Workshops 2018-01-08T07:07:25+00:00


Each year the Student Conference on Latino Affairs (SCOLA) provides delegates across the nation the opportunity to explore trending topics present in the Latino community via workshops. SCOLA is committed to present delegates a forum to participate in engaging dialogues and to participate in dynamic activities.

The theme for SCOLA 2017 is ¡Con Ganas!: Building a Legacy. It is our hope that through dynamic and innovative workshops, participants are challenged to persevere and achieve excellence in every area of their individual lives.


Delegates, please complete this survey after every workshop session that you attend.


2017 Workshops

Friday, March 3rd

Session I

Tips for Success in Grad School

Lie Epps, Bush School of Government and Public Service – Diversity and Inclusion Committee

How to Make the Most of Networking at SCOLA … and Beyond!

Kevin Andrews, Student Leadership & Engagement Specialist, HELP Consulting

Your Voice, Your Community!

Adam Brennan, Aggie Latino Leaders

Session II

3 Variables that are Preventing Latino Leaders to be at the Top of U.S. Companies

Cristian Sandoval, Chief Operating Officer – and MATT for Education

Integrity and Personal Accountability

Tim Powers, Director/Aggie Honor System Office

Sometimes You have to Take a “L” to bounce back!

Sade Dawson, Leadership Development Specialist – Texas A&M University Department of Student Activities


Saturday, March 4th

Session III

World Culture – What We Have in Common

Yashwat Prakash Vyas, Student Research Week Director – Texas A&M University Office of Dean of Student Life

Undocumented and Unafraid at Texas A&M

Council for Minority Student Affairs – Texas A&M University


Dr. Shannon Walton, Office of Graduate and Professional Studies

Session IV

The People in Your Book of Life

Rosemary Capuchino, Founder – Capuchino Consulting LLC

Latinos Facing Racism

Dr. Joe Feagin, Distinguished Professor in Sociology Department – Texas A&M University

NiQuetzalcoatl Social Entrepreneurship: Growing Our Inherited Legacy

Joel-Lehi Organista, National Director of Multiculturalism & Inclusion – Omega Delta Phi

Spirituality & Leadership

Dr. Roger Martinez, Texas A&M University

Session V

The Power of the Stage: Using Theater & Student Organizations to Give Voice to Latino Culture

Dr. Ricardo Montelongo, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership – Sam Houston State University

When Values and Culture Collide – Being an Effective Leader in an Ever Changing World

Rebecca Creasy, Lecturer in Department of Nutrition and Food Science – Texas A&M University

They Look Like Me! Engaging with Youth Amongst the Buzzword Culture

Eric Washington, College Recruitment Advisor – Texas A&M University


Marissa Suhm, Texas A&M University



¡Con Ganas!: Building a Legacy

Proposal Form

Important Submission Dates
Proposal Submission Deadline: December 9, 2016
Notification Date: January 25, 2017

Workshop presenters play an integral role in helping SCOLA continue its legacy of educating and motivating leaders who will continuously transcend limits on their campuses and in their communities. We encourage you to speak at our conference to share your knowledge and experience with our delegates. There is nothing more powerful than when our community comes together to share ideas, stories, and knowledge.

Different Workshop Layouts: 

Symposium: Symposia are panel discussions presenting different perspectives on a topic or question. Panels should include a minimum of three panelists and a moderator. A/V equipment is provided.

Hands-on Presentation: Hands-on sessions provide participants with an opportunity to engage in teaching activities and interactive discussions about a particular topic. A/V equipment is provided.

Traditional Presentation: Traditional presentations focus on a single topic or program, typically including a talk or media presentation followed by a short discussion. A/V equipment is provided.

Roundtable Discussion: Roundtable discussions are informal presentations that emphasize spirited discussion between the presenter(s) and attendees. Presenters start the discussion by sharing information about the topic/question they wish to explore, and then open discussion for input and exchange of ideas. Examples and interactive materials are welcome. No A/V equipment or electricity is available.



For more information contact:
Kimberly Bosquez
Coordinator of Workshops