The National Women Law Students’ Organization was recognized once again as an official association by the University of Puerto Rico’s Office of Student Organizations for the academic year 2015-16. The University, in collaboration with the Student Government, held its 2nd Annual “Night of Stars” on November 17, 2015 to distinguish 74 student organizations campus-wide.
With a photo booth and decorations allusive to our alma mater, the ceremony began with a brief welcome from the Student Council’s President, Guillermo Guasp. Guasp reiterated his support to student organizations and acknowledged students’ hard work in extracurricular activities. His message was followed by Dr. Gloria Díaz’s words, Dean of Students, who talked about solidarity, representation, and making a difference.
Dr. Margarita Villamil, Vice-President of Student Affairs, addressed the audience by talking about the invaluable skills students develop by balancing a personal life, an academic workload, and an involvement in student organizations that seek to complement the college experience.
Your work through these student organizations give value to our principles and that commitment is what our country needs.
Before calling student representatives to receive the certificate of recognition, Dr. Urayoán Walker, the University of Puerto Rico President, started his speech by promoting the new Student Center area and its great coffee by Iupicoop Café. Walker described the university’s three principles: education, investigation, and service. “Your work through these student organizations give value to our principles and that commitment is what our country needs,” he added.
NWLSO’s President, Jeannette Ortiz Ortiz, and its Vice-President, Juliana I. Rivera Ortiz, received the certificate of recognition when called to step on the stage. NWLSO is proud to have represented the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and its members in this special acknowledgment.