Denny’s Awards Scholarships to 85 Latino Students

Denny’s Awards Scholarships to 85 Latino Students



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Spartanburg, SC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS
WIRE)–October 26, 2005–Through its partnership with the Hispanic College
Fund, Inc. (HCF), Denny’s is proud to present 85 college students with a scholarship
of up to $1,000 each.

Thirty
five of the 2005 HCF scholars, including four of Denny’s winners, will be
honored this evening at HCF’s 12th Annual Scholarship
Awards Gala in Washington
DC at JW Marriott, Pennsylvania Avenue.
The event–of which Denny’s is a sponsor–will also play host to many international
ambassadors.

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


A US
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


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

Denny’s
partnership with HCF has helped nearly 328 Hispanic students realize their
educational goals by providing more than $300,000 in scholarships over the
past four years.

“We
are proud to congratulate this year’s Denny’s Scholars,” says Ray Hood,
Denny’s chief diversity officer. “Denny’s has been providing educational
scholarship opportunities to Hispanic students since 1996. By partnering with
the Hispanic College Fund, we are assured that our scholarship contributions
will continue to allow members of this fast-growing population to prosper
and reach their goals.”

For
2005, Hispanic Business magazine ranked Denny’s 11th in its survey of the
“Top 40 Companies for Hispanics” and HispanicBusiness.com ranked
Denny’s 7th on its list of “Top 10 Companies for Workforce Diversity.”

The
Hispanic College Fund, Inc. (HCF) is a private non-profit organization dedicated
to developing the next generation of Hispanic professionals in America.
HCF accomplishes its mission by raising funds from individuals, corporations
and other entities to award scholarships to students seeking a higher education
in academic disciplines leading to careers in business, science, engineering
and technology. HCF has provided over $6 million in scholarships to more than
2,800 Hispanic students since its founding in 1993. For more information visit
the HCF website at http://www.hispanicfund.org.

Denny’s
is America’s largest full-service family restaurant chain, consisting of 546
company-owned units and 1,036 franchised and licensed units, with operations
in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Guam, Mexico, New Zealand and Puerto
Rico. The company’s stock is traded under the ticker “DENN,” and
additional information is available on Denny’s website at http://www.dennys.com.

