The Greater Lansing Chapter of the Labor Council for Latin America Advancement (LCLAA) held their annual Scholarship Fundraising Dinner Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Local 652 in Lansing, Michigan. About 125 people were in attendance and celebrated International Workers Day or known worldwide as “May Day”. Amanda Cena Blessed us with her rendition of the National Anthem, and Traci Ruiz shared her life journey as the Keynote Speaker.
Traci, recently retired from the Lansing Police Department with a ranking of Police Lieutenant and now owns Ruiz Consultants LLC. Her business specializes in fighting elder abuse and empowering individuals. Through consulting, case review, and expert witness testimony, they assist with cases involving elder abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. She also was appointed on May 3, 2018 to the Michigan Board of Medicine by Governor Rick Snyder. Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the board oversees the practice of medicine and serves as the state’s licensing board. It includes 19 members: 10 doctors, one physician’s assistant, and eight public members.
LCLAA awarded three scholarships at the event. All three winners were from Everett High School. Destiny Hernandez, Maribelle Herrera and Elian Arambula. Congrats to all three who not only stood out academically, but also shined outside the classrooms too.
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