Latino Faculty and Staff Association

Mission Statement

The Latino Faculty & Staff Association is an educational organization whose purpose is to be an advocate for the Latino issues in higher education which also includes the educational welfare and advancement of the Latino community. Our Goal is to promote the social and cultural dimensions of Latino history, heritage and culture as it relates to education. 

Executive Board

Position Name Contact
President Ernie Garcia
Vice President (President Elect) Maribel Ternate
Secretary Celia Martínez
Treasurer Melissa Llanes
Past President Josephine Llanos

Membership and Meetings

Membership is open to all Fresno City College and SCCCD employees and retirees. Annual membership dues can be paid by completing the voluntary payroll deduction form.

Meetings generally take place at 12pm on the third Friday of every month. Fall 2021 meeting dates:

  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 3

LFSA Voluntary Payroll Deduction Form

Student Scholarships

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships. There are several LFSA-supported scholarships available through the FCC Scholarship Office.

  • Latino Scholarships
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)
  • CSU Fresno Scholarship Information
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship

Apply for Scholarships

Latino Graduation Celebration

The Latino Graduation Celebration is a bilingual/bicultural event which celebrates the accomplishments of students who have completed all transfer, degree, and certificate requirements for the current academic year.

To learn more and participate in the celebration, visit the Latino Graduation webpage.

Latino Graduation Webpage