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July 5, 2012

Lupe Flores

USDA Selects 2012 Class of E. Kika De La Garza Fellows

The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated twenty-two fellows of the 2012 class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program who serve in HACU-member institutions. Their selection was based on the compatibility of their interests with USDA mission areas, as well as the value their experiences will add to their institutions' educational capacities. The award winners attended a presentation at HACU's Washington D.C. office in an exchange of goals and targets for programs at Hispanic serving institutions.

Education Fellows at HACU-member institutions:

David William Baggett, Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA

J.E. Becerra, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, Pomona, CA

John Crockett, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Consuelo Gonzalez, Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA

Ismael Diaz Herrera, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA

Louie F. Rodriguez, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

Jorge Talamantes, California State University, Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA

Oscar Villarreal, West Hills College Lemoore, Coalinga, CA

Karen Wallace, California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA

Richard T. Patton, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

Maria E. Luna-Duarte, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Jose Flores, Eastfield College, Dallas, TX

Jonathan J. Macias, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Gloria A. White, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX

Science Fellows at HACU-member institutions:

Monica Palomo, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, Pomona, CA

Pablo R. Sacasa, Miami Dade College, North Campus, Miami, FL

Bert Rivera-Marchand, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon Campus, Bayamon, PR

David Sotomayor, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR

Ivan Castro-Arellano, Texas State University – San Marcos, San Marcos, TX

Kirsten W. Corda, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Executive Fellows at HACU-member institutions:

Alfred B. Konuwa, Woodland Community College, Woodland, CA

Martin Valadez, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA