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THE HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND INDUCTS SIX INTO ALUMNI HALL OF FAME
The nation’s largest Hispanic college scholarship awarding organization is holding its annual Hall of Fame gala to raise scholarship funds to help more deserving students attend college.
LOS ANGELES (September 26, 2012) — Six influential Latinos will be inducted to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s (HSF) Alumni Hall of Fame, joining an impressive cadre of prior inductees representing the more than 55,000 students HSF has awarded since inception in 1975.
The HSF Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes past HSF scholarship recipients and other successful Latinos whose stories of achievement and contributions to their communities demonstrate the power of higher education, and personify the mission and values of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Check out the list of past inductees: http://www.hsf.net/AHOF_Inductees_All.aspx.
HSF is also recognizing long-time partner Procter & Gamble for its continued support of HSF and Latino Higher Education. Since 1986, P&G has funded over $4 million dollars for scholarships and college-readiness programs for Hispanic students through HSF.
“The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is proud to have provided over $360 million in scholarships to deserving Hispanic students, many of whom are now in top positions and giving back to their communities.” said Frank Alvarez, President and CEO of HSF. “It is their success stories and our donors’ support that keep us committed to the dream of placing at least one college degree in every Hispanic household in the country, and through this vision, help America once again have the most educated, innovative and responsible populace on earth.”
The Alumni Hall of Fame will take place October 17 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Information and live streaming will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. at www.HSF.net/AHOF.
The following day, HSF will also host its annual Chairman’s Education and Innovation Luncheon (CEIL), an intimate gathering of sponsors and supporters to learn of innovative developments in Education and in Hispanic Consumerism. Luncheon guest speakers include: Sabrina Crow, SVP, Strategic Account Manager, Nielsen; Tom Stellman, President/CEO, TIP Strategies, Inc. and W. Eric L. Grimson, Ph.D., Chancellor, Bernard Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering, EECS, MIT. The luncheon takes place on Thursday, October 18 at the Le Parker Meriden hotel in New York City.
2012 HSF Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees:
José P. Chan, MIT Sloan Fellow in Innovation and Global Leadership, SM Candidate Class of 2013, Adjunct Professor, Parsons the New School for Design
José started his career at the Fashion Institute of Technology and finished his BS in Textile and Apparel Management at Cornell University. He has 20 years of luxury goods experience, as well as an MBA from the University of Rochester. In addition to teaching at Parsons the New School for Design, he is finishing a Fashion Retailing textbook for Fairchild Books.
Mónica Gil, Senior Vice President – Public Affairs and Government Relations, Nielsen Company
Mónica works extensively with news media, elected officials, community leaders and Nielsen’s media, entertainment and consumer businesses. She also manages Nielsen’s national Hispanic/Latino Strategic Outreach and the company’s education and philanthropy initiatives, including partnerships with HSF, National Council of La Raza, Congressional Hispanic Caucus and many others.
Dr. Yolanda García Romero, Professor of History, North Lake College
Dr. Romero earned her PhD from Texas Tech University, becoming the first Mexican American woman to earn a PhD in History from a Texas institution. Teaching and being a Phi Theta Kappa advisor have given her the platform to empower students, many of who are from a similar background.
Cyrus Amado Salazar, Equal Opportunity Manager, United States Air Force
Cyrus Amado Salazar is a graduate of New Mexico State University and serves as the Air Force Equal Opportunity Program Manager overseeing policy and strategy for military and civilian programs.
Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros, President & Vice President – The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation
Gilbert and Jacki were firm believers in the power of a college education before winning the lottery in 2010. As proud residents of Pico Rivera, CA, they were determined to use their resources to help improve the lives of those in their city. With their vision and support of HSF, Generation 1st Degree Pico Rivera, a movement to place a degree in every city household was launched in 2011.
Procter & Gamble, Corporate Honoree
Group President, North America and Global Hyper-Super-Mass accepting on the company’s behalf
P&G is being honored for its continued support of HSF and Latino higher education.
About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford. As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. To date, HSF has awarded over $360 million in scholarships and has supported a broad range of outreach and education programs to help students and their families navigate collegiate life, from gaining admission and securing financial aid to finding employment after graduation. HSF has created Generation 1st Degree, a program that envisions a future where every Latino household will have at least one college graduate, creating an enduring impact on the college outlook of Latino families nationwide, and strengthening the American economy for generations to come. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund please visit: www.HSF.net.