President Obama Names Two Latinos among 19 Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Awards, General

President Obama Names Two Latinos among 19 Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

GritoBlast! — President Barack Obama named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House on November 24th. Among this...

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GM’s Grace Lieblein second woman engineer to receive Hispanic STEM’s organization highest accolade

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Awards, General

GM’s Grace Lieblein second woman engineer to receive Hispanic STEM’s organization highest accolade

GritoBlast – Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS), the gateway for Hispanics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), recognized Grace Lieblein, GM vice president Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, as the 2014 Engineer of the Year during the 26th Annual HENAAC Conference, “The Quest for Competitive Greatness”. GMiS recognizes the achievements and contributions of America’s top engineers and scientists in the Hispanic community during the HENAAC Conference each...

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HACU honors those making significant contributions to Hispanic higher education

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Awards, Education, General

HACU honors those making significant contributions to Hispanic higher education

GritoBlast! — The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents approximately 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain. HACU will present its President’s Awards of Excellence during the organization’s 28th Annual Conference, “Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Investing in America’s Future,” Oct. 4-6, 2014, at the Sheraton...

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Hispanic Heritage Awards to be broadcast on PBS as one-hour special

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Awards, General

Hispanic Heritage Awards to be broadcast on PBS as one-hour special

GritoBlast! — The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced that Oscar Nominee Edward James Olmos and Award-Winning Actress Judy Reyes would be host of the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Awards on September 18 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, which will be broadcast on PBS as a one-hour special nationally on September 29 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings). HHF also announced performances by Multi-Grammy Award-Winning Singer Pepe Aguilar, who is also receiving the...

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