The UO at Fiesta Mexicana

Building on last year’s success, the University of Oregon sponsored the 49th annual Fiesta Mexicana, a celebration of Hispanic and Latino culture in Woodburn, Oregon.

The UO is the exclusive higher education sponsor of the fiesta, under the banner “¡BienvenidOs!”

More than 100 future Ducks and UO supporters of all ages joined in welcoming UO President Michael Gottfredson and his wife Karol on his fourth day of work.

UO staff members, the Duck Truck, and, of course, the Duck showered onlookers with candy and led “O” chants throughout the march. Later, Gottfredson took to the Fiesta’s Family Stage. Addressing a crowd of more than 500, he emphasized the UO’s commitment to match scholarships by the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Oregon and the university’s mission to serve the entire state.

Duck with youngster on his lap