Ithaca College's African Latino Society held an open house for alumni in the African Latino Society room in West Tower. The event started at noon. At first, people trickled into the event slowly. As other alumni events around campus started to end, the room quickly filled up with former club members.
Current E-board members hosted the event attended by alumni of all ages. Former African Latino Society president and MLK Scholar Lia Munoz '16 returned to campus for Alumni Weekend and attended the club's event.
Very little has changed on the campus since Munoz attended IC, but things look very different to Shanique Edwards '10. Edwards said that the Athletics and Events Center is a new addition to the campus. Edwards frequently returns to campus for Alumni Weekends, so she has watched the campus change over the years.
Like Munoz, Edwards continued going to school after graduating from IC. Edwards attributes her success in graduate school to the opportunities IC's small classes presented.
Early members of the club faced challenges on the predominately white campus and used the club as a safe haven. African Latino Society was one of the first clubs available for students of color, and members of the club went on to create even more organizations for students of color, like Sister 2 Sister, PODER, Caribbean Students Association and more. Now, students of color have numerous clubs to choose from, but many still call African Latino Society their home.