CSUSM Recognizes Latina of the Year in Six Categories 

 Picture of Latina Awards Ceremony at CSUSM

In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, CSUSM and the San Diego North County Latinas Association (NCLA) recognized 9 local Latinas to promote their achievements and contributions as positive role models in the community at a press conference on Cesar Chavez Plaza.  President Karen Haynes addressed the audience and commended the women on their service to the community.

NCLA recognized these women who make a difference and further the NCLA mission of empowerment via education and service.  Nominated by their peers, the following are the 2008 Latinas of the Year:

  • Cecilia Rodarte, Vista High School
    Youth Empowerment
  • Barbara Moreno, After School Programs, Oceanside
    Youth Empowerment
  • Rebecca Montez, North County Child Study Center
    Health/Science
  • Maria Chavez, Migrant Ed Programs
    Public Service
  • Carmen Amigon, Community Housing Works
    Public Service
  • Lisa Montes, Mira Costa College
    Education
  • Lydia Bustos, Veterans Association
    Volunteerism
  • Rosa E. Ruiz, Escondido Community Child Dev. Center
    Volunteerism
  • Diana Zuniga, National Latina Businesswomen Association
    Business

NCLA recognized these women who make a difference and further the NCLA mission of empowerment via education and service.