2008 Alumni Hall of Fame
The HSF Alumni Hall of Fame was created to inspire future generations of Latino college graduates by each year honoring five Latinos who -- through their successes, accomplishments, contributions, service and abilities to overcome life's challenges -- demonstrate the power of higher education.
Each honoree personifies the vision and values of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Contributions to HSF and the annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala support our vision to stregthen America by advancing the Higher Education of more Latinos. Our mission is to double the rate of Hispanics earning their college degrees by 2010.
Please take a moment to read their stories to learn how HSF is "Opening American Minds." Support our endeavors to make the United States of America stronger by helping more Latinos earn their college diplomas.
Honors are bestowed in five categories:
The Optimist, for success achieved through persistence in the face of adversity.
This year's Optimista is Joán Sotero Alvarez... Read Full Bio.
The Humanitarian, for personifying the spirit of gratitude and the value of giving back.
This year's Altruista is Luis Antonio Ubiñas... Read Full Bio.
The Motivator, for personifying the hard work and sacrifice made by Latino families in pursuit of a college education.
This year's Inspirador is Evelyn M. Rodriguez... Read Full Bio .
The Rising Star, for personifying limitless potential.
This year's Brillante is Gabriela Lena Frank... Read Full Bio.
The Victor, for realizing the ultimate professional achievement and for “raising the bar”.
This year's Triunfador is Ralph de la Vega... Read Full Bio.