June 12, 2014
USDA Selects 2014 Class of E. Kika De La Garza Fellows
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced the fifteen fellows of the 2014 class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program. 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. Most of the fellows are working at HACU-member institutions, indicated in bold below.
The 2014 E. Kika De La Garza Fellows are:
Bronwen Steele, Estrella Mountain Community College (Avondale, Ariz.).
Imelda S. Dudley, California State University, Fresno (Fresno, Calif.).
Lynn Marie Wright, Pasadena City College (Pasadena, Calif.).
Karri Hammerstrom, Reedley College (Reedley, Calif.).
Sandra Camarena, Sacramento City College (Sacramento, Calif.).
Jorge C. Gibert, Miami Dade College -Wolfson Campus (Miami, Fla.).
Aaron Cortes, Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, Ill.).
Marie Montes-Matias, Union County College (Cranford, N.J.).
Edward A. Martinez, New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, N.M.).
Kurt Krause, Texas Woman's University (Denton, Texas).
High School Fellow
Ellie Honardoost, Fresno Unified School District (Fresno, Calif.).
Yiannis Ampatzidis, California State University, Bakersfield (Bakersfield, Calif.).
John Barimo, Miami Dade College, Homestead Campus (Homestead, Fla.).
Alicia Gonzalez Quiroz, Laredo Community College (Laredo, Texas).
Alison Bray, Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, Texas).For more information on the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship program, visit: www.hsi.usda.gov/HSIs/fellowship.htm