Latinos in Valparaiso for Excellence (LIVE)


Latinos in Valpariso for Excellence's main focus is to promote academic excellence among Hispanic students. Also, give support and cultivate the interest of Hispanic/Latino students through forums, socials, and other cultural awareness activities.

ActivitiesPresident Alex Merlo informing a new student about LIVE

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration 
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner
  • Hispanic Leadership Conferences
  • Hispanic Film Festival
  • Unity Picnic
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Livin' La Vida Loca Talent Show
  • Food-n-Flicks



L.I.V.E meets bi-weekly.



Executive Board


President: Alex Merlo

Vice President: Gloria Schettino

Activities Coordinator: Marissa Longoria

Treasurer: Brian Whitmer (Fall 2010), Alvaro Barragan (Spring 2011)

Secretary: Daniela Godniez (Fall 2010), Karitza Medina (Spring 2011)

Public Relations Coordinator: Marco Estrada (Fall 2010), Gabriela Tino (Spring 2011)

Historian: Amelia Briones

Advisors: Stacy Hoult-Saros, Jane Bello-Brunson

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