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LACS is pleased to award the A. Sánchez Corporation Construction Scholarship for 2019 to Fabrizio Chamorro. As a first-generation immigrant from Paraguay, Fabrizio has led by example in his classes and in the community. In addition to showing much scholarly promise at Stony Brook, he has been dedicated to serving the Latinx community both on campus and off. A Political Science major and LACS minor, Fabrizio is curious, engaged, and persistent. He has volunteered at the Oyster Bay Centro Cultural Hispano and at CARECEN, the Central American Refugee Center in Brentwood, where he led bilingual civics classes for applicants seeking US citizenship. In addition, he conducted direct community outreach regarding immigrant rights, the 2020 census, and upcoming elections. Interested in pursuing an MA in Public Policy and eventually attending law school, Fabrizio exemplifies the spirit and aims of the Sánchez scholarship and LACS is proud to offer him this recognition.

We recently heard from Professor Eric Zolov, who is spending the semester in Santiago, Chile on a Fulbright scholarship, regarding the city's current political climate and civil unrest. Read his entire letter here