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January 2004 Blog Posts (15)

Adam Chavarrias

President Bush recently announced the appointment of Adam Chavarria as executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans at the United States Department of Education. Chavarria joined the White House Initiative in June 2001 as Associate Director.

Added by NSHP Editor on January 23, 2004 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Evelyn Lopez

Evelyn Lopez is the new chief financial officer and vice president of Florida Panthers Hockey. She joined the panthers organization in June 1994 and has since held several positions in the organization, including those of accounting manager and director of finance/controller.

Added by NSHP Editor on January 22, 2004 at 9:40pm — No Comments

2004 Youth Award Applications Available

The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards launched their seventh annual search for the top Hispanic high school seniors in 12 regions.


Applications are due Feb. 10.



Applications can be picked up at Subway restaurants or here

Added by NSHP Editor on January 20, 2004 at 2:45am — No Comments

Gilbert Lugo

The first Hispanic mayor of Walla Walla (WA), was elected by the City Council on Wednesday.

Gilbert Lugo Jr., 44, was unanimously elected by the Council to serve as mayor of Walla Walla for the next two years.

Added by NSHP Editor on January 15, 2004 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Therapists being sought for Hispanic community

Concerned that cases of mental illness in Howard County's Hispanic population frequently go untreated because of language barriers, a local advocacy group has recruited Spanish-speaking therapists to treat this under served immigrant population.



Members of Alianza de la Communidad - a group dedicated to improving lives in the Hispanic community - won a $10,000 grant from the county's Mental Health Authority to pay for treatment and transportation services, and will begin the program… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 15, 2004 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Christine E. Sanchez

Christine E. Sanchez has been appointed director of marketing and communications for Fisher Island, LLC. Sanchez will oversee the advertising, marketing and communication initiatives. A graduate of Boston University, Sanchez hold's a masters degree with a concentration in International Relations and Strategy.

Added by NSHP Editor on January 15, 2004 at 4:38am — No Comments

NALEO Educational Fund PAID Summer Internships

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund extends an invitation for you to take part in our 2004 Leadership Programs by applying to the Shell Legislative Internship Program or the Ford Motor Company Fellows Program.



Since 1989 the NALEO Educational Fund, in partnership with Shell Oil Company and Ford Motor Company, has worked to provide Latino college students with hands-on legislative policy experience, in addition to leadership… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 14, 2004 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Teachers from Mexico for the Georgia Project

January 11, GA -Whitfield County schools can teach the rest of the nation something about educating immigrant students, says one congressman.



"I've heard a lot of positive things about what you are doing here. And after seeing for myself, it is everything I was led to believe it was," said U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga.



Bishop represents Georgia's 2nd District, which includes all or part of Albany, Columbus, Dawson and Valdosta.

Bishop toured Southeast… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 13, 2004 at 2:20am — No Comments

HPRA 2004 Officers

The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) has appointed Sandra Bernardo, a senior account executive of Magnet Communications, as its 2004 president, and Laura Hernandez, account executive from Rogers & Associates, as Vice President.



Also being appointed to the executive board is Sophia Chavez, community relations developer for the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Los Angeles as Secretary. Co-Treasurers are Rosio Corza, media director for… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 13, 2004 at 2:16am — No Comments

Janet Murguia

Janet Murguia, a Kansas City native, will become the executive director and chief operating officer of the National Council of La Raza in March.

Murguia, currently the executive vice chancellor for university relations at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, will be the first woman executive director of the Hispanic advocacy organization, which has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Added by NSHP Editor on January 9, 2004 at 2:11am — No Comments

Juan Del Busto

Juan Del Busto, assistant vice president at the Miami branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, has been promoted to vice president. Del Busto joined the branch in 1973 as a computer operator and was promoted to administrator in 1983, to assistant vice president in 1986 and to assistant branch manager in 1989. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which also includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and some sections of Louisiana.

Added by NSHP Editor on January 8, 2004 at 10:02pm — No Comments

The Political Leadership Program

Application Information for U.S. Participants -In response to requests from political leaders throughout Latin America to address the challenges facing political parties, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) created the Political Leadership Program. This initiative is designed to help young and emerging political leaders develop the skills to lead more modern and responsive political parties in the next century and addresses the issue of party renewal.… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 7, 2004 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Bush proposes change to immigration laws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hoping to attract more Hispanic support for his re-election bid, President Bush on Wednesday will resurrect a plan to help millions of immigrants work legally in the United States, officials said.





Officials familiar with the president's plan said he would outline proposals based on some principles rather than specific legislation. Bush will meet next week with Mexican President Vicente Fox, who has long pressed for U.S. concessions.… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 7, 2004 at 2:11am — No Comments

2004 Hispanic Chamber Board Members

The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced its board of directors for 2004 as follows:



President, David S. Vargas of the Vargas Group; executive vice president, Jerome Van Hook of Hispanic Yellow Pages; secretary, Darlene Welch of Goldstein Buckley Cechman Rice & Purtz; treasurer, Jeremy Dearinger of Avizen Lending Solutions.



Lucy Quiñones of Century 21 Birchwood International Inc. is the immediate past president.



Vice presidents:… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 6, 2004 at 2:10am — No Comments

Hispanic Day Laborers Sue Freehold

FREEHOLD, N.J., Dec. 30 — A group of Latin American day laborers filed suit in Federal District Court on Tuesday, contending that this borough is restraining their First Amendment rights by preventing them from congregating at a vacant lot to solicit work.





Freehold Borough, in Monmouth County, has maintained an open-air job market away from the main business district for nearly four years, but plans to close it on Jan. 1 because, officials say, it has changed from a… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 3, 2004 at 6:23am — No Comments

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