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Maureen Acosta ('93) became the Director of Development at Milestone Growth Fund Inc., a non-profit organization that invests in minority-owned businesses.

Mirian Acosta-Sing, Ed.D. ('93) is currently working with Microsoft on a Laptop Program. Her school recently received a visit from Bill and Melanie Gates.

Victoria Aguilar ('96) was promoted in Vice President at US West in Jan. 1998.

Elena M. Alvarado ('91) her organization recently received funding totaling $1 million over the next 5 years from the Centers for Disease Control. The money will be used to provide HIV prevention education to young Latinos nationwide.

Margarita Alvarez ('97) selected to receive the Cambridge YWCA's 1998 Tribute to Women Award. Also co-authored the November 1998 MABE Newsletter on Bilingual Education.

Norma Barquet ('91) recently completed her Doctorate Degree in Education.

Joceline Berrios ('92) is currently working on the design and implementation of a district-wide academic language acquisition bilingual program.

Conchy Bretos ('89) went into business for herself. Her new company is MIA Consulting Group Inc.

Celeste Cardenas Leas ('97) went into business for herself as a national recruiter for construction professionals.

Lupe Castañeda ('93) started her own company, Castañeda Consulting Services.

M. Helen Cavazos ('95) formed a Manage ment Consultant Firm, M.H Cavazos & Associates. Was recently named Chairperson of HACU Business Council and member of the national board of AVANCE.

Cynthia Chavez ('95) selected as a member of the National Advisory Team at the John E. Fetzer Institute, Healing the Heart of Diversity.

Angelina Diaz ('96) was recently promoted to Vice-Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Barbara DesMarteau ('94) hired as the new director of the Human Develop ment Department by the Adams County Board of Country Commissioners in April, 1998.

Geneva Duarte ('95) received a grant to conduct the first leadership program for women and minorities at Seminote Community College. She also became a member of the Education Commission of the Gulf of Mexico GovernorŐs Accord.

Fern Espino ('88) was elected to the Board of Directors, Detroit Regional Chamber. Recent winner of the Distinguished Leadership Award.

Sandra Ferniza ('93) has joined the Governor's staff in Arizona.

Betzaida Ferrer ('92) was selected Outstanding Hispanic Woman in the television program 'Nuestro Orgullo' on Channel 23 in Florida in December 1998 .

Anita Galvan Gomez-Bennett ('89) retired from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 38 years of service. She received highest honors of service.

Maria Jaramillo ('88) helped enact important legislation to increase funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Patricia Loera ('96) recently elected as Board member of MANA, A National Latina Organization

Carmen Lomellin ('89) was appointed Executive Secretary, InterAmerican Commission of Women by Secretary General Caesar Gavira, on May 18, 1998.

Olga Mapula ('89) her company, Technology and Communications Gate way Inc. received the Torch Award for Business Ethics from the El Paso Better Business Bureau and was named the 16th fastest growing Hispanic Firm by Hispanic Business Magazine. Also TCG received the Regional Director's Minor ity Enterprise Development Week Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Develop ment Agency.

Nury Márquez ('98) was honored as Citizens Bank's first Not Your Typical Citizen Award. She was also presented with the 1998 Granite State Award conferred by Trustees of the University System of New Hampshire to individuals who provide exemplary service to the State of New Hampshire.

Evelia Martinez ('88) became Manager of the Adams County One Stop Career Center in Denver.

Ana Maria Monte-Flores ('92) gave presentation at EPA during Hispanic History Month in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Martha Montero-Sieburth ('92) her book, Educational Qualitative Research in Latin America: The Struggle for a New Paradigm, was published in 1998.

Pauline Nuñez-Morales ('89) co-chaired Leadership Albuquerque in 1998

Eva Pereira ('96) was invited to present her poetry in Kildare, Ireland.

Maria Puig ('96) was promoted to Travel Manager of Texas Instruments Corporation.

Valerina Quintana ('88) received a community service award from the Hispanic Professional Action Com mittee.

Amanda Rivera ('96) opened a new middle school in Chicago in August, 1998.

Rosario Roman ('91) recently passed doctoral exams in Higher Education Leadership and Administration at the University of Miami.

Sylvia Salas ('95) received a scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership to attend their Leadership Program this August through November. Nellie Mae officially became the Nellie Mae Foundation on July 1, 1998.

Patricia Salazar ('89) was appointed by the her state Governor to the Board of Trustees of the University of Northern Colorado.

SJ Sanchez ('90) has had her work published, Daily Riches: A Journal of Awareness and Gratitude.

Linda Tafolla ('90) recently spoke at a Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

Eileen Torres ('91) went into business for herself and is the President of Resource Match and Salsation Produc tions Inc. Began publishing web page dedicated to Salsa music, www.salsamundo.com.

Rosa Valenzuela ('94) was recently re-appointed, by the Governor of Texas, to serve 4 more years on the Texas Diabetes Council.

Lora Jean Villarreal ('93) started new company, The Human Resources Group, Inc. HRG is a human resources management consulting firm that is committed to providing quality human resources services to clients across varied industries.

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