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Committee accepting nominations through August 8

The Nomination Committee for the annual Diamante Awards is accepting nominations for this year’s 25th anniversary event through August 8th, 2014.
 
The Diamante Awards, hosted this year by The University of Toledo, will be held Friday, September 26 at Premier Banquet Hall during Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated September 15 through October 15. Juana Bordas, winner of the 2014 International Latino Book Awards for her book “The Power of Latino Leadership” will be the keynote speaker.


The awards recognize individuals/organizations for achievements and service to Latinos, as recognized by a committee comprised mainly by members of the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Owens Community College, and Herzing University - Toledo. The event also serves to raise scholarship funds for Latino youth seeking degrees.
  
Nominations are open now through August 8 in the following categories:

  • Latino/Latina Youth Leadership: Recognizes a young person (individual) of Latino descent, between the ages of 16-21, that has made an impact within Northwest Ohio.
  • Latino/Latina Adult Leadership: Recognizes an adult of Latino descent, over age 21 that has demonstrated significant leadership in any area in Northwest Ohio.
  • Latino/Latina Adult Professional: Recognizes the contributions from professionals of Latino descent making a significant impact in their workplace or profession.
  • Corporation/Community Agency: Recognizes an entity for supporting and making an impact within the Northwest Ohio community.
  • Friend of the Latino Community: Recognizes the contribution of an individual, of non-Latino descent, that is making an impact on the Latino community in Northwest Ohio.

Nominations can be completed online at diamantetoledo.org/nominationform.pdf.  They can also be downloaded and submitted manually. For more information, contact Alexis DeAnda Martínez at adeanda@bgsu.edu or 419.372.2678.

 
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