UNM Distinguished Alumnus

Professor Ivis Garcia Honored as UNM Distinguished Alumnus

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Latin American Studies (LAS) program held a departmental convocation to celebrate its graduating students this past Spring. Assistant professor Ivis Garcia gave the keynote speech and was also honored as a distinguished alumnus.

UNM has been granting LAS undergraduate and graduate degrees since 1941. The LAS program is administered by the LAII in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, which confers LAS degrees. The LAS program draws on UNM’s cross-campus excellence in research, scholarship and teaching on Latin America, and is dedicated to advancing knowledge in, and service to, the field.

As one of the top institutions in the US for Latin American studies, the LAII provides a comprehensive and engaging environment for the study and research of Latin America. Graduates of the LAS program have held positions as city planners, data analysts, economists, health care workers, lawyers and legal advocates, librarians, professors, program directors, social workers, and teachers, among many others.

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