Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, ELP '14, has been featured on NBC Latino for her work with first generation college students. Click here to read the article.
Joanna Diaz, ELP ’13, will be part of a panel discussion at the National Council of La Raza Conference on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM. She is co-author of the first Latina self-help book, “8 Ways to Say ‘I Love My Life!’”
Debbie Quinones, ELP ’10, has led the initiative to name streets after Latinos in New York, NY and on July 26th, will have achieved the fourth street in East Harlem to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Puerto Ricans in New York. East 111th street will be co-named Young Lords Way. Other streets include Julia De Burgos Blvd at east 106th from Fifth to Frist Aves, Rafael Tufino Way from Third to Park Aves, and Yolanda Sanchez at east 120th and Lexington Ave.
Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Brune, ELP ’13, on launching the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities in Nevada. You may read her full bio here.
Ingrid Duran, ELP ‘02, and Catherine Pino, ELP ’06, are featured in Latino Magazine for their company, D&P Creative Strategies. Read the full story here.
Congratulations to Joyce Medina Harper, ALL IN '10, who will be giving birth to a future Latino/a leader on June 23rd.
Congratulations to Diana Mendoza, ALL IN '10, who has recently married her childhood friend, Matt. They were married on March 16, 2014 in Chicago, IL, less than three months after deciding to date each other. Diana never imagined herself married and tells us she couldn’t be happier.
Nory Angel, ELP '13, will be receiving the Mujer Legendaria award in Houston, TX. The awards ceremony will be taking place at Hilton of the Americas, 24th Floor, Skyline Ballroom, 1600 Lamar Street, Houton, TX on May 8, 2014 at 6 PM.
ELP '09 alumnae Sindy Benavides and Inez Gonzalez have been selected for the Inaugural IGNITE Fellowship for Women of Color in the Social Sector. They were two of thirty two fellows selected to the nine-month program to strengthen their leadership and management skills.
Congratulations to alumnae, Ingrid Duran, ELP '02, and Catherine Pino, ELP '06, on their recent release of The Out List. Directed by Award Winning Photographer, Filmmaker, and Miami Native Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, The Out List explores LGBT identity. The film is available on HBO On Demand.
Joyce Medina Harper, ALL IN '10. Recently promoted to Director of Scholarships and Associate Executive Director of the Arizona Venture Fund for Quality Education, at the Arizona Community Foundation. She was also honored in June 2013 as one of the Phoenix Business Journal's 40 Under 40 and has been selected as a new Board member for Phoenix Suns Charities. Chair for the Leadership Institute of Valley Leadership for the next two years.
Drain is the director of the Eureka Latino Marketing Research Center, a new division of EurekaFacts LLC. Laura brings more than 20 years of experience working with the Hispanic community in corporations and nonprofits.
Five NHLI alumnae have been nominated for the 2013 National Latina Business Women Association-Los Angeles (NLBWA) Latina in Business award. Lisa Bacala-Sigala (ELP ’97), Bella Castillo (ELP ’12), Gina Linn Espinoza (ELP ’08), Nely Galan (ELP ’89), and Beatriz Stotzer (ELP ’98) were all nominated for the 10th annual Latina in Business award for their business and professional skills. Recipients will receive awards on June 27, 2013 at 6 pm in the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre (5220 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601.) For a full list of nominees, click here. (http://www.nlbwa-la.org/H&N)
Jennifer Rodriguez, ELP ’13, was recently interviewed by Splash Magazine for her incredible work in the pageant world. Since 2008, Ms. Rodriguez has worked to establish the Miss California Latina brand as one of prestige. It has become the largest pageant competition for Latinas in California.