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AHA member and 2015 AHA president Vicki Ruiz (Univ. of California, Irvine) was awarded an honorary degree from Harvard University during the 2022 commencement ceremony for her eminent career in Latino/a history. The honorary Doctor of Laws degree recognizes Ruiz as the “[f]abled founding mother of Latina studies, weaving spirit threads of memory into tapestries of tenacity; she draws stories of food workers, field hands, and flappers from out of the shadows and into the light.”