Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness (HOLA)

"Shared Roots, Many People"

The H.O.L.A. Club (Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness) is a student organization that upholds an appreciation for the richness and beauty of the Latin culture. We are a diligent group, dedicated to improving opportunities and services for Latino students as well as the student body as a whole. We want to assist fellow members in widening the knowledge and appreciation of the language and culture of Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean to the Iona community.
Our purpose is to promote educational and cultural awareness of the invaluable contributions that Latino cultures have provided. We preserve this objective through enriching and recreational activities that we sponsor. During the past years, the organization has participated in and presented numerous cultural activities and have been involved in community service efforts. We encourage diverse membership (from all ethnic backgrounds) and provide a wide range of opportunities for all students (both Hispanic and non-Hispanic alike) in order to enhance student participation on campus.


Meetings take place on Thursdays at noon in Room 111, Doorley Hall.

Contact Information

Ashley Hernandez or Kevin Anzurez

Executive Board

  • President: Ashley Hernandez
  • Vice President: Kevin Anzurez
  • Secretary: Kayla Perez-Caban
  • Treasurer: Patrick Villafana
  • Public Relations: Vanessa Pires
  • Community Service: Jose Rivera
  • Social Chair: Jeimmy Reyes
  • Advisor: Sara Osorio

Past Events Hosted by H.O.L.A.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Iona’s Got Talent
  • Music Panel Discussion
  • La Locura (Party)
  • Bachata Dance Lesson

Community Service

  • Success Center
  • Hospitality Supper
  • Project Bro
  • Thanksgiving Basket Drive


Awarded "Commitment to Diversity" at the 8th Annual Gala for Achievement and Excellence in Leadership