Center for Latino Arts and Culture Honors Alumni, Faculty Including LAA's Iris Martinez-Campbell

The Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Culture honored the achievements of Rutgers alumni and faculty in art and community leadership, at its 20th anniversary celebration held January 26, 2013.

The program theme was “Our Stories,” with video and verbal presentations celebrating the honorees, including Iris Martinez-Campbell (LC'75, SSW'81), who at the time was serving as an executive board member of the Livingston Alumni Association and a member of the Rutgers Board of Trustees.

Special tribute was paid to the memory of the late Edward G. Ortiz, one of the pioneering professors in the beginnings and development of Livingston College.

Other honorees were Héctor Bonilla, Sandra Rocío Castro, MaryCarmen Daza, Elpidio Laguna-Díaz, Brenda López, Isabel Nazario, Vilma Pérez and Mario Vargas.

The event, held at the Rutgers Student Center on College Avenue, featured a tropical rainforest decor and a silent auction of works by local Latino artists to benefit CLAC programs. The event had been postponed from Nov. 3, 2012.

Originally posted February 18, 2013
Revised April 21, 2018