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Recent grad receives leadership award from Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

Zecilia Alamillo-Roman, ‘17, graduated in May with a degree in political science and psychology and a certificate in peacebuilding.

By - Aug 17th, 2017 09:06 am
Zecilia Alamillo-Roman. Photo courtesy of Mount Mary University.

Zecilia Alamillo-Roman. Photo courtesy of Mount Mary University.

MILWAUKEE (August 17, 2017) – A recent graduate known for her many leadership activities on campus will be recognized at the HPGM Annual Meeting on Friday, August 25 at the Pfister Hotel.

Zecilia Alamillo-Roman, ‘17, graduated in May with a degree in political science and psychology and a certificate in peacebuilding. She was chosen as the HPGM’s winner of the Student Leader Award, in recognition of excellence in both education and volunteerism.

Alamillo-Roman led tours for prospective students in Mount Mary’s admissions department; she worked in the student success center and TRIO program and was the president of the student chapter of HPGM. She was recently featured as a college leader in The Greater Milwaukee Foundations Greater Together Spring issue. In her interview, she credits HPGM with helping her and her community to be better prepared.

Zecilia has a passion for her community,” said Arely Dorsey, a coach in the University’s Promise Program, who nominated Alamillo-Roman for this award. “As the president of the HPGM student chapter, she makes it her responsibility to support and look after those coming behind her. Students look to her as a leader and role model.”

Alamillo-Roman has accepted a position with College Possible, mentoring students at St. Anthony School and St. Thomas Moore High School.

The Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, founded in 2001, serves to connect and unite Hispanic professionals, students and the community with rich heritage, strong leadership, and impactful initiatives. They currently have over 2,000 members. For more information, visit

Mount Mary University is an urban Catholic university committed to social justice and the development of the whole person. Founded in 1913 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, it is the first four-year, degree-granting Catholic institution for women in Wisconsin. Today it serves a minority-majority population and offers more than 30 undergraduate majors for women and nine graduate programs for women and men in four schools: Arts & Design, Humanities, Social Sciences & Education, Natural & Health Sciences and Business. Mount Mary creates bold women who transform the world. #HerestotheBold

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