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CSU-Pueblo adds chapter of Alpha Psi Lambda National

Release Date: November 18, 2015

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Press Release

PUEBLO – With the acceptance of the El Cuartelejo colony of Alpha Psi Lambda at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Nov. 15, the University becomes the first Alpha Psi Lambda National fraternity in Colorado and in the Southwest.

Founded in 1985 at Ohio State University, Alpha Psi Lambda is a co-ed, Latino-interest fraternity that seeks to promote education, culture, united through leadership and community service. The fraternity has expanded to include 29 collegiate chapters and colonies in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas. 

The event was made possible by the Expansion Committee of the organization, including Shak Abdullah (Northern Illinois University), who served as the Associate Member Educator, Edgar Garcia (Purdue University Calumet), Sandra Haro (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Jenny Deluna (Loyola University Chicago), who serves as the director of diversity and inclusion at CSU-Pueblo.

The inaugural members of the fraternity include:

Jose “El Caudillo” Alanis, senior, Woodstock/Chicago, IL

Fredlina “Artemisia” Atencio, junior, Denver

Celeste “Chenoa” Molina, junior, Denver

Brenda “Lakshmi” Figueroa, senior, Pueblo

Rogelio “Cyclops” Arreguin-Mancera, sophomore, Colorado Springs

Rosa “Distinguida” Ramos, senior, Rocky Ford

The founders of the CSU-Pueblo Alpha Psi Lambda colony hope to expand the organization within Colorado while engaging in scholarship and community service in the Pueblo and El Paso counties of Southern Colorado. 

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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