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LULAC to honor educators

Council 120 of the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, has selected William Flores, executive vice-president and provost of New Mexico State University and Margie Huerta, Dona Ana Branch Community College campus executive officer, to receive Hispanic Image and Recognition Awards.

rds will be presented during the 77th Annual State Convention, at 6 p.m. April 29, at the Las Cruces Hilton Hotel. The awards honor exceptional Latinos in the fields of law, education, medicine, business, public service and community service.

Pablo Martinez, president of LULAC Council 120 and state convention chairman said Flores and Huerta were chosen, "because they exemplify excellence and are true role models in our community. The Latino community has few leaders of their caliber in these positions. They represent a positive image and are true mentors in the field of education."

LULAC is the nation's oldest Hispanic organization. Its goal is "to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States," according to the LULAC mission statement.

The Hispanic Image and Recognition Awards Banquet is open to the public. Tables may be purchased for $400, with 10 people per table, and tickets cost $40 each. For tickets or more information on the event, contact Diana or Felipe Archuleta at (505) 524-9136 or (505) 496-8822 or Vincent Romero at (505) 524-1025.

Austin Craig
April 19, 2006