Adelante Announces Award Recipients: St. Thomas University Honored

The ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund announced the recipients of its four awards at today’s 2013 National Leadership Institute's Award Luncheon, whose guests included more than 200 college students at the 2013 National Leadership Institute and Recruitment Expo at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio.

  • Eli Lilly and Company, Corporate Partner of the Year
  • St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, Florida), Educational Partner of the Year
  • HOPE (Hispanic Organization of Public Employees, CPS Energy), Jose R. Ruano Community Leadership Award
  • Marithza Calderon, Adelante Alumni of the Year Award

¡Adelante! has provided more than $1.65 million in scholarship awards to more than 500 Latino college students around the country since its inception in 1999. Approximately 84 percent of those recipients are first-generation college students.  The ¡Adelante! Fund is a national non-profit based in San Antonio, Texas.  The organization uses a holistic approach to prepare college students for leadership roles upon entry into the workforce.  Since its designation as a 501(c) (3) more than 13 years ago, ¡Adelante! Fund has awarded over one million dollars in scholarships to undergraduate students across the nation.  Since its establishment in 1997, ¡Adelante!'s mission has been to inspire the best and the brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership development.  Our very own Cristina Lopez, from our Career Services Department has been instrumental in favorably exposing STU at Adelante!