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The board of directors of the USC Mexican American Alumni Association has changed its name to the USC Latino Alumni Association. The announcement was made by executive director Domenika Lynch ’98.

The change reflects the broader role of Latinos in the USC community, while the tagline “a legacy of the USC Mexican American Alumni Association since 1973” commemorates the association’s history.

The association’s offices are located in the Gail and George Pla Suite in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.

Deadline Set for Higher Ed Candidates

Higher Education Resource Services sponsors three institutes specializing in leadership and management development for women in higher education administration.

The institutes at Bryn Mawr, the University of Denver and Wellesley College offer residential professional development experiences for women in mid-level and senior-level positions in higher education administration.

For more than 20 years, USC has sponsored up to three candidates to participate in the institutes. The deadline for leaders to recommend candidates for consideration is Jan. 28.

All applications must be submitted to Carol Craig (, vice president of USC Women in Management, which facilitates the interviews and recommendation process for the university.

Program information is available at

Carnegie Foundation Lauds USC’s Community Engagement

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected USC for its 2010 community engagement classification.

The foundation chose universities such as USC because of the alignment of its mission with practices that support dynamic community engagement.

The commendation recognized that USC encourages its student, faculty and staff to be part of the community.

Other programs such as Trojan Health Volunteers, Writers in the Community, the Neighborhood Academic Initiative and the Minority Business Enterprise Center also were cited.

Science Center Accepting 2011-12 Applications

The Dr. Theodore T. Alexander Jr. Science Center School in Los Angeles is accepting applications for the 2011-12 school year for grades K-5.

Applications can be picked up at the school at 3737 S. Figueroa St. or the Local District 7 office at 10616 S. Western Ave. in Los Angeles.

The deadline to submit applications is Monday, Jan. 31 by 5 p.m. All applications must be sent to the District 7 office. The school will not accept applications.

As a neighborhood school, the Alexander Science Center is required to recruit 70 percent or more of its students from the local community. Some USC faculty and staff members have children in the school.

For more information, call Rosalinda Lugo at (323) 242-1315.

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