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July 30, 2012 
NJ Revilla-Garcia

Students compete for scholarships during the Hispanic College Quiz show

Nine students from HACU-member institutions, accompanied by their coaches, participated in the taping of the 2012 Hispanic College Quiz (HCQ) show in Chicago on July 28, 2012. 

The purpose of the HCQ series is to encourage the appreciation of Latino heritage in an entertaining quiz show format, and by featuring Hispanic college students from across the nation as they showcase their knowledge of Hispanic history.

HCQ will air September 15-October 14, 2012 around the country during Hispanic Heritage Month. The students will be featured in the show as they compete for a chance at scholarships ranging from $1,500 - $5,000 in the final round. Be sure to tune in this fall and test your knowledge of Hispanic history. The TV show listings will be posted at as they become available

Show #1

Contestants from HACU-member institutions participated in the taping of the Hispanic College Quiz 2012 in Chicago on July 28. The show will air in the fall. (Back row) Judith Martinez, Adams State University; Michael Sandoval, Broward College; Carlos Alvarado, Los Angeles Harbor College; Isaac Valdez, University of Houston-Downtown  (Front row) Diana Salazar, Sul Ross State University; Veronica Ortiz, Columbia Basin College; Lisette Villegas, Lynn University; Ivan Ramirez, Victoria College; and Karen Marlene Herrejon, Columbia College Chicago.

  • Lynn University (Florida) - Lisette Villegas
  • Los Angeles Harbor College - Carlos Alvarado
  • Sul Ross State University (Texas) - Diana Salazar

Show #2

  • Broward College (Florida) - Michael Sandoval
  • Columbia College Chicago - Karen Marlene Herrejon
  • University of Houston-Downtown (Texas) - Isaac Valdez

Show #3

  • Columbia Basin College (Washington) - Veronica Ortiz
  • Victoria College (Texas) - Ivan Ramirez
  • Adams State University (Colorado) - Judith Martinez

Show #4   - Final Round

  • Victoria College (Texas) - Ivan Ramirez
  • Columbia College Chicago - Karen Marlene Herrejon
  • Los Angeles Harbor College (California) - Carlos Alvarado

The Hispanic College Quiz is a produced by Central City Productions (CCP) and sponsored by State Farm. This is the fifth year the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities partners with CCP on the HCQ.