Oct 8, 2010

EPCC Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2010: Honoring the late Ruben Salazar

The 9th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration Oct. 6-8, presented by the El Paso Community College Diversity Programs/Hispanic Heritage Committee. Theme: A Century of History, A Millennium of Promise."

Recipients of the 2010 Hispanic Heritage Awards:

- Special Recognition Award to Daniel Villanueva, co-founder of Univision network, and a former professional football player.
- Pedro Villagrana, former veteran TV reporter with KINT-TV in El Paso, Texas; past recipient of the Ruben Salazar Award.
- Joe Olvera, author, columnist and former KDBC-TV, El Paso Times and El Paso Herald-Post reporter in El Paso, Texas; past recipient of the Ruben Salazar Award.
- Diana Washington Valdez,author,  El Paso Times reporter, EPCC instructor; past recipient of the Ruben Salazar Award.

Past recipients include Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyaishma; Dr. Manuel de la Rosa, founding dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine; and business entrepreneur Richard Castro, McDonald's franchise owner/operator.