Hispanic College Fund Honors 530 Scholarship Winners at the 12th HCF Scholarship...

Hispanic College Fund Honors 530 Scholarship Winners at the 12th HCF Scholarship Awards Gala

Ford Motor Company Recognized as ‘2005 Corporation of the Year’


Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 27, 2005–The 2005 Hispanic College Fund Scholarship recipients will be honored by Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Terry Powell and the Gala’s Presenting Sponsor, PricewaterhouseCoopers at the Scholarship Awards Gala on October 26th at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. “These students represent the next generation of CEOs, scientists, engineers, and technologists and their dreams of becoming leaders in their fields should not go unrealized,” said Barrueta. “The Hispanic College Fund. is reaching students that could very well become the next Carlos Gutierrez or Jim Padilla, leaders that make our nation proud,” added Barrueta.

Ford Motor Company will be recognized as the “Corporation of the Year” for its commitment to education and its outstanding support of HCF’s programs. Mr. James Padilla, President and CEO will receive the coveted award. HCF chose Ford Motor Company for its support and dedication to education and diversity.

Among the Gala’s Chancellor level sponsors are CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Lockheed Martin and MVM, Inc. This year’s Dean Sponsors are Abercrombie & Fitch, BAE Systems, the Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., General Dynamics Corporation, Nancy and Jorge Kfoury Foundation, MasterCard International, ManTech International Corporation. The Fellow Sponsors are Citistreet, LLC and Marriott International, Inc. We are grateful to our generous corporate partners who recognize the unique potential that the Hispanic community offers the nation.

Thanks to the support of Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the Hispanic College Fund, the Gala will feature thirty five of this year’s highest performing scholarship recipients. Honored at the event will be:

Lorien Day

Rutgers University – Camden


Maria Pogyo

SUNY at Purchase

Criminal Justice

Susana Hernandez

University of Texas at Austin

Civil Engineering

Solorio Noemi

Washington State University


Alicia Romero

Pepperdine University


Ernesto Escareno

Saint Edward’s University


Caleb Leon

Texas A & M University-Kingsville

Electrical Engineering

Oseas Ayardi

University of Florida

Industrial Engineering

Angelina Paniagua

California State – Chico

Human Resources

Christopher Lopez

Michigan State


Pamela Escobar

Brown University


Lourdes Garcia

Florida International University


Sebastian Cano-Besquet

Yale University


Mynor Raguay

University of Illionois – Chicago


Julio Medina

St. Mary’s University

Industrial Engineering

Reneida Leon

University of Florida


Maryin Vargas

Florida International University

International Studies

Arlyssa Jaquez

University of Oklahoma – Norman

Industrial Engineering

Jonathan Martinez

San Francisco State University


Olga Salazar

DePaul University


Hairo Pena

Austin College


Pedro Perez

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Electrical Engineering

Dyam Sanchez

Florida Gulf Coast University


Nelson Escobar

Hillsborough County Community College


The student keynote is Arlyssa Jaquez, a sophomore attending University of Oklahoma, who is majoring in Industrial Engineering and Business. Arlyssa is the first person in her family to go to college. Arlyssa will be speaking about how she overcame the challenges of growing up in an empoverished community, even in places like the prairies of Oklahoma.

The gala will include the unveiling of HCF’s new logo and website. The new logo uses the HCF initials as pillars to symbolize its supportive role of Hispanic higher education. In addition, the Hispanic College Fund will adopt the tagline, “Developing Professionals…One Degree At A Time” which speaks to the organization’s focus on getting Hispanic students prepared to join the professional ranks of America’s corporations. The new HCF website will have user-friendly and attractive navigational features to facilitate access to its scholarship application as well as host an alumni website. Thanks to a grant from MasterCard International, the Alumni website, called HCF Connections, will allow the HCF scholarship winners to network and seek employment opportunities.

The Hispanic College Fund, Inc. (HCF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Hispanic professionals. HCF has provided more than $6 million in scholarships to more than 2,800 Hispanic students in over 500 colleges and universities since its founding in 1993. For more information visit the HCF website at http://www.hispanicfund.org or call 202-296-5400.

Hispanic College Fund Honors 530 Scholarship Winners at the 12th HCF Scholarship Awards Gala