PGCC Students Among Awardees at Maryland's Largest Hispanic Gala

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Article by: Jennifer L. Colter

Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala announces that 77 Awarded Scholars will take the stage at The Fillmore Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala (MCEHG) announces that seventy-seven outstanding students were scholarship recipients during the 2015 Annual Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala, held at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7pm-11pm.
 
Nine hundred attendees celebrated these bright, young scholars and their matched sponsors.

1.      Juliana Ahumada Serje – Stevenson University –MEGAMART SUPERMARKETS
2.      Edio Alarcón – Montgomery College – MEGAMART SUPERMARKETS
3.      Leilani Alvarenga – Howard Community College –MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
4.      Monica Amponsah – Towson University- CAPITAL ONE BANK
5.      Fernando Argaez – Montgomery College- CAPITAL ONE BANK
6.      Maria Arriaza Polanco – Morgan State University – CAPITAL ONE BANK
7.      Grace Baisden – University of Maryland College Park – CAPITAL ONE BANK
8.      Jeremiah Bennett -  Montgomery College – CAPITAL ONE BANK
9.      Jaqueline Bonilla – Prince Georges Community College – PNC BANK 
10.  Xia-Ling Bovell – Montgomery College – PNC BANK 
11.  Diego Camargo – Frederick Community College- PNC BANK 
12.  Martin Campos – University of Maryland College Park – PNC BANK 
13.  Amber Candia Noguera – Montgomery College – PNC BANK 
14.  Dainaly Caraballo – Harford Community College – GEICO
15.  Gabriel Cárdenas – Lancaster Bible College, Greenbelt Campus -  GEICO
16.  Diana Cayetano-Salinas – Notre Dame of Maryland University - GEICO
17.  Rosy Chacon – University of Maryland College Park – CHAWLA & CHAWLA PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
18.  Magdalena Chandlee – Mount Saint Mary’s University - CHAWLA & CHAWLA PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
19.  Ana María Chitiva – Montgomery College – COLOSSAL CONTRACTORS
20.  Marco Cifuentes-Urtubey – Montgomery College - COLOSSAL CONTRACTORS
21.   David Cuevas – Montgomery College – EAGLEBANK
22.  Cindy Díaz – Montgomery College – EAGLEBANK
23.  Brenda DíazdelValle – Notre Dame of Maryland University – Mr. ISIAH LEGGETT & MRS. CATHERINE LEGGETT
24.  Jean-Yannick Diouf – University of Maryland College Park – Mr. ISIAH LEGGETT & MRS. CATHERINE LEGGETT
25.  Gerardo Espinosa – University of Maryland College Park – EL COMALITO PUPUSERIA
26.  Gabriella Figueroa – University of Maryland College Park –EL COMALITO PUPUSERIA
27.  Jarlene Flores – University of Maryland College Park – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
28.  Monica Funes – Montgomery College – MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
29.  Anagelica González – Towson University – MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
30.  Antony González – Montgomery College – MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
31.  Naomi González – Montgomery College – MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECREATION
32.  Veronica González – Montgomery College - MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECREATION
33.  Chantal Gutiérrez – Towson University -VERIZON
34.  Aixa Hernández – Montgomery College - VERIZON
35.  Iliana Hernández – University of Maryland College Park – COUNCILMEMBER HANS RIEMER & MRS. ANGELA RIEMER
36.  Richard Janampa – University of Maryland Baltimore County- ALTA
37.  Yulissa Jaramillo Anaya – Howard Community College – BARWOOD TRANSPORTATION
38.  Kaylee Jimenez-Pérez – Montgomery College- BIOHEALTH INNOVATION, INC.
39.  Francisco Jovel – University of Maryland College Park – CLARKSBURG PREMIUM OUTLETS
40.  Melissa La Noire – Montgomery College – CUBANOS RESTAURANT & KEY INGREDIENTS CATERING
41.  Jamon Ligon - University of Maryland Eastern Shore – GIANT
42.  Isabella Louis – Goucher College – GUARDIAN REALTY MANAGEMENT, INC.
43.  Juan Maraboli – Montgomery College – JP MORGAN
44.  Melissa Márquez – University of Maryland College Park – LEE DEVELOPMENT GROUP
