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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month + Fall 2023 Newsletter

Hi all! With the change of the seasons from summer to fall, we are also excited to announce the transition of the Bolívar Network board, inviting new alumni who are eager to engage with our broader community. We welcome nine new board members joining the following committees: Admissions, Alumni Community Engagement, Fundraising & Development, Professional Development, Scholarships & Awards, Social Media & Communications, and Undergraduate Student Groups. To learn more about the board members, please visit our leadership page. If you are interested in being part of the Bolívar Network board, please reach out to

Engagement Opportunities

For alumni in DC: DC UVA Clubs Event

For all UVA DC alumni, join the UVA Clubs sponsored event for multicultural alumni on October 7, 2023, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at Shipgarten (7581 Colshire Dr, McLean, VA 22102) near Tysons Corner, VA. For more details and tickets, please register using this Eventbrite link.

For alumni in Peru and Bolivia: Hosts for UVA Center for Politics’ Global Perspectives on Democracy Program

The UVA Center for Politics’ Global Perspectives on Democracy program (GPD) was recently contacted by an organization with the news that a partner of theirs backed out of hosting the Youth Ambassadors Program with Bolivia and Peru. This exchange includes thirteen high school students and two educators from across those countries and will take place October 9-18. To assure that these students receive the experience they deserve, GPD has agreed to implement the program.With just over a month until arrival, the Center for Politics is actively searching for households willing to host members of this contingent. The students and educators are thrilled about the oncoming exchange, and each have strong English-speaking skills. Will you join us as a host? Please email the Center for Politics Director of Global Initiatives, Daman Irby, at to learn more.

Scholarships & Awards

Save the Date for Bolívar Network’s Annual Awards Brunch on Saturday, December 2, 2023!

Please save the date for our annual Awards Brunch in Charlottesville on the morning of Saturday, December 2. We will be celebrating our 2023 First-Year Scholarship recipient, Araceli Soto Constancio, 2023 Book Scholarship winners (to be decided), and Pablo J. Davis Award Winner (to be decided). More details to come!

Pablo J. Davis Award Nominations

The annual Pablo J. Davis Award seeks to identify an individual whose work has contributed significantly to the Hispanic/Latino community within the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you have a nomination for the Pablo Davis Award, please submit those by October 15, 2023.

Support The Bolívar Network

Through generations of alumni giving and collaboration with Alumni Hall, we have sustained our Annual Book Scholarship, generated programming funds for our Leadership Fund, and are able to continue supporting incoming Hoos with our First-Year Scholarship. Donate today to help us continue supporting our various programs and scholarships. We appreciate your generosity!

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