University of St. Francis students attend Hispanic Conference

University of St. Francis students attended the 31st Annual National Conference of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) in Chicago, Feb. 13-16.

The event attracts leaders from more than 40 states and 1,000 affiliated groups and organizations to celebrate Hispanic heritage and empower communities. The USHLI conference is the largest cross-generational Hispanic conference in the nation, attracting students, young professionals, career professionals and senior citizens. Conference participants come together to develop and/or strengthen their leadership skills and to grow as servant leaders.

The following USF students will attend the USHLI conference:

Channahon – Shannon Patino

Chicago – Marcos Ayala, Melanie Fonseca, Valeria Martinez and Diana Trujillo

Crest Hill – Leslie Juarez

Evergreen Park – Medelia Garcia and Jason Julian

Glendale Heights – Maria Fernanda Quevedo

Glenview – Megha Patel

Joliet – Tanya Arias, Alex Campos, Estefani Gonzalez, Blanca Limon, Ricardo Magadan,Laura Munoz, Ulises Ornelas and Stephanie Rodriguez

Lynwood – Kristy Garcia

Romeoville – Melissa Bahena

Spring Valley – Miguel Aldana

Tinley Park – Princess Clemente

Beijing, China – Jiaxi Hou

The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

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