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Artist and Cal State Fullerton alumnus Emigdio Vasquez (B.A. Art, 1978 and M.A. Art, 1979) checks out his photo, which is one of 50 in Cal State Fullerton's "Querer es Poder: 50 Examples" exhibit on display in Pollak Library. Photo by Kelly Lacefield

Examples of Success

Award-winning 'Querer es Poder' Exhibit Showcases 50 Latino Graduates


June 29, 2010

Cal State Fullerton's award-winning photo exhibit, “Querer es Poder: 50 Examples,” on display indefinately in Pollak Library, showcases the career paths of 50 Latino graduates.

The exhibit photographs were taken by alumnus by Ed Carreón, who also is one of the 50 examples. Created and curated by Mimi Ko Cruz, university communications specialist, and Frances Teves, director of state relations and advocacy, and designed by art graduate student Alexandra Duron, it recently won a gold medal in the 2009 Council for Advancement and Support of Education Circle of Excellence Awards Program.

Querer es poder is Spanish for “if you have the desire, you can achieve.”

As a way of spotlighting the university’s Hispanic Serving Institution designation, the exhibit features alumni who exemplify the “Querer es Poder” theme. The 50 featured alumni include artists, teachers, college administrators, politicians, writers and business leaders. Motivating young people to attain a college education as a step to a great career is the aim of “Querer es Poder: 50 Examples.”

The exhibit was created as part of Cal State Fullerton’s 50th anniversary and opened at Santa Ana City Hall in March 2008. The exhibit traveled to Irvine City Hall and Fullerton City Hall before making its way to the Pollak Library, where it resides on the first floor near the Chicano and Chicano Resource Center.

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