Alma’s Project

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Last December, we unexpectedly lost Alma Pacheco, our student body president. Before her death, Alma had begun an ambitious project: the creation of a website listing financial, academic and psychological support resources for undocumented students in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

An example of the Prairie Fire Crabapple tree that will be planted in Pacheco’s memory.

An example of the Prairie Fire Crabapple tree that will be planted in Pacheco’s memory.

Thanks to the extensive efforts of participants from WOU communications students and the Cesar Chavez Leadership Conference, the website has been completed. It was unveiled April 17 and can be found at wou.edu/DACA.

Also in Alma’s honor, a Prairie Fire Crabapple tree will be planted near the Pacific Room entrance of the Werner University Center. A plaque commemorating her contributions to campus will be placed near the tree.