COLLIN COUNTY LULAC C OUNCIL # 4537 ANd # 4865 \x3 L eague of u nited L atin a merican c itizens 12 th A nnuAl S cholArShip B Anquet c ollin c ounty lulAc c ouncil # 4537 And # 4865 Avance Con Educación \x32 Th A NNUAL S ChOLArShIp B ANqUeT 2 LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICANS CITIZENS 12th Annual Scholarship Banquet Avance Con Educación: Imagining the Possibilities October 26, 2006 Program Agenda Welcome Cecilia Prada, President Council #4865 Mistress of Ceremonies Maria Arita Presentation of Colors Plano East Senior High JROTC National Anthem Danya Salinas Invocation Reverend Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt Dinner Entertainment by Norma Valles & Mariachi Mexicanisimo Proclamation Honorable Pat Evans, Mayor, City of Plano Keynote Address: Consuelo Kickbusch Presented LULAC Awards: René Rodriguez, Cecilia Prada and Maria Arita Closing Remarks René Rodriguez, President Council #4537 2 \x32 Th A NNUAL S ChOLArShIp B ANqUeT COLLIN COUNTY LULAC C OUNCIL # 4537 ANd # 4865 3 Mistress of Ceremonies Maria Arita Anchor of KTVT CBS 11 Maria Arita joined KTVT-TV in December 2003.
She graduated from SMU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 1996. Ms Arita has hosted Hispanics Today, the frst nationally syndicated, all-English show for Latinos, to air on American television. She is the recipient of the Press Club of Dallas Katie Award; a Lone Star Emmy & the National Latino Communications Award.
\x32 Th A NNUAL S ChOLArShIp B ANqUeT 4 Greetings from Cecilia Prada President Collin County Council # 4865 October 26, ... more.
2006 I am very honored to introduce our newest LULAC council #4865. This council will work very closely with council #4537 to continue our dedication to our community. We will work together to grow and encourage our youth to be a signiFcant part of our community.
Our Council will thrive with our passion to make a difference. We especially plan to work with all the important entities such as our mayor, police force, city council and other valued organizations as a team. It does take unity to make a city prosper and we are ready to work.
Thank you for all the support you give our organization, especially to our youth. Sincerely Cecilia Prada 4 \x32 Th A NNUAL S ChOLArShIp B ANqUeT COLLIN COUNTY LULAC C OUNCIL # 4537 ANd # 4865 5 C onsuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned charismatic, passionate and inGuential speaker who carries her powerful message of what it takes to be an effective leader in today 9s global marketplace to hundreds of students, educators and businesses. For the last ten years Consuelo has dedicated her life to empowering a new generation of Hispanic leaders and has worked with over one million children and their parents across the United States through Educational Achievement Services, Inc.
(EAS), a company she founded in 1994. Born and raised along the border in a small barrio in Laredo, Texas, Consuelo Kickbusch is all too familiar with the challenges of poverty, discrimination and illiteracy. Although she grew up without material wealth, she learned through valuable lessons taught by her immigrant parents that she was rich in culture, tradition, values and faith.
The values she learned as a child were reinforced throughout her career in the U.S. military. After graduating from Hardin Simmons University, Consuelo entered the U.S.
Army as an ofFcer and served for two decades. During that time, she broke barriers and set records in the military where she became the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army.
When the opportunity to assume a command post arose, LTC Castillo Kickbusch shocked the military by deciding to retire. She chose to honor her mother 9s dying wish to get back to her roots and become a community leader. In 1996, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch retired from the military and dedicated her time to operating Educational Achievement Services, Inc.
and fulFlling her mission of preparing tomorrow 9s leaders today. Because of her strong dedication to saving the youth of America living under similar circumstances as she did as a child, Consuelo has worked with more than one million children, their parents and educators, in the roughest neighborhoods in America, covering 43 states. She inspires these young cdiamonds in the rough d by encouraging them to believe that they can all make their dreams come true 4to not give up hope, but rather to take charge of their lives and make a real difference in their families and communities by following a disciplined road map to success.
Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is also the proud mother of Fve daughters. She and her family currently reside in San Antonio, Texas. Keynote Speaker Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch \x32 Th A NNUAL S ChOLArShIp B ANqUeT 6 October 26, 2006 League of United Latin American Citizens Collin County Council 4537 and 4845 Greetings!
On behalf of the City of Plano, I would like to take this opportunity to offer my heartfelt congratulations on your 12th Annual Avance con Education Scholarship Banquet! This most rewarding evening is a wonderful occasion for our organization as we recognize community leaders and raise funds for Scholarships to award students as they seek to continue a higher education. The citizens of Plano, the Plano City Council, and I salute Collin County LULAC.
As a long time member of County LULAC myself, I know Frst-hand how our councils generosity and outstanding support of Plano and its citizens has left its mark for year, making signiFcant differences in many lives. I am sure there are countless wonderful testimonies and reminders of the contributions Collin County LULAC continues to make. Collin County LULAC is truly a legendary council.
The excellent partnership developed with Plano ISD, Allen ISD, Collin County Community College, and the Plano Police Department are benchmarks for how organizations work together to make better communities. As LULAC celebrates its 77th anniversary, we want to recognize this wonderful achievement for an organization whose primary goal is to give back to the community! Again, congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful event!
I look forward to sharing a memorable evening with you Sincerely, Pat Evans Mayor \x32 Th A NNUAL S ChOLArShIp B ANqUeT 6 COLLIN COUNTY LULAC C OUNCIL # 4537 ANd # 4865 7 Council 4865 cEstrella d Award Manuel Rendon founded a LULAC Youth Council when attending Centennial High School in Frisco. His active LULAC involvement led to his election as the Texas State LULAC Youth Director in June. Prior to graduating from High School, Manuel traveled with LULAC leaders to Austin to campaign for school Fnance on behalf of LULAC Youth in North Texas.
In addition, he conducted a letter writing campaign at his high school regarding the D.R.E.A.M. Act. This past month, Manuel was the Dallas Voter Registration Project Coordinator and helped to register about 3,000 new voters.
Currently, Manuel attends Collin County Community College with plans to transfer to UT Dallas. Council 4537 cEstrella d Award Kelly Barrantes is a senior at Berkner High School and immediate Past President of the Collin County LULAC Youth Council. She is currently the National LULAC Youth Executive Director.
Kelly began volunteering her services as a Ffth grader with the Young Readers Program. She has also assisted with the Computers@home Program and often translates for parents registering their children in PISD. Due to Kelly 9s active community service, she was named National Young Woman of the Year and Community Service cSuperstar d at this year 9s National LULAC Convention in Milwaukee.
Kelly plans to attend the University of Texas in Austin to pursue her dream of becoming a pediatric oncologist. Kelly 9s artwork has been used in our banquet programs for the past two years. Educator of the Year Vangie Cortez has been in the Feld of education for thirty years.
She has been a teacher, principal, and central ofFce administrator. In every educational role Vangie has had, she has made a positive impact. Vangie joined Plano ISD in 2001 as the Multilingual Education Programs Director.
Under her leadership, a dual language program for over 6,000 English language learners has been implemented. This program is supported with the cNo Child Left Behind d Title III grant funds. Vangie credits the direction of the district to campus leadership, quality bilingual teaching staff, talented department staff, community, school board and central ofFce support.
Business of the Year Lisa Galvan , