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July 2, 2013

Lupe Flores


¡Lánzate! Travel Award committee meets to select award recipients

A review committee consisting of national education advocates and community leaders met at HACU headquarters in San Antonio, Texas to select the award recipients of the 9th Annual “Giving Flight to Your Success™/Dándole Alas a Tu Éxito™" ¡Lánzate! Travel Awards. Selectees will be awarded one to four Southwest Airlines roundtrip tickets for the student and/or family member to use when traveling to/from the college/university. The complimentary airline ticket(s) can be used for travel to any of Southwest Airlines’ destinations within the continental United States.

Southwest Airlines awards roundtrip airline tickets through this national education initiative to undergraduate and graduate students across the country traveling away from home to pursue a higher education. Selected students will receive a letter and details of the travel award from Southwest Airlines by August 2013.


Top row from left to right: Juan Salgado, Instituto del Progreso Latino; Jeanette Morales, associate director of K-12 Initiatives, HACU; Inez Gonzalez, executive vice president, National Hispanic Media Coalition; Jim Chavez, executive director, Latin American Educational Foundation; Catherine Batsche, Ph.D., associate dean, College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, Dean's Office, University of South Florida; Etiony Aldarondo, Ph.D., associate dean for research, University of Miami; Patricia Witherspoon, Ph.D., dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas El Paso; Richard Jimenez, Ph.D., core faculty/professor MPH and PhD in Public Health Programs, College of Health Sciences, Walden University; Alfredo B. Calderon Santini, executive director, Aspira, Inc. of Pennsylvania; and Sandra Espinoza Holt, director of development, HACU.

Bottom row from left to right: Lorena Blanco-Silva, administrative officer, Division for Equity and Inclusion/Office of the Provost, University of New Mexico; Lourdes C. Felix, special projects coordinator, UCSD External Relations; HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores; Rachel Barry, Community Affairs & Grassroots, Southwest Airlines; and Christine Ortega, manager of Community Affairs & Grassroots, Southwest Airlines.