Uni-Trade $50,000 Gift Supports TAMIU-Harvard Initiative
Posted: 11/15/12

Uni-Trade $50,000 Gift Supports
TAMIU-Harvard Initiative

The Thanksgiving season began early for Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students with the announcement of a $50,000 gift supporting TAMIU’s Harvard Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI).

Lupita Osoria and Victoria Young; Garza-Robles, Dario Collado, Sarah Gomez, Dr. Ray Keck, Dr. Andy Zelleke, Alex de la Fuente, Rafael Contrera
Supporting TAMIU
Harvard Leadership Initiative

Texas A&M International University’s participation in the Harvard Latino Leadership Initiative this year is being generously supported by Uni-Trade Company. In ceremonies at Casa Ortiz this week, Eduardo A. Garza Robles, Uni-Trade CEO, presented TAMIU and Harvard representatives with a $50,000 donation for the program. Pictured, first row L to R: TAMIU students Lupita Osoria and Victoria Young; Garza-Robles, Dario Collado, Latino Leadership Initiative program manager and TAMIU student, Sarah Gomez. Back row L to R: Dr. Ray Keck, TAMIU president; Dr. Andy Zelleke, senior lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard and TAMIU students Alex de la Fuente and Rafael Contreras.

Eduardo A. Garza Robles, Uni-Trade CEO, presented the gift at a reception for students and visiting Harvard representatives at Casa Ortiz this week.

Program representatives Dr. Andy Zelleke, senior lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard, and Dario Collado, LLI program manager, attended the reception.

The Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI) was developed by the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at the Harvard Kennedy School to support the rising generation of Latino leaders. The LLI at TAMIU is now in its third year of offering.  TAMIU is one of only seven national universities selected to participate.

After a competitive application process, Harvard program representatives select TAMIU students for the one-week summer program held at the Cambridge, MA campus.  Students join classroom sessions on negotiation, organizing, public narrative, emotional intelligence, and public speaking. They meet with recognized Latino members of government, nonprofit and business sectors.

Participants continue their leadership development through regular teleconferences and all LLI campuses design a community service project to be implemented in collaboration with faculty and administration at their home campuses and local communities.

For more information about the LLI, visit http://www.centerforpublicleadership.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=352&Itemid=107

Persons interested in supporting the LLI at TAMIU can also contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 956.326.GIVE (4483), email candy.hein@tamiu.edu, or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 261.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu