American Culture and Latina/o Studies Professor Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes received a plaque from the José Calzada Ferrer Elementary and Intermediate School in Canóvanas, Puerto Rico, on October 9, 2013, for his literary achievements. He was invited to the school under the auspices of the Festival de la Palabra (Salón Literario Libroamérica) Literary Festival in Puerto Rico.

The plaque reads (in Spanish): "To Larry La Fountain-Stokes, Thank you for your dedication and effort to the art of literature, not only of Puerto Rico, but also to that of the Caribbean and Latin America. You have shown us that when individuals set out to achieve a goal with dedication they can achieve it! With affection, the faculty and students of José Calzada Ferrer School, October 9, 2013."

Congratulations, Professor La Fountain-Stokes!