2015 Latino Community Service Awards
2015 Request for Nominations Now Closed
The awards presentation will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10 a.m. - noon at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library. The event will kick off the National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award
The recipient will be a 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 or her involvement with the Denver Public Library or another civic organization. Members of the community including those affiliated with the Library may be considered for the award. The nominee must be living.
Past winners include: Lena L. Archuleta, Olibama Lopez Tushar, Beverly Martinez, Carlos Fresquez, Anthony J. Garcia, Magdalena Aguayo, Rosa Linda Aguirre, Clara Ricciardi, Florence "Flo" Hernández-Ramos, Rita Flores de Wallace, Lucia S. Aandahl, Carlota Espinoza, and Adelia Trujillo-Cisneros.
The César Chávez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award
This Award 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 that has positively impacted Denver’s Latino community. The nominee must be living.
Past inductees include: Ruben Valdez, Lena L. Archuleta, Manuel “Sam” Sandos, Polly Baca, Rudolfo “Corky” Gonzales, Mary Baca, The Honorable Roger Cisneros, Rosemary Rodriguez, Senator Ken Salazar, Reverend Lucia Gúzman, Secretary Federico Peña, Flora Rodriquez Russel, Patricia Barela Rivera, Salvadore (Sal) Carpio Jr., Katherine Archuleta, Jim Garcia, Denise Maes, Bernard “Bernie” Valdez, Dr Patricia Baca, Carlos Castañeda, Theresa K. Peña, Guillermo “Bill” Vidal, Councilwoman Judy Montero, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, Lydia Prado, Ph.D. and Ramon Del Castillo, Ph.D.