Latino Heritage Awards Banquet

7th Annual Latino Heritage Awards Banquet

Thank you to everyone who attended the area's premier banquet celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month and honoring Latino leaders in our community!

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Harper Center    Map (pdf)
Creighton University Campus
590 North 20th St
Omaha, Nebraska

5:30 PM  Reception, Silent Auction, and Entertainment
6:30 PM  Dinner and Awards

Keynote Speaker: Robert Aranda, Principal, Bryan High School

For 2011, we are privileged to honor:
Lifetime Achievement: Abelardo Hernandez, Community Volunteer / Activist
Latina of the Year: Maria Vazquez, Associate VP for Student Affairs (Metropolitan Community College)
Latino of the Year: Mario Remijio, Teacher (retired) (Omaha South High School)
Arts: Magdalena Garcia, Executive Director (El Museo Latino)
Education: Susan Mayberger, Coordinator of ESL, Migrant and Refugee Education (Omaha Public Schools)
Community Service: Latino Peace Officers Association
Youth: Jorge Ayón
Business: Howard's Charro Café

2011 - 2012 Scholarship Recipients:
Jose Gonzales
Alma Gutierrez
Theresa Cansing
Aracelli Reyna
Debbie Hernandez
Isela Lopez
Thalia Moreno
Rosa Cancino
Irely Flores
Arixa Herrera
Marisela Quezada Lemus
Andres Chairez
Rafael Estrada
Francis Ocampo
David Valdovinos

Masters of Ceremony: Cristina Lamus and Jose Flores, Jr.

The annual awards banquet serves as the primary fundraiser for the Barrientos Scholarship Foundation. Please support our mission of providing financial aid to Latino students in the form of academic scholarships.

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