Prince George's Community College Students Among 2014 Hispanic Achievement Scholarship Recipients

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Awards given to Latino students attending 11 colleges and universities in the state of Maryland. Funds will be used to help each student reach their academic goals and achieve a higher level of education.

The committee did an extraordinary job selecting an outstanding group of scholars who will benefit from this scholarship.

It was announced this week that 35 Latino students attending 11 colleges and universities in Maryland will receive academic scholarships. Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive, and the MCEHG Steering Committee, announced the initial list of the 2014 scholars who will be awarded at the Annual Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala, scheduled to take place at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 7-11 p.m.

“We received 149 applications from eight different counties throughout the State. The scholarship committee did an extraordinary job selecting an outstanding group of scholars who will benefit from this scholarship and will certainly give back to our community,” said Claudia Canales, 2014 Event Chair.

Each student will receive a one-time $2,000.00 scholarship. The list of those awarded includes:

1.     JORGE STEVEN ACUÑA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
2.     JOSE ANGEL ALARCON – PRINCE GEORGE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
3.     RUBEN ALBARRAN – STEVENSON UNIVERSITY
4.     JOSE GERMAN AZALTE – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
5.     JOVAN AQUINO – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
6.     MARLY IRENE AREVALO – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
7.     JENIS ELIZABETH ARGUETA-AMAYA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
8.     BELEN BALANGERO – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
9.     ELIU BARAHONA – PRINCE GEORGE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
10. STEVE NEIL BOBADILLA – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
11. BEVERLY MICHELL CACERES – ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
12. LISA CHAVEZ – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
13. ANDREA ESPARZA – TOWSON UNIVERSITY AT THE UNIVERSITIES AT SHADY GROVE
14. KEVIN ALONZO FIGUEROA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
15. LEVI OMAR GARCIA-ORELLANA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
16. IVAN GOMEZ – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
17. ANA BEATRIZ IBAÑEZ BONILLA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
18. NICOLE PRISCILLA LARIOS – TOWSON UNIVERSITY
19. CINDY PAOLA MONGE HERRA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
20. NATALI ALEXANDRA MUÑOZ – TOWSON UNIVERSITY
21. LUISA RAQUEL REYES – MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
22. NANCY MARIACELESTE REYES – LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND
23. ANA SAAVEDRA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
24. NOEMI ANA SMITH – PRINCE GEORGE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
25. GISLENE NICOLE TASAYCO – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
26. ROSALYNN TRUJILLO – SALISBURY UNIVERSITY
27. KAREN VANEGAS – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
28. ABISAI VEGA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
29. GIANFRANCO FABRISIO VEGA – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
30. SOFIA MILAGROS VEGA ORMERO – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
31. DENISE VENERO – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
32. ANTHONY BRANDON VENTURA – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
33. ROBERTO VILLEDA SANDOVAL – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
34. PAOLA IVANNA VILLEGAS – MCDANIEL COLLEGE
35. MELISSA ZAMORA – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

The Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala will serve to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in Montgomery County and the entire State of Maryland. The Gala brings together volunteer stakeholders and organizations that are committed to assisting Hispanic youth in achieving a high level of education.

For more information, please visit: http://www.montgomeryhispanicgala.org or e-mail lorna(at)NHCGmedia(dot)com.

The Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala is a 100% volunteer-run and 501c(3) organization.

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