Awards

Each year at the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies anniversary celebración, we honor individuals and organizations who have made a positive impact on our students and the Latino/a community in the greater Detroit area.

2019 awardees

Lifetime Achievement Award

Eva Garza Dewaelsche,
President and CEO, SER Metro Detroit

Martín "Marty" Quiroz Enseñanza Award

MANA de Metro Detroit

Enterprising Spirit Award

Raymond Lozano,
Executive Director, Mexicantown Community Development Corporation

Past Awardees

CBS Founders Award

2006: Carlos Arce

2006: Otto Feinstein

2006: Gumecindo Salas

2006: Isabel Salas

2011: Tina Abbott and Shirley Stancato (New Detroit, Inc.)

2011: Blanca Almansa (LA SED)

2017: María Torres-Guzmán

2018: Dr. Salvador Rojas III

Lifetime Achievement Award

2007: Andre Furtado

2009: José Cuello

2013: J. Ricardo Guzmán

2014: Angela Reyes

2015: Jorgelina Corbatta 

2017: Jane C. García (LA SED)

2018: Dionicio Nodín Valdés

Israel "Lalo" Leyton Public and Community Service Award

2008: Emirene Mendoza 

2008: Lorenzo Lopez 

2008: Francisco Villarruel 

2008: Luis Garcia 

2008: Laura Reyes Kopack 

2008: Cipriano "Skip" Alvarado 

2008: Margarita Oxholm ​​​​​​​

2009: Ismael Duran ​​​​​​​

2009: Dolores Ramírez González ​​​​​​​

2010: Ana Cardona

2010: David Conklin

2011: Richard H. Bernstein

2011: Israel "Lalo" Leyton (posthumous)

2012: Debra Erhmann

2012: Larry Arreguin

2013: Raquelle Seda

2013: Sandra Hughes O'Brien

2014: Judge Isidore B. Torres

2014: Mary Turner

2015: Gloria Rocha

2017: María Teresa Penman

 

Marty Quiroz Enseñanza Award

2008: Rocio Oxholm​​​​​​​

2009: Jorge Dante Hernández Prósperi

2010: Martin "Marty" Quiroz (posthumous)​​​​​​​

2011: Myron P. Leven Foundation​​​​​​​

2012: Helena Lazo​​​​​​​

2013: Marc Rosa​​​​​​​

2014: Ana María Ulloa​​​​​​​

2016: Norma M. Hernandez

 

Enterprising Spirit Award

2008: Agoberto Benavides​​​​​​​

2008: Freddy Feliciano​​​​​​​

2008: Bruno Rodriguez​​​​​​​

2009: Lydia Gutierrez​​​​​​​

2010: Melissa Fernandez​​​​​​​

2010: Jordi Carbonell​​​​​​​

2011: Monica Martinez​​​​​​​

2012: Dolores Sánchez​​​​​​​

2013: Manuel "Manny" Reyes​​​​​​​

2014: Ken Koehler and Tammy Alfaro-Koehler​​​​​​​

2016: Frank Venegas​​​​​​​

 

Benny Cruz Bellas Artes Award

2012: Bernardino "Benny" Cruz​​​​​​​

2013: Osvaldo "Ozzie" Rivera​​​​​​​

2014: Mary Puente Luevanos​​​​​​​

2016: Jose M. Riojas​​​​​​​

2018: Nora Chapa Mendoza​​​​​​​

Public Recognition Award

2014: ESPOIR Haitian-American Organization​​​​​​​

 

CBS Board Exceptional Service Award

2009: Victor Green​​​​​​​

2009: Cheryl Kollin​​​​​​​

2009: Raymond Lozano​​​​​​​

2009: Frederick Pacheco​​​​​​​

2009: Sonia Plata​​​​​​​

2009: Howard Shapiro​​​​​​​