UALR executive vice chancellor to speak at LULAC banquet; chancellor Anderson to be honored

Dr. Zulma Toro-Ramos
Dr. Zulma Toro-Ramos

Dr. Zulma Toro-Ramos, executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will be the featured speaker at the 2015 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 750 scholarship Banquet.

The banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Great Hall of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.

Chancellor-Joel-E.-Anderson
Dr. Joel E. Anderson

During the event, the Little Rock-based chapter will present special awards to Dr. Joel E. Anderson, UALR chancellor; Dr. Tom Courtway, University of Central Arkansas president; Dr. Luis Fernando Restrepo, assistant vice chancellor of diversity and community world languages, literature, and culture at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; and other distinguished LULAC supporters.

The banquet is held annually and sponsored by LULAC Council 750 Little Rock. This year, 47 students are receiving scholarships.

LULAC uses proceeds from the annual banquet and a Cinco de Mayo Festival to fund scholarships for Latino college students, perform citizenship and voter registration drives, and conduct youth leadership training programs. LULAC seeks to empower the Latino community at the local, state, and national level through its seven chartered Arkansas councils.

The organization serves Latinos of all national origins and focuses heavily on education, civil rights, and employment. LULAC Council 750 Little Rock has awarded about $700,000 in college scholarships to 280 students.

For more information about LULAC and the scholarship program, click here.

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