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Diamante Awards Gala Sept. 23

Leaders in the northwest Ohio Latino community will be recognized Sept. 23, 2011 during the 22nd annual Diamante Awards at Bowling Green State University. Each year, a deserving youth, adult, professional, corporation/community agency and “friend of the Latino community” are honored.


The Diamante Awards Committee is made up of representatives from Bowling Green State University, the University of Toledo, Owens Community College, and Lourdes University, along with Margarita De León and María González.


The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Lenhart Grand Ballroom.

Tickets are $75 per person and $125 per couple. Prices increase $10 at the door. Student tickets are available for $25 per person in advance or on the event date.

For more information, contact María González at [email protected] or 419-385-1150. Additional details can also be found at http://www.diamantetoledo.org/.


Scholarship Students Honored

Scholarship recognition will be presented to students attending Owens Community College, Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, and The University of Toledo – the four Northwest Ohio institutions whose partnership in the awards program benefits their Latino students.


This years scholarship recipients are:

University of Toledo

Diamante Image Latino Scholarship


Andrés Zapata – Pre Business, College of Business;     
Selena Arriaga – Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences;
Natalie Guzmán – Social Work, Health Science and Human Services.


Lourdes University Diamante
Karla V. Mendoza
Colleen A. Berry
Melissa L. Cline
- Owens Corning Diamante;
Felicia V. Thompsom - National City Bank Diamante; 
Jenna Cassity - Spanish American Organization Scholarship; 
Marie Symeou - Spanish American Organization Scholarship. 


Owens Corning Diamante Scholarship
Brittney Rodríguez – Pre Business, College of Business.


PNC Bank Diamante Scholarship
Nicole Avila – Early Childhood Education, College of Education.


BGSU Diamante Foundation Scholarship Awards

Monica González - Bowling Green State University;
Joel Guzmán - Bowling Green State University;
Alexandria Serrato - Bowling Green State University.


Owens Community College Diamante Scholarship Awards:
Grace Lomeli - Owens Corning Diamante Latino Scholarship;

Angela Lucio - Spanish American Organization Scholarship;

Owens Community College Foundation Diamante Scholarship;

Tabitha Mixon - Owens Community College Foundation Diamante Scholarship;

Jennifer Negrete - Owens Community College Foundation Diamante Scholarship;

Perla Ruiz-Santiago - Spanish American Organization Scholarship;

Denise Shisler - PNC Bank Diamante Latino Scholarship;

AnaAlicia Wolfe - Owens Community College Foundation Diamante Scholarship.



This year’s Diamante Award recipients are:

Latino Youth Leadership, Rubén Hernández;

Latino Adult Leadership, Fire Chief Luis Santiago;

Friend of the Latino Community, Dr. Ardenia Jones Terry; and

Community Agency, Adelante Inc.


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