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The Honorable Anna Cabral to speak at the 2007 Danny Villanueva Scholarship Breakfast

Anna Cabral will be the keynote speaker at the Seventh Annual Danny Villanueva Scholarship Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in the ballrooms of New Mexico State University's Corbett Center.

U.S. Treasurer Anna Cabral will be the keynote speaker for the Seventh Annual Danny Villanueva Scholarship Breakfast at New Mexico State University Oct. 18. (Courtesy photo)

Cabral, a California native, served as director of the Smithsonian Institutions Center for Latino Initiatives, where she led an effort to improve Latino representation in the Smithsonian's exhibits and public programming. From 1999 to 2003, Cabral served as president and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., which partners with Fortune 500 companies to increase Hispanic representation in employment, procurement, philanthropy and governance.

Cabral was nominated in 2004 by President Bush to serve as Treasurer of the United States. She served as deputy staff director for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee from 1993 to 1999. The committee's jurisdiction ranges from oversight of the Department of Justice and the nation's criminal and drug enforcement laws to approving federal judicial nominations. Cabral majored in political science at the University of California, Davis, and earned a Masters Degree in public administration with an emphasis in international trade and finance from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Cabral and her husband Victor have four children.

Villanueva is a native of Tucumcari, N.M. He attended NMSU through a football scholarship, and after graduating in 1961, went on to play for the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys. After retiring from professional sports, he helped pioneer Spanish-language television networks Univision and Telemundo. In 1992, he co-founded the investment firm Bastion Capitol. More recently, he established Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners an investment firm aimed at helping family businesses. Villanueva matches the money raised by the event. All proceeds from the breakfast benefit the Danny Villanueva Scholarship Endowment, which assists student leaders at NMSU.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at Chicano Programs, Room 138 Garcia Annex on the NMSU campus. No reservations will be taken and tickets will not be available at the door.