Quad Cities Campus

Mission Statement

To encourage and support students in pursuing higher education and to promote diversity through educational, cultural and social events.

The Association of Latin American Students, an organization for all students, supports recreational, cultural, and educational activities that promote Hispanic/Latino culture and diversity awareness.

Who can Join?  ANY WIU-QC Student is welcome to join!  Spanish Majors/Minors, Latin Studies Majors/Minors, ESL Majors/Minors are encouraged to join!

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President: Elizabeth Medina - E-Medina3@wiu.edu

Vice-President: Mariela A. Gutierrez - MA-Trevino@wiu.edu

Treasurer:  Marisela L. Payan - ML-Payan@wiu.edu

Secretary: Dulce Guerrero - DL-Fourneau@wiu.edu

ALAS Advisor is Temia Rice. Email: T-Rice@wiu.edu

Recent Awards

2011-12 Outstanding Student Group Advisor Award - Carmen Sandoval
2011-12 Outstanding Student Leadership Award - Mariela Gutierrez
2011-12 Outstanding student Group of the year nominee

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ALAS Events and Activities
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Represent WIU at the Mexican Independance Day Parade
  • Volunteer at the annual VIVA Quad Cities Fiesta
  • El dia de Los Muertos Celebration
  • Volunteer at the annual QC Festival of Trees
  • WIU-QC Holiday Fiesta
  • Latino Movie Night
  • Speak at Elementary schools during college week
  • Black History Month
  • Salsa Night
  • Pre-finals Fiesta
  • Volunteer at the annual QC VIVA Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
  • Help out with SOE's Block Party
  • Team up with other WIU-QC groups
  • Team up with other college ALAS' groups
  • Go to QC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce events
  • Guest Speakers
  • Latino Conferences
  • Fundraiser Events
Upcoming Events


Jun 21, 2016 - 11:00 AM
New Student Orientation - Undergraduate
Jul 21, 2016 - 5:00 PM
New Student Orientation - Undergraduate
Aug 10, 2016 - 5:00 PM
New Student Orientation - Undergraduate
Aug 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM
New Student Orientation - Undergraduate

Contact Information

Curtis Williams
Email: CM-Williams11@wiu.edu Phone: (309) 762-9481

Temia Rice
Email: T-Rice@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 762-9481

Things to do in the Quad Cities area.

Things to do in the QCA