Román D. Hernández
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
2011 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON
Román D. Hernández, Shareholder, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 Scholarship Awards Luncheon in May.
Mr. Hernández has devoted a significant amount of time to civic and community involvement. Mr. Hernández is the Immediate Past President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), a bar association that represents the interests of 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law students and paralegals throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Currently, Mr. Hernández is Chairman of the Board of Directors of The HNBA Legal Education Fund, the HNBA's only charitable foundation. He is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber.
In 2010, Mr. Hernández joined the board of directors of The Oregon Community Foundation, which has assets in excess of $1 billion and is the sixth largest community foundation in the nation.
In 2009 and 2010, Latino Leaders magazine identified Mr. Hernández as one of the country's "101 Most Influential Hispanic Leaders" and featured him in its publication. Additionally, Hispanic Business magazine selected him as one of its "Hispanic Business 100 Influentials" in 2009, a distinction which identifies him as being among the country's top business leaders. In 2010, the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber awarded him with an "Outstanding Member Award" in appreciation of his continued leadership in working to advance the Hispanic community in Oregon. To read more about Mr. Hernández, please click here.
The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber is proud to announce the 2011 Scholarship award winners! A total of $127,850 will be awarded to 45 students on May 3, 2011 at the Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon at the Oregon Convention Center. All award recipients have excellent academic achievements and substantial community involvement.
2011 Scholarship Award Recipients:
|Ximena Fonseca-Morales||Portland||Business||Nike $10,000||$10,000|
|Alejandro Ortiz||Portland||Engineering||Bonneville Power Administration $2,500, United Way $2,500, HMC $1,000||$6,000|
|Daniela Sifuentes-Lopez||Fairview||Engineering||Howard S. Wright $2,000, Latino Leadership Class I,II,III,IV and V $2,250, HMC $1,750 ||$6,000|
|Robert Diaz||Gresham||Health||Legacy Health $5,000||$5,000|
|Judith Castro||Eugene||Counseling||Wieden+Kennedy $2,500, Cascade Centers, Inc EAP $1,000, Oregon Lottery $1,000||$4,500|
|Carissa Balderas||Springfield||Counseling||Pacific NW Council of Carpenters $3600, HMC $400||$4,000|
|Eva Vaquera-Contreras||Mt. Angel||Health||Regence BlueCross BlueShield $1,000, Squires & Barnett $1,000, HMC $2,000||$4,000|
|Sandra Lopez||Cornelius||Business||Portland Trail Blazers $1,500, Wells Fargo $1,250, State Farm Insurance $1,000||$3,750|
|Chabeli Arreola||Tillamook||Health||Providence Health & Services $1,250, Oregon Lottery $1,000, NW Natural Gas Co. $1,000||$3,250|
|Joaquin Peralta||Salem||Health||Providence Health & Services $1,250, HMC $2,000||$3,250|
|Matias Anaya||Beaverton||Economics||Travel Portland $2,000, State Farm Insurance $1,000||$3,000|
|Ainara Echanove||Hillsboro||Psychology||Oregon Lottery $1,000, Jim & Jennifer Mark, Aguilar & Bobadilla P.C. $1,000||$3,000|
|Karina España||Vancouver||Biology||HMC Board of Directors $1,100, HMC $1,900||$3,000|
|Allen Andrews||Portland||Public Health||Oregon Health & Science University $1,000, HMC $1,500||$2,500|
Health & Human Sciences
|Orcilia Zúñiga Forbes $1,500, Don Geddes $1,000||$2,500|
|Miriam Cortez||Keizer||Education||Orcilia Zúñiga Forbes $1,500, State Farm Insurance $1,000||$2,500|
|Luis Gonzalez||Wilsonville||Engineering||Bonneville Power Administration $2,500||$2,500|
|Sonia Lopez||Canby||Health||Legacy Health $2,500||$2,500|
|Flor Medina Torres||Aloha||Education||Rose E. Tucker Charitable Fund $2,500||$2,500|
|Monica Pleitez||Tualatin||Health||Legacy Health $2,500||$2,500|
|Abigail Reyes-Galeana||Tualatin||Health||Legacy Health $2,500||$2,500|
|Jorge Urzua||Woodburn||Business||Rose E. Tucker Charitable Fund $2,500||$2,500|
|Ryan Alcantara||Jacksonville||Music||Oregon Shakespeare Festival $1,000, Lara Media Services, LLC $1,250||$2,250|
|Oscar Arana Ochoa||Portland||Business||Wells Fargo $1,250, Enterprise Rent-A-Car $1,000||$2,250|
