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Thursday, March 19 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Positive Impact Awards Awards Gala presented by 3M

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The Positive Impact Awards were created as homage to the late Louis Pagan, co-founder of Hispanicize and well-known social media entrepreneur, who passed away suddenly in February 2013. Louis was widely known for his kindness and commitment to giving the community a voice through his vast social media networks. In the same way, the Positive Impact Awards recognize those who contribute selflessly for the betterment of their community.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Daniel King

Dr. Daniel King

Dr. Daniel King has been involved in the turnaround of the Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District since 2007. When he first arrived at PSJA ISD the school district was only graduating 65% of their students and had only 4% of students enrolled in college courses. In 2014 PSJA graduated 90% of their students and 60% of its students were enrolled in college courses.   For the last eight years Dr. King has made an impact in the Pharr... Read More →
avatar for Irene Martinez

Irene Martinez

Irene Martinez is considered a powerhouse in education and a champion of Latino students within the Denver Public School system. She has been a teacher, counselor, principal and an area superintendent. While working for the Hispanic Education Advisory Council, she was a liaison between the Hispanic Community and DPS. She also helped kick off the Congress of Hispanic Educators. All that work resulted in stronger bilingual programs district wide... Read More →
avatar for Karina Quintana

Karina Quintana

Karina Quintana is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Florida International University (FIU). Karina was selected as a freshman applicant to be an FIU Presidential Scholar and in January 2013 Karina began conducting research after being awarded the FIU National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarship. Nationally, she was recognized as the recipient of a prestigious award... Read More →
avatar for Laura Donnelly and Alicia Rascon

Laura Donnelly and Alicia Rascon

Founded by Laura Donnelly and Alicia Rascon, Latinitas was originally conceived as a class project at the University of Texas Austin over 12 years ago as a way to address the misrepresentation and lack of positive portrayals of Latinas in media and technology. To do this, Laura and Alicia founded the only digital magazine of its kind, made for and by young Latinas.   Through this initiative, Laura and Alicia have developed innovative... Read More →
avatar for Nora Sandigo

Nora Sandigo

Nora Sandigo is a community "Mother Teresa" as she serves as the legal guardian to hundreds of Latino children who have been separated from their parents due to immigration and deportation laws. Through her non-profit organization, "American Fraternity" she serves these children and families with their needs ranging from food and shelter to legal advice in the courts. While she cannot offer all the children the love and attention they need... Read More →



Thursday March 19, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Grand Ballroom

Attendees (105)