The Department for Latin American Studies is very proud to announce that Colin Deeds, the LAS Assistant Director, was presented with the 2016 University Award for Excellence today for his years of great service to LAS. The award recognizes "outstanding achievements that benefit all or large part of the University." According to a department letter sent out by LAS director Marcela Vasquez-Leon, "Colin's dedication to the Center for Latin American Studies and the University of Arizona has been outstanding. For many years he has been a great colleague whose commitment to students and faculty, to outreach and to the intellectual life of the Center has been exceptional. Colin has been key to the Center's development and success."
Colin won a $1,000 check, along with a free parking place (for a day) and a reception to be held in his honor on April 26. Dr. Vasquez-Leon had stealthily arranged a last-minute faculty meeting so that LAS professors, students, and staff would all be there to witness Colin's surprise. Congratulations Colin! You deserve it!