alumni spotlight: H. Jorge De Avila heads to chicago for med school




Hermano Jorge De Avila (University of Southern California, Alpha Phi Chapter) was recently admitted to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, one the country's top medical schools. Hermano Jorge, a first generation college student, would like to integrate either policy, healthcare management, or a public health component to his training in addition to pursuing a career in medicine. While still exploring the type of medicine he would like to practice, he has stated he would like "to work with those who are the most vulnerable, including immigrant and low-income populations.” Hermano Jorge received his B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies from USC’s Keck School of Medicine. 


H. Jose Feliciano raises $3.6 billion for latest private equity fund

Wall Street Journal: Hermano Jose Feliciano (Princeton, Xi Chapter) recently closed $3.6 billion of fund raising for his private equity firm's fifth fund. Santa Monica, CA-based Clearlake Capital secured more than double the amount raised in its previous fund. At over $3.6 billion, Fund V is Clearlake’s largest private equity fund to date. This brings Clearlake's total cumulative capital commitments since inception to more than $7 billion. Target investments will include companies in the industrials and energy, software and technology, and consumer space.


4.0 Plan: alpha phi chapter secures highest gpa on campus

USC's Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Development Department announced La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. secured the highest GPA across all Greek organizations for the Fall 2017 semester. ΛΥΛ balances its social and personal pursuits with the highest of academic and professional standards to ensure we do our part to increase the representation of Latinos across the most competitive institutions, disciplines, and industries. 


The Making Of A Young Latino Venture Capitalist: Meet Rami Reyes

Forbes profiled Hermano Rami Reyes (University of Pennsylvania, Delta Chapter) for its Tech "30 under 30" series, exploring his journey from first generation college student to venture capitalist. He recently helped co-found Menlo Park, CA-based NextEquity Partners after managing successful investments and exits in companies including Facebook, Yelp, and Marketshare — and its investments in Airbnb and Sonos. 


LA TImes profiles H. Xavier Garcia's journey from sacramento to usc

Los Angeles Times: "With Ds in high school and no family with college degrees, he once had dismissed the possibility of attending a private school. But at Sacramento City College, he had buckled down..." Following an untraditional path to college, Hermano Xavier Garcia (University of Southern California, Alpha Phi Chapter) secured a 3.9 cumulative GPA after transferring into USC as a pre-med major. He was recently awarded USC's Provost's Undergraduate Research fellowship and has been recognized for his research and academic excellence by USC's Bridge Institute. Xavier's next chapter will include medical school at Harvard, Stanford, or UCLA. 


Vision Entertainment Taps Talent Manager Carlos E. Hernandez

Deadline Hollywood reports on Vision Entertainment's hiring of Hermano Carlos Hernandez (University of Southern California, Alpha Phi Chapter) as a talent manager representing actors, writers and directors. He previously worked at Lighthouse Management and Media under the tutelage of Aleen Keshishia, who represents Hollywood clients including Jennifer Aniston, Selena Gomez, Paul Rudd, and Mark Ruffalo.  Prior to Lighthouse, Carlos was an assistant at Brillstein Entertainment Partners and was in the Motion Picture Talent department at CAA.


wharton journal profiles h. Ramon zepeda in its graduation edition

The eldest son of immigrants, Hermano Ramon Zepeda (University of Southern California, Alpha Phi Chapter) has had a singular focus: to honor his parents’ sacrifices by maximizing the opportunities they worked so hard to give him.  His family's journey was one of four stories highlighted in UPenn's 2016 Commencement Edition of The Wharton Journal.


ucla's riordan recorder podcast series with H. George Bahamondes

Episode 22 of the UCLA Anderson's Riordan Recorder Podcast features Hermano George Bahamondes' (University of Southern California, Alpha Phi Chapter) journey from East Los Angeles to a nine-year career on Wall Street. The episode highlights the challenges and life lessons he learned at an early age and the impact they had on his life as a first generation college student.  


duke honors H. Jorge Soriano with the distinguished service award

Hermano Jorge Soriano (University of Southern California, Alpha Phi Chapter) was awarded with the Duke Fuqua School of Business Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a Duke graduate who has provided outstanding service to the School or the greater community through clubs, symposia, volunteer work, or elected positions, and who has done so in an exceptional manner.