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2013 Alumni Hall of Fame Gala #AHOF2013

16 Oct 2013
  • New York , NY
  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

The Alumni Hall of Fame Gala celebrates outstanding Latinos whose personal stories and accomplishments demonstrate the power of higher education. Now in its 12th year, the Alumni Hall of Fame (AHOF) event recognizes the achievements of over 57,000 HSF alumni that have received scholarships in the past. This year, we are exceptionally proud to celebrate excellence, yet again, with the honor of inducting our HSF founder, Ernesto Robles and our corporate partner, The Coca-Cola company. Join us for an evening of enchantment in New York City as we hear the stories of our Inductees and dance to the sounds of Frankie Negron.

Thank you to all of our sponsors:


Wells Fargo, Target, and The Coca-Cola Company


Anheuser-Busch and Toyota


Camarena Adelante Foundation, Darden Restaurants, McNamara Family Foundation, Nielsen, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Univision Communications Inc., and USA Funds


ExxonMobil, FedEx Corporation, Google, Mattel, NASCAR, PennantPark Investment Advisers, P&G, Southwest Airlines, and Time Warner Inc



Altria, American Express, Bank of America, Corinthian Capital Group, Marriott International, Inc., andTravelers


Ford Motor Company, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation, Thomson Reuters, and YUM!

Event Type:
  • Alumni
  • Community Partner
  • Parent
  • Scholar
  • Scholar Network Member
  • Sponsor
  • Student
  • Supporter

The 2013 honorees being inducted into the HSF Hall of Fame are:

Ernest Zazueta Robles

Ernest Zazueta Robles

ALTRUISTA - awarded for personifying the spirit of gratitude and the value of giving back.

Raul Mateo Magdaleno

Raul Mateo Magdaleno

BRILLANTE - awarded for personifying limitless potential.

Chief Education Consultant
Magdaleno LLC

Dr. Christian Arbelaez

Dr. Christian Arbelaez

INSPIRADOR - awarded for personifying hard work and sacrifice.

Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Lisa Aponte-Soto

Lisa Aponte-Soto

OPTIMISTA - awarded for success achieved through persistence in theface of adversity.

Ph.D., M.H.A.

Raul Yzaguirre

Raul Yzaguirre

TRIUNFADOR - awarded for “raising the bar.”

The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company

CORPORATE HONOREE - awarded for its continued support of HSF and Latino higher education

About The Speakers

  • Adam Rodriguez
  • Carmen Rita Wong

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