Latino Community Service Awards Celebration: September 12

Información en español sobre los Premios Latinos

Congratulations to Jamie Torres, Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award winner, Eric Duran, Eric Duran Community Service Award winner (new for 2015), and Angelina Rivera-Malpiede and Don Mares, recipients of the César Chávez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award.

The Awards Celebration will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10 a.m. at the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library. A reception will follow the ceremony. Free and open to the public — No RSVP required. The event will kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15, 2015.

2015 Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award Winner
Jamie Torres

The recipient is a Colorado resident of Latino descent who has taken an active role in the community, above and beyond paid employment. The recipient has made an impact on the cultural life of the community through his or her involvement with the Denver Public Library or another civic organization.

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) and Adelia Trujillo-Cisneros (2014).

2015 Eric Duran Community Service Award Winner
Eric Duran

The recipient is a Colorado resident of Latino descent who has taken an active role in the community, above and beyond paid employment. The recipient has made an impact on the cultural life of the community through his or her involvement with the Denver Public Library or another civic organization.

This award is new for 2015.

The César Chávez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award Winners
Angelina Rivera-Malpiede and Don Mares

This Award celebrates the induction of two individuals (one male and one female) into the César Chávez Leadership Hall of Fame. The recipients are Coloradans of Latino descent who have made a major contribution in a particular field that has positively impacted Denver’s Latino community.

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