Nine Guanajuato nursing students in Ashland for Cultural Exchange Program

Seven nursing students from the Universidad de Guanajuato participated in a Cultural Exchange Program with the OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University) School of Nursing Ashland Campus at SOU (https://www.ohsu.edu/school-of-nursing/ashland-campus). The students were in Ashland for 3 weeks (14 April – 3 May), along with their professor Alfredo Lara Morales. During their stay, each student…

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Bienvenidos estudiantes—welcoming new SOU students from Guanajuato

On February 22, about 30 Ashland Amigo Club members met in the home of Jay Ach and Karen Grove—club vice-president and web mistress—to welcome the three new students who received Amigo Club scholarships to travel from the Universidad de Guanajuato to study at Southern Oregon University (SOU). Also attending were the two students from Guanajuato…

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Three Universidad de Guanajuato students arrive in Ashland to study at SOU

In January 2024, three new students arrived from the Universidad de Guanajuato as part of SOU’s (Southern Oregon University’s) Amistad program. They received scholarships from the Ashland Amigo Club—funds that are raised during the yearly Guanajuato Nights event. They plan to study in SOU’s winter and spring terms. From left to right, the students are:…

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“Señora Chela” Grace Tapp Kocks receives SOU President’s Medal

On Tuesday, January 9, 2024, Señora Chela, along with three other SOU professor emeriti (Betty LaDuke and Lawson Fusao Inada), received the President’s Award from current president Dr. Rick Bailey. The award was created in 1984 to recognize “individuals who by their service and actions have made a significant and lasting impact on Southern Oregon…

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Guanajuato Nights fundraiser resumes in 2023

On December 2, the Ashland Amigo Club again held the Guanajuato Nights event that raises funds for student scholarships. To help with SOU’s decades-long Amistad Program, the scholarships provide funds for students from SOU to study at the University of Guanajuato and vice versa. Here are some of the highlights of this year’s event. All…

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Members get together on 22 February 2020 at Grizzly Peak Winery to plan future activities

About 40 Amigo Club members convened on a February afternoon at Grizzly Peak winery to enjoy Argentinian empanadas and accompaniments, select 2020 board members, hear from university students who have participated in the Amistad Program, and plan for club activities during the upcoming year. Members delighted in the convivial atmosphere of the winery venue. Geraldo,…

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Another successful Guanajuato Nights fundraiser

The fifth annual Guanajuato Nights fundraiser on 9 November 2019 was again a big success! With ticket sales, raffle, silent auction, and live auction, the event had gross receipts of around $18,000. Frances “Faffie” Siekman de Romero, long-time friend of the Amigo Club and supporter of the sister-city relationship, contributed generously to the scholarship fund…

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