The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Inducts Six Into Alumni Hall of Fame

On October 17, 2012, the nation’s largest Hispanic college scholarship awarding organization, The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), held its annual Hall of Fame gala to raise scholarship fund to help more deserving students attend college.

The HSF Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes past 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.

Six influential Latinos were inducted to the 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 2012 HSF Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees are:

José P. Chan, MIT Sloan Fellow in Innovation and Global Leadership, SM Candidate Class of 2013, Adjunct Professor, Parsons the New School for Design 

Mónica Gil, Senior Vice President – Public Affairs and Government Relations, Nielsen Company

Dr. Yolanda García Romero, Professor of History, North Lake College 

Cyrus Amado Salazar, Equal Opportunity Manager, United States Air Force

Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros, President & Vice President – The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation. 

The MC for the gala, Carmen Wong Ulrich shared her excitement for the event, “I look forward to this event every year. I am so excited and proud to be apart of something so amazing.” As the night went on Ms. Wong Ulrich kept the crowd involved and encouraged attendees and online viewers to text pledges. By the end of the night HSF had over $100,000 in pledges of scholarship dollars. 

“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.”

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