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THE HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND, THE NATION’S LEADING PROVIDER OF SCHOLARSHIPS TO HISPANICS, WELCOMES MARIELENA VILLAMIL, NEW CHAIR OF HSF’S SOUTH FLORIDA ADVISORY BOARD, TO CREATE NEW EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR HISPANICS IN FLORIDA
Welcome Reception on Wednesday, June 20 at 6 PM at the Humberto Benitez Fine Art Gallery in Coral Gables
MIAMI, FL (June 15, 2012). The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s leading provider of college scholarships to outstanding Latinos, will host a reception to welcome Marielena Villamil, new Chair of HSF’s South Florida Advisory Board. The reception will be held on Wednesday, June 20 at 6 PM at the Humberto Benitez Fine Art Gallery, 305 Alcazar Avenue, Suite 44, Coral Gables, FL 33134. The event is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and the Humberto Benitez Fine Art Gallery.
In her new role as Chair of HSF South Florida Advisory Board, Villamil will support the efforts of HSF’s Board of Directors and its Chairman, Jim McNamara, overseeing HSF’s initiatives to provide funding, guidance and support to college-bound students in Florida.
“The Board of Directors of HSF is pleased to welcome Marielena Villamil to chair the HSF South Florida Advisory Board,” says Jim McNamara, Chairman of the HSF Board of Directors. “HSF is a national organization and we are always looking to enlist the best and brightest everywhere, like Marielena in South Florida, to help us achieve our mission to dramatically increase the numbers of Hispanic college graduates in the U.S.”
“We are both excited and honored to have Marielena accept this role as Chair of the HSF South Florida Advisory Board,” said Frank Alvarez, President and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “She brings her outstanding leadership and philanthropic expertise to the group. Furthermore, she is an advocate of Hispanic higher education and our mission at HSF. We look forward to much success in the South Florida community.”
“The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is an established national organization whose sole mission is to help Hispanic students attain a college education,” said Villamil. “I am honored to Chair the HSF Advisory Board in South Florida for two reasons: to aid our Hispanic students so that they can attend a college or university, and to inform our community of this wonderful organization. With HSF, everyone wins, especially the future leaders, professional businessmen and women in South Florida.”
About Marielena Villamil
Marielena Villamil has an outstanding record of accomplishments in business consulting, higher education and civic leadership. She is the Chair of the HSF South Florida Advisory Board as well as cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of a growing economic and governmental advisor firm, The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG). She founded the firm in 1993 with nationally recognized economist, Dr. Tony Villamil, former US Undersecretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. Ms. Villamil has extensive and high level contacts in the corporate, public sector and educational communities of Florida, Washington, DC and Latin America, in addition to significant experience in governmental relations, the management of economic consulting services and in the education and training of multicultural and multilingual workforces.
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.