Recent grad receives leadership award from Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

A recent graduate known for her many leadership activities on campus will be recognized at the HPGM Annual Meeting on Friday, August 25 at the Pfister Hotel.

Zecilia Alamillo-Roman, '17, graduated in May with a Student-Designed degree combining Political Science and Psychology and a certificate in peacebuilding. She was chosen as the HPGM's winner of the Student Leader Award, in recognition of excellence in both education and volunteerism.

Roman led tours for prospective students in Mount Mary's admissions department; she worked in the student success center and TRIO program and was the president of the student chapter of HPGM. She was recently featured as a college leader in The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Greater Together Spring issue. In her interview she credits HPGM with helping her and her community to be better prepared.

Zecilia has a passion for her community," said Arely Dorsey, a coach in the University's Promise Program, who nominated Roman for this award. "As the president of the HPGM student chapter, she makes it her responsibility to support and look after those coming behind her. Students look to her as a leader and role model."

Roman has accepted a position with College Possible, mentoring students at St. Anthony School and St. Thomas Moore High School.

The Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, founded in 2001, serves to connect and unite Hispanic professionals, students and the community with rich heritage, strong leadership, and impactful initiatives. They currently have over 2,000 members. For more information, visit