Planning begins for Diamante 25th anniversary
By La Prensa Staff
January 27, 2014: The Diamante Awards—schedule for
September, 2014—will mark its 25th anniversary as a
Latino scholarship and community service awards event—so the
planning has begun a bit early by the Diamante Committee
to make sure that celebration is fitting for such a milestone.
committee consists of:
Kelly Dilworth, Lourdes University; Cecilia
Rivera, The University of Toledo; Yolanda Flores,
Bowling Green State University; Connie Weaver,
Bowling Green State University; Alexis DeAnda
Martínez, Bowling Green State University; Debra
Green, Owens Community College; Kevin Milliken of
Herzing University – Toledo; Margarita De León,
Kaleidoscope Group of Chicago; Guisselle Mendoza; and
María González, Event Coordinator.
The first awards were given in 1990 to
Judge Joseph A.
Flores, Dr. Thomas López
of the University of Toledo, entrepreneur Hernan Vásquez,
Sandy Barrientos, Jesús Guel, and María Guel.
Additional past award recipients are listed on
the Diamante website
Co-founder Ms. De León called it “a big year for the
“The 25th anniversary is a celebration of all the
people who have received scholarships, people that have received
awards—and it really is a celebration of all the contributions
that the Latino community gives to Toledo all the time.”