Denver Public Library Latino Community Service Awards

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The awards presentation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library. The event will kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15, 2017.

The Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award

Lena Archuleta
Lena Archuleta

The recipient will be a female Colorado resident of Latino descent who has taken an active role in the community, above and beyond paid employment. The recipient will have made an impact on the cultural life of the community through her involvement with the Denver Public Library or another civic institution. Members of the general community, including those affiliated with the library may be considered for the award. The nominee must be living.

Past award recipients are: Lena L. Archuleta (2002), Olibama Lopez Tushar (2003), Beverly Martinez (2004), Carlos Fresquez (2005), Anthony J. Garcia (2006), Magdalena Aguayo (2007), Rosa Linda Aguirre (2008), Clara Ricciardi (2009), Florence Hernández-Ramos (2010), Rita Flores de Wallace (2011), Lucia S. Aandahl (2012), Carlota EspinoZa (2013), Adelia Trujillo-Cisneros (2014), Jamie Torres (2015), Pilar Castro-Reino (2016), Olga J. Garcia (2017).

Eric J. Duran Community Service Award

Eric J. Duran
Eric J. Duran

The recipient will be a male Colorado resident of Latino descent who has taken an active role in the community, above and beyond paid employment. The recipient will have made an impact on the cultural life of the community through his involvement with the Denver Public Library or another civic institution. Members of the general community, including those affiliated with the library may be considered for the award. The nominee must be living. Past award recipients are: Eric J. Duran (2015), Frank Fresquez (2016), Antonio Mercado (2017).

The César Chávez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award

The award, presented annually, will celebrate the induction of two individuals (one male and one female) into the César Chávez Leadership Hall of Fame. The recipients will be Coloradans of Latino descent who have made a major contribution in a particular field which positively impacted the community. The nominee must be living.

Past award recipients are: Ruben Valdez & Lena L. Archuleta (2002), Manuel “Sam” Sandos & Polly Baca (2003), Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales & Mary Baca (2004), The Honorable Roger Cisneros & Rosemary Rodriguez (2005), Senator Ken Salazar & Reverend Lucia Gúzman (2006), Secretary Federico Peña & Flora Rodriguez Russel (2007), Salvadore (Sal) Carpio Jr. & Patricia Barela Rivera (2008), Jim Garcia & Katherine Archuleta (2009), Bernard “Bernie” Valdez & Denise Maes (2010), Carlos Castañeda & Dr. Patricia Baca (2011), Guillermo “Bill” Vidal & Theresa K. Peña (2012), Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia & Councilwoman Judy H. Montero (2013), Ramon Del Castillo, Ph.D. & Lydia Prado, Ph.D. (2014), Don Mares & Angie Rivera-Malpiede (2015), Dr. Luis Torres & Marlene De La Rosa (2016), Jenny A. Santos & Manuel Ramos (2017).

The awards presentation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library. The event will kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15, 2017.