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Reconocimiento Awards

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The Reconocimiento Awards acknowledge the contribution of Latinas in the following categories:

  • Professional Achievement
  • Inspirational Leadership
  • Volunteer Service
  • Youth Latina Leadership (13 – 17 years old)

Past recipients of the Reconocimiento Awards:

2019

  • Professional Achievement: Maritza C. Buitrago
  • Inspirational Leadership: Lisa Martínez DeVinney
  • Volunteer Service: Annette Jiménez Gleason
  • Young Latina Leader: Ariely Cortés

2018 – 25th Anniversary

  • Professional Achievement: Arline Santiago
  • Inspirational Leadership: Juanita Rodriguez
  • Volunteer Service: Suliany Vargas
  • Young Latina Leader: Adriana Mendoza

2016

  • Professional Achievement: Hilda Rosario Escher
  • Inspirational Leadership: Librada Paz
  • Volunteer Service: Tabita Torres
  • Young Latina Leader: Kari-Elyssa Cepero

2015

  • Professional Achievement: Stephanie Paredes
  • Inspirational Leadership: Beverly Sirvent
  • Volunteer Service: Sady Fisher
  • Young Latina Leader: Mayra Rodriguez

2013-14

  • Career Achievement: Mercedes Vasquez Simmons
  • Leadership Achievement: Annette Ramos
  • Volunteer Achievement Award: Gloria Sabastro
  • Young Latina Leader: Natalie Hoppe

2012

  • Career Achievement: Antonia Custodio
  • Leadership Achievement: Flor M. Colon
  • Volunteer Achievement Award: Yesenia Ramos-Torres
  • Young Latina Leader: Laura Aguilera

2011

  • Career Achievement: Belimar Velazquez
  • Leadership Achievement: Melisza Campos
  • Volunteer Achievement Award: Ineabelle Geena Cruz
  • Young Latina Leader: Valeria Delgado

2010

  • Career Achievement: Sara Pabon Jordan
  • Leadership Achievement: Marisol Ramos-Lopez
  • Volunteer Achievement Award: Diana M. Irizarry
  • Young Latina Leader: Nicolette Kane

2009

  • Career Achievement: Diana Hernández
  • Inspirational Leadership: Norma M. Holland
  • Volunteer Service: Olga Martínez
  • Young Latina Leader: Marina Ramos

2008 – Quinceañero

  • Career Achievement: Gladys Pedraza-Burgos
  • Leadership Achievement: Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez
  • Volunteer Service: M. Celeste Amaral
  • Young Latina Leader: Angie Rivera

2007

  • Professional Achievement: Dr. Gladys Velarde
  • Inspirational Leadership Achievement:Salvadora Guzmán
  • Volunteer Service: Leida Martínez
  • Young Latina Leader: Wanda Liz Pérez

2006

  • Career Achievement: Elizabeth Ortiz
  • Leadership Service: Elizabeth “Libby” Adessa
  • Volunteer Service: Marisol Rivera
  • Young Latina Leadership: Lisamarie Valentín

2005

  • Career Achievement: Dr. Tina Pereda
  • Leadership Service: Rose Mary Villarrubia-Izzo
  • Volunteer Service: Ana Galindo
  • Young Latina Leadership: Stephanie Adriana Hoppe

2004

  • Career Achievement: Brenda Pacheco Rivera
  • Leadership Service: Gloriela Burns
  • Volunteer Service: Ida Perez
  • Youth Leadership: Brandy Soublet

2003

  • Career Achievement: Diani Torres
  • Leadership Service: Vilma Morrow
  • Volunteer Service: Miriam Miranda-Jurado
  • Youth Leadership: Jacelyn Johnson Ortiz

2002

  • Career Achievement: Grace Tillinghast
  • Leadership Service: Dr. Luz Cruz
  • Volunteer Service: Sylvia Boiano
  • Youth Leadership: Daiana Rivera




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Latinas Unidas is an organization dedicated to uniting Latina women from different segments of the Greater Rochester Area, who share common concerns and interest affecting Latina Women.
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