The Roberto Hernández Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee honored UWM’s growing population of Latinx students with a virtual Latinx graduation celebration and the PALM (Promoting Academics in Latino Milwaukee) fundraiser in May 2021.
The No. 1 challenge Latinx students face is access to sufficient funding to complete their degrees. PALM is an ongoing scholarship fund created to retain and graduate Latinx students at UWM. Meet Michael Vazquez, a political science major who received the Puente Award in 2021.