45.  Edward Miller – University of Maryland Baltimore County- MILLER & LONG CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
46.  Miguel Mora – Montgomery College – MONTGOMERY COUNTY EMPLOYEES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
47.  Betzaida Nolasco – University of Maryland College Park – MONTGOMERY COUNTY FINANCE & MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET
48.  Paola Oliveras-Rosario – Montgomery College – MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION & REHABILITATION
49.  Alexis Ojeda-Brown – University of Maryland College Park – MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENTN OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
50.  Raquel Ordoñez – Montgomery College – MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
51.  Monica Orellana Barrientos – University of Maryland College Park – MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LIQUOR CONTROL
52.  Karen Ortez – Prince Georges Community College –MONTGOMERY COUNTY PERMITTING SERVICES
53.  Laura Ortíz – Montgomery College – MEGAMART SUPERMARKETS
54.  María Monica Ortíz – Montgomery College – MEGAMART SUPERMARKETS
55.  Katherine Pérez Sandoval – University of Maryland College Park – MONTGOMERY COUNTY PROCUREMENT
56.  Tatiana Pérez-Mojica – Montgomery College – MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
57.  Christopher Pineda – University of Baltimore – MONTGOMERY COUNTY REGIONAL SERVICE CENTERS
58.  Sandra Puetate – Montgomery College – MUNICIPAL & COUNTY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ORGANIZATION / UFCW LOCAL 1994
59.  Flor de María Quiñones – Montgomery College – NATIONAL HISPANIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
60.  Elliot Quinteros Valdés – Frostburg State University - PEPCO
61.  Diana Ramirez – Notre Dame of Maryland University – PERCONTEE INCORPORATED
62.  Brandon Renderos – Goucher College – MR. REEMBERTO RODRIGUEZ & DR. GERALDINA DOMINGUEZ
63.  Alis Rivera – Washington Adventist University – SHINBERG.LEVINAS
64.  Sonia Rodríguez – Montgomery College – MEGAMART SUPERMARKETS
65.  Nicole Rojas – University of Maryland College Park – MR. STEVE SILVERMAN
66.  Katherine Romero – University of Maryland College Park – STATLAND & KATZ
67.  Luis Rosales – Montgomery College – MEGAMART SUPERMARKET
68.  Britney Sagastizado – University of Maryland College Park – MICHAEL L. SUBIN SCHOLARSHIP
69.  Victor Sarmiento – Montgomery College – WASHINGTON SUBURBAN SANITARY COMMMISSION
70.  Manuel Sibrian – University of Maryland College Park – COUNCILMEMBER DENI TAVERAS
71.  Victor Silva – University of Maryland College Park- THE FILLMORE/LIVE NATION
72.  Bethany Smith – Montgomery College – THE UNIVERSITIES AT SHADY
73.  Desire Tadesse – University of Maryland College Park – TOWER COMPANIES
74.  Vanessa Taffo – University of Maryland College Park – VAN SCOYOC ASSOCIATES
75.  Kenneth Valle – University of Maryland College Park – WELLS FARGO ADVISORS, LLC
76.  Daniela Velásquez – Towson University – WHITE FLINT DEVELOPMENT/LERNER
77.  Natasha Velásquez – Towson University – FUND FOR MONTGOMERY


Selected awardees attend these eighteen (18) colleges and universities throughout the State of Maryland: Frederick Community College, Frostburg State University, Goucher College, Harford Community College, Howard Community College, Lancaster Bible College Greenbelt Campus, Montgomery College, Morgan State University, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Prince Georges Community College, Stevenson University, Towson University, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Washington Adventist University.
 
The MCEHG serves to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in Montgomery County and the State of Maryland.  The Gala brings together volunteer stakeholders and organizations that are committed to assist youth from our diverse communities in financial need to achieve a high level of education.
 
For more information or to sponsor future events, visit: www.montgomeryhispanicgala.org 

*Information courtesy of Lorna Virgili, National Hispanic Communications Group

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