|Cindy Reyes||Gresham||Pre-law||Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt $1,000, Oregon Hispanic Bar Association $1,100||$2,100|
|Kelli Alcantara||Jacksonville||Social Work||HMC $2,000||$2,000|
|Julie Badaracco||Clackamas||International Studies||Columbia Sportswear $2,000||$2,000|
|Leticia Barrera||Medford||Health||Oregon Health & Science University $1,000, Regence BlueCross BlueShield $1,000||$2,000|
|Yesenia Castro Guzman||Parkdale||Health||Regence BlueCross BlueShield $1,000, State Farm Insurance $1,000||$2,000|
|Rosa Diaz||Salem||Education||AT&T Services $2,000||$2,000|
|Cecilia Escobedo||Eugene||Counseling||Oregon Lottery $1,000, RLJ Ericksen Family Charitable Fund $500, Victor and Madonna Merced $500||$2,000|
|Aleida Fernandez||Salem||Communications||Champion of the Kids Committee $1,000, KWBY La Pantera $500, Estrella TV Portland $500||$2,000|
|Claudia Garcia||Hood River||Education||Sunrise Chiropractic, Inc. $1,000, Chick Of All Trades $500, Vigil Agrimis, Inc. $500||$2,000|
|Yuri Garcia||Madras||Engineering||Kadri Foundation $1,000, NW Evaluation Association $1,000||$2,000|
|Miriam Hernandez-Zepeda||Brookings||Health||U.S. Bank $2,000||$2,000|
|Miriam Morales-Ayala||Oregon City||Public Health Education||Telefono Hispano $1,250, HMC $750||$2,000|
|Angel Reyes||Battle Ground||Engineering||Walsh Construction $1,000, Friends of Ladd's Addition Gardens $1,000||$2,000|
|Rafael Reynoso Hinojosa||Estacada||Social Work||Oregon Lottery $1,000, Portland Latino Gay Pride $1,000||$2,000|
|Paulina Rodriguez||Newberg||Pre-law||Carol T. Rolph Memorial $2,000||$2,000|
|Julia Rodriguez||Beaverton||Health||Portland Timbers $1,000, HMC $1,000||$2,000|
|Maria Sandoval-Perez||Dayton||Counseling||Regence BlueCross BlueShield $1,000, Ken & Marta Thrasher $1,000||$2,000|
|Wendy Tacuba Chavelas||Portland||Health||Regence BlueCross BlueShield $1,000, NW Plumbing Concepts $1000||$2,000|
|Maria Vargas||Mt. Angel||Education||Bank of the Cascades $1,000, R. Brendan Dummigan $1,000||$2,000|
|Nancy Vazquez||Dayton||Education||HOLA, PGE Employee Goup $2,000||$2,000|
|Anel Venegas||Independence||Business||State Farm Insurance $1,000, Enterprise Rent-A-Car $1,000||$2,000|
The Hispanic Chamber is now accepting applications for its 6th Annual Latino Leadership Development Program.
|Latino Leadership Class IV|
|Latino Leadership Class V |
Each year, a class of approximately 20 individuals, participate in a 12 month Hispanic Chamber Latino Leadership Class. The program enhances the leadership and management skills of Latino leaders to position them to continue their advancement in their employment while also promoting community leadership through volunteerism on public boards and commissions.
Qualifications and the Selection Process:
Any Latino who supports the mission of the Hispanic Chamber can apply. Past scholarship recipients of the Hispanic Chamber Scholarships are encouraged to apply. Participants must complete a formal program application and all attachments. Participants are selected on their own merits. The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (Hispanic Chamber) governs the Latino Leadership Program.
Click here to download the Latino Leadership application today!
Feel free to contact us with any further questions at 503.222.0280.
9th ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT & BUSINESS FAIR
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Free to the Public!
RSVP to: Sandra Cervantes at firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
If your organization is interested in participating in the 9th Annual Employment & Business Fair or becoming a sponsor, please contact Gale Castillo at email@example.com for more information.
|CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - WORKSHOP
"How to Plan for Your Business Insurance Needs"
Presenter: Celia Nuñez, State Farm Insurance
Location: Hispanic Chamber, Conference Room
333 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 100
Portland, OR 97204
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cost: Free to Attendees
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON
Keynote speaker: Román D. Hernández, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Attorneys at Law
Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $25.00 Members/$30.00 Non-members
$250 Table of 10
Sponsor: State Farm Insurance
Accurate Hearing & Audiology
Type of Business: Audiology
Richard Arzate Paz
Type of Business: Retired
Type of Business: Banking
Western Oregon University
Type of Business: Board Foundation