Latino Alumni

Keeping Latino Alumni across all academic programs connected, we create networking, cultural and social opportunities and play an active role in cultivating the next generation of Mustangs. Together we work to ensure that SMU is a welcoming community for all. Email us your contact information to receive Latino Alumni of SMU updates.


Fund scholarship

From 1996 to 2012, college enrollment among Latinos have more than tripled (240% increase), outpacing Blacks (72%) and whites (12%). However, while 45.8% of Latino students finish college within six years of initial enrollment, 62% of white students finish their degree in the same timeframe. Economics play a key factor.

In 2009, we established the Latino Alumni Scholarship to help change that. Each year we award at least one scholarship. From 2009 to 2022 we awarded a total of 54 scholarships to deserving Latino or Latina upperclassmen or graduate students in need of financial assistance to complete his or her SMU degree.

Application unavailable but will open on December 1.

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Be a volunteer

Be a part of connecting with and creating a welcoming community for prospective Mustangs through the SMU Admission Volunteer Program

Mentor students and alumni through the SMU Career Volunteer Program

Get involved

Mentorship Volunteer Facebook

Interested in having a mentor? Submit an application.

Latino Alumni of SMU Board Members

David de la Fuente

David de la Fuente ’12


Cynthia Figueroa

Cynthia Figueroa ’87, ’90

Past Chair

Teresa Acosta ’22
Member at large
Jonathan Angulo ’18, ’23
Volunteer Engagement Chair
Laura Navarrete Carrasco ’01
Member at large
Sean Cordobes ’91, ’94
Mustangs Give Back Chair
Carlos Cruz ’13
Member at large
Juan J. Garcia ’15
Member at large
Manuela Murillo Sánchez ’21
Member at large
Jackie Pagan ’13
Member at large
Danielle Palomo ’14
Member at large
Alithia Payan ’00, ’15
Planning Chair
Miztli Ramirez ’15
Member at large
Teresa Solano ’15
Member at large
Andres Treviño Ruiz ’18
Member at large