Denny’s Awards Scholarships to 27 Latino Students

Denny’s Awards Scholarships to 27 Latino Students



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Spartanburg,
S.C–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–October 31, 2007–Denny’s announced
today that through its partnership with the Hispanic College Fund, Inc. (HCF),
it has awarded 27 scholarships of up to $5,000 to Latino students from across
the country.

The 2007 HCF
Denny’s Scholars, including Rachel Amaro and Jaime
Hernandez, were honored at HCF’s 14th Annual Scholarship
Awards Gala: Portraits of Success held in Washington,
D.C. Sponsored in part by Denny’s, the gala
recognizes the achievements of Hispanic scholars at colleges and universities
throughout the United States.

The HCF scholarship
program provides a merit and financial need-based scholarship to Hispanic
students. To be eligible students must be:

— A U.S. citizen of
Hispanic/Latino heritage;

— Pursuing
a bachelor’s degree in a major related to business, engineering, technology,
entrepreneurship or that leads to a career in business;

— In good academic
standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA; and

— Enrolled
as a full-time undergraduate student for a full academic year.

Denny’s partnership
with HCF has helped more than 370 Hispanic students realize their educational
goals by providing over $515,000 in scholarships over the past five years.

“Denny’s
is proud to help young Latinos working towards a higher education and we congratulate
this year’s scholarship winners,” said Louis Laguardia, senior vice president of human resources and diversity.
“Education can be the key to unlocking exciting opportunities. For more
than 10 years, Denny’s has been supporting young Latinos in their quest for
a college degree.”

Hispanic Business
magazine recently ranked Laguardia among its 2007
list of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics.” In 2006 Denny’s was
included in the magazine’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” and
the company ranked 11th on a survey of the “Top 40 Companies for Hispanics”
in 2005.

The Hispanic
College Fund (HCF) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to developing
the next generation of Hispanic professionals in America. The HCF
mission is to provide Hispanic students with the vision, resources, and mentorship
needed to attain successful careers and become community leaders. Since its
founding in 1993, HCF has supported the education of over 4,000 financially
disadvantaged Hispanic students seeking careers in business, science, engineering
and technology with over $9 million in grants. Through programs like the HCF
Scholarship Program, Hispanic Youth Symposium, Latinos on the Fast Track (LOFT),
HCF Connections and the HYP Leadership & Development Program, HCF is enriching
lives and building bridges for our future Hispanic leaders. For more information
visit the HCF web site at http://www.hispanicfund.org.

Denny’s (NASDAQ:
DENN) is America’s
largest full-service family restaurant chain. For more than 50 years, Denny’s
has been committed to providing guests with quality food, abundant value and
a great dining atmosphere. From its “always open” service to its
famous Grand Slam(R) breakfasts, Denny’s provides a variety of flavorful food
and beverage choices for guests of all ages. For further information on Denny’s,
please visit our web site at http://www.dennys.com.

(Attached: Full
List of Scholarships Winners, Their Home Towns
and Their Universities)

2007 Denny’s
Scholars

Name               Hometown    
State          University

Luis
Aceves        Hawthorne    CA             Loyola Marymount
University

Rachel
Amaro       Seagoville   TX             Texas A & M
University,
                                               Corpus
Christi

Vanessa
Arevalo    Houston      TX             University of Texas,
                                               Austin

Patricia Azuaje    Miami        FL             Florida International
University

Barry
Barrios      Los
Angeles  CA             Massachusetts Institute
                                               of Technology

Jessica
Bormey     Miami        FL             University of Miami

Elizabel Cantu     Houston      TX             University of Phoenix

Priscilla
Cavazos  Richmond     TX             University
of Notre Dame

Leilani Chirino     Miami       FL             Florida International
                                               University

Rocio Cisneros      Greer       SC   
         University
of South Carolina
                                               at Spartanburg

Rachel Escobar      La Porte    TX             Santa
Monica College

Alejandro
Fernandez Fort Worth  TX             Texas Weslyan University

Natalia
Gutierrez   Mauldin     SC             Greenville
                                               Technical College

Jaime
Hernandez     Fort
Worth  TX             Austin
College

Andrew
Hua          Torrance    CA             California State
University,
                                               Long Beach

Amadeus
Junqueria
Degarcia            Miami Beach FL             Emerson College

Yiserlyn Marte      Bronx        NY            SUNY
College at Oswego

Krista
Martinez     Magnolia     TX           
North Harris Montgomery
                                               Community
College

Julissa Mendez      Boca Raton   FL            Florida State
University

Monica
Meza         Phoenix      AZ            Northern Arizona
University

Horacio Necoechea   Phoenix      AZ            Grand Canyon University

Christina
Nunez     Arlinton     TX     
      Tarrant County
College

Luis Quinonez       San
Ysidro   CA     
      University of California,
                                               Los
Angeles

Nathalie
Quintero   Delano       CA            University of California,
                                               Berkeley

Alfredo
Ramos       Homestead    FL            University
of West Florida

Macarena
Rufin      Miami        FL            University of Miami

Peter
Somoza        Phoenix      AZ            University of Arizona

Denny’s Awards Scholarships to 27 Latino Students