ALANA Celebrates 30 Years

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In 1986, when then Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs and Social Equity Howard Gordon ’74 M’78 was approached by then Student Affairs employee Tyrone Holmes M’89 about starting an educational leadership program that brought together students from all backgrounds, he had no idea that they were establishing a transformative program that would be thriving 30

Take Advantage of Opportunities, ALANA Alumni Panelists Urge

Dr. David Moody, Rufaro Matombo ’12, Adam King ’11 and Emmanuel Cruz ’09 participate in a panel discussion during the ALANA Student Leadership Conference in September ’14.

The value of an Oswego education began to pay off for Emmanuel Cruz ’09 from the day he moved into his residence hall freshman year. “I talked to my roommate’s father when he came to campus to move his son in,” said Cruz, who was part of the Sept. 22 alumni panel for the ALANA

ALANA Week Highlights Fashion Show, Peace Walk, Alumni Inspiration


The 27th annual African, Latino, Asian and Native American Student Leadership Conference began Sept. 21, with a multicultural extravaganza — the popular fashion show — before moving on to the Unity Peace Walk, alumni panels, workshops and banquet. “ALANA week itself is one of the biggest events of the whole semester,” says Justin Brantley ’15, president of