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

2005
Denny’s Scholars

Name                     
Hometown              University

Mynor
Alvarado            Austin, TX           
Saint Edward’s

                        
                       University

Ivan
Alvarez              Denton, TX           
University of
North

                
                               Texas

Elizabeth
Ambriz          Salinas,
CA           University of

                
                               California-Berkeley

Meggie
Andramunio         Orlando, FL           University of Central

                         
                      Florida

Kessler
Ardon             Far Rockaway, NY      New York University

Karina
Arredondo-Martinez San Diego, CA         University
of

                
                               California-Los

                            
                   Angeles

Sofia Bahena             
San Antonio, TX       Trinity University

Abrams
Beccera            Edinburg,
TX          University
of Texas-

                
                               Pan American, The

Adrian
Burgos             Downey, CA           
University of

                
                               California-Irvine

Cynthia
Calvillo          Dallas, TX            Southern
Methodist

                
                               University

Carolina Casillas         Hidalgo, TX           Texas
A & M

                
                               University-Kingsville

Adalys
Castellanos        Plano, TX             Southern
Methodist

                
                               University

Elaine
Cerezo             State College,
PA     Pennsylvania State

                
                               University-Main

                
                               Campus

Lizeth
Chiprez            Sunnyside, WA         Stanford University

Cindy
Coronado            Wesley Chapel, FL     Southeastern College

                
                               Assemblies of God

Suleima
Cortez            Portland, OR         
University of
Oregon

Gibran
Escalera           Pasco, WA            
University of

               
                                Washington-Seattle

                
                               Campus

Erica
Flores              Poteet, TX           
University of
Texas at

                
                               Austin, The

Cindy
Galan-Patino        Riverside,
CA         California
State

                
                               University-Chico

Manuel
Garcia             Houston, TX          
University of
Houston-

                
                               System Administration

Luis
Garza                Raymondville, TX     
University of Texas at

                                        
       San Antonio,
The

Araceli
Guerrero          Fort Worth, TX       
University of
Texas at

                
                               Arlington, The

Heather
Hall-Dudney       Estancia, NM          University
of New

                           
                    Mexico-Main Campus

Ruby
Horta                Atwater, CA          
University of

                
                               California-Los

                
                               Angeles

Gilberto
Huerta           Springfield, MO      
Drury University

Chantal
Johnson           Sarasota, FL         
University of
South

                                                
Florida

Lucia
Kaminsky            Sunny Isles
Beach, FL University of Memphis

Adriana
Kiefer            Joshua Tree, CA       California State

                
                               University-San Marcos

Carolyn
Kloepping         Hackensack,
NJ        Rutgers
University-

                
                               Newark

Alvaro
Lara-Gomez         Woodburn, OR       
  Western Oregon

                
                               University

John
Leem                 Huntington
Beach, CA  California
State

                
                               University-Long Beach

Monica
Livingston         Vacaville, CA   
     University
of Phoenix

Amaila
Lopez              Dallas, TX           
Texas A
& M

                
                               University-Commerce

Francisco
Lopez           Primera, TX          
University of Texas
at

                           
                     Austin, The

Frank
Lopez               Makawao, HI          
University of Hawaii

                
                               System Office

Alicia
Marquez            Brentwood, CA        
California State

                
                               University-Sacramento

Jazmyn
Marquez            Long Beach, CA       
California State

                
                               University-Dominguez

                                           
    Hills

Jacqueline
Martinez       Chicago, IL          
Depaul
University

Oscar
Martinez            San Antonio, TX      
St Marys University

J.
Jesus Martinez-Cruz    Grand Rapids, MI     
Aquinas College

Luz
Medina                Bakersfield, CA      
California State

                
                               University-

                
                               Bakersfield

Joshua
Mercer             Orem,
ID              Brigham Young

                
                               University

Christina
Mondragon       Corpus Christi, TX   
University of Texas at

                                               
San Antonio,
The

Jessica Moran             Los
Banos, CA        
University of

                
                               California-Berkeley

Armando
Nol               Santa Maria,
CA       University
of Santa

                                      
         Barbara

Lissette
Nunez            Perth Amboy, NJ      
Montclair State

                
                               University

Priscilla
Nunez           Brooklyn, NY         
Barnard College

Teresa
Obrero             Rocky River,
OH       Cleveland
State

                
                               University

John
Ochoa                Lynwood, CA          
University of Southern

                
                               California

Edgar
Olivas              Firebaugh, CA        
University of

                
                               California-Los

                
                               Angeles

Jose
Olvera-Perez         Des Moines,
IA        Drake
University

Juan
Orozco               Fort Collins, CO      Colorado State

                
                               University

Angelina
Paniagua         Chico,
CA             California State

                
                               University-Chico

Dana
Pelton               Port St.
Lucie, IA
    Huntington
Junior

                
                               College

Jessica Perez            
Goldendale, WA       
University of
San

                
                               Francisco

Maria
Pina                McAllen,
TX           University
of Texas-

                                     
           Pan American, The

Mynor
Raguay              Chicago, IL           University of Illinois

                
                               at Chicago

Jorge
Ramirez             Avondale, AZ          Estrella Mountain

                
                               Community College

Sendy
Ramos               Live Oak, CA          California State

                
                               University-Chico

Guillermo
Raya            Lewiston, ID         
Lewis-Clark
State

                
                               College

Charity
Reynolds          Tucson, AZ           
University of
Arizona

Pamela
Rivera             Atltamonte Springs, FL
Florida State

                                                
University

Kristle
Robles            Van Nuys, CA         
Brown University

Guadalupe
Rodriguez       San Elizario, TX      El Paso Community

                         
                       College

Pilar
Rodriguez           Pembroke Pines, FL   
Florida International

                
                               University

Ruth
Rodriguez            Cleveland, OH        
Ursuline
College

Joseph
Rutherford         Isla Vista,
CA        University of

                
                               California-Santa

                
                               Barbara

Cristina
Salas            Fort Worth, TX       
University of
Texas at

                
                               Austin, The

Kenneth
Salas             Berkeley, CA         
University of

                
                               California-Berkeley

Jason
Salazar             Pueblo West, CO       Pueblo
Community

                
                               College

Carolina Sanchez          Rohnert Park, CA     
University of

                
                               California-Santa

                
                               Barbara

Heather
Santos            Tallahassee, FL 
     Florida
State

                                                
University

Carmen
Sepulveda          Denver, CO            University of Colorado

                                         
      at Denver

Blanca-Evelia
Silva       Santa Maria,
CA       University of Southern

                
                               California

Brenda
Suarez             Long Beach, CA       
California State

                                        
       University-Long Beach

Berlina
Tena Mora         North Port, FL        Florida Gulf
Coast

                                  
             University

Alicia
Tito               Gaithersburg, MD     
Montgomery College

Vanessa
Torres            Stockdale, TX        
University of
Texas at

                
                               Austin, The

Maria
Valadez             Porterville, CA      
University of

                
                               California-Los

                
                               Angeles

Maryin Vargas             Miami, FL            
Florida International

                              
                 University

Joey
Villanueva           Clinton, OK    
      University of Oklahoma

                                                
Norman Campus

Andrew
Wisehart           Fort Collins, CO      Colorado State

                           
                    University

Karla
Wong                Calexico, CA 
        California State

                
                               Polytechnic

                
                               University-Pomona

Omar
Zavalza              San Ysidro, CA       
University of

                
                               California-San Diego

Nicole
Zoeller            Portland,
OR          Pepperdine
University

Denny’s Awards Scholarships to 85 Latino Students