Purpose of Award
In 1984, the Hispanic Education Conference began as a dream of several members of the Modesto Hispanic Leadership Council and the Dean of Counseling, Mr. Juan Alvarez. Today, the Hispanic Education Conference is the largest youth conference in the central valley with participants from all over Stanislaus County and surrounding areas. The purpose of the Hispanic Education Legacy Award is to recognize individuals or organizations whose body of work and passion for serving as a part of the conference team, workshop presenter or volunteer has ignited a flame in students and kept the conference a great success.
Criteria for Award
- Nominees must have a minimum of five years of service with the Hispanic Education Conference.
- Nominees may be MJC employees, alumni, or community members.
- Nominees have made an above-and-beyond commitment to the Hispanic Education Conference.
- Any member of the committee may nominate someone.
- Nominees with the most votes by the committee will be selected. In the case of a tie, a runoff vote between the top two candidates will take place.
- The winner will be presented with the Legacy Award as part of the Welcome at the Hispanic Education Conference.
2022-Hector Duarte-MJC EOP&S Asstistent Director (Workshop Presenter)
2021-Richard Soto-Founder Chicano Research Center (Workshop Presenter)
2019-Jorge Perez-Counselor Modesto High (Committee Member)
2018-Leticia Cavazos-MJC Transfer Center Counselor/Coordinator (Committee Member)
2018-Claudia Ramirez-MJC TRiO Counselor/Coordinator (Committee Member)