Iffland honored by Salvadoran-American Community

in Faculty, News, News Fall 2012
October 2nd, 2012

News Fall 2012: Jim Iffland

News Fall 2012: Jim Iffland

Professor Jim Iffland was among several individuals honored recently by the Salvadoran-American community as part of the first-ever celebration of the Salvadoran presence in New England.

Most recently, Iffland has been engaged with that community in his role as coordinator of the “Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices” initiative, which is funded by the Santander Universities Global Division.  The Boston area (particularly East Boston and Chelsea) is home to thousands of Salvadoran immigrants, most of whom arrived because of the civil war waged in El Salvador during the eighties and nineties.  The certificate of recognition was bestowed by the Salvadoran consul José Alemán in front of the Salvadoran Consulate General located in East Boston.