It’s Time!

Hello UIC Community!

This week was very exciting. We had the opportunity to host a first grade visit for one of our advisors. The kids were such a delight, they really enjoyed the campus and the small chemistry experiment they did.  They had the opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn a little bit about chemistry. After they left, we had a good amount of cleaning to do but it was worth it.

After four years of teenage problems and all of the good and bad things that come from this time period, my nieces have graduated high school. I was invited by my older niece, Mari, to be part of this very important event in her life that occurred right in our campus. Her graduation was held in the UIC Pavilion.

We had some time between dropping her off and the start of the ceremony to stop by the store to get her some treats. Her ceremony had great highlights: a great choir, an awesome band, and inspirational speakers. After everything was said and done, none of it really mattered the only thing they had in mind was the change they were about to go through. It reminded me of my high school graduation, there was a lot of excitement, anxiety, and sadness.

It’s good to know that in times like these, the people that will never change are your family and your real friends. It might sound cheesy but it is true, especially my family. As you might know, from previous blogs, every Sunday is park day. I also discovered that I enjoy spending time with my parents we have grown to be more childish together. I can honestly say that no one makes me laugh more than them.  Staying in touch with friends is not as hard as it seems. I think the necessary component is compromise.

At the end of the day, it’s not the end of the world and now you have the opportunity to really find out if your friendship was as strong as you thought.

Thanks for reading!


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About Leticia Diaz, Chemistry

Hello UIC-Familia! I am a 5th Year Senior Majoring in Chemistry. I am graduating in May 2012, and plan to come back to UIC to receive a Master’s Degree in Energy Engineering. I grew up in “La Villita” in South Lawndale. I have two AMAZING parents, three exemplary siblings, and three precious nephews. I am a CHANCE Ambassador; I mentor and assist students that are in majors similar to mine and ultimately help them go through some of the same struggles that I have gone through. I am a proud board member of SHPE-UIC, a national organization that promotes the advancement of Latinos through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Awareness. Our UIC chapter is recognized as being the Most Valuable Large Chapter in the Nation.

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One Response to It’s Time!

  1. Mylie2 says:

    Thanks for writing. Keep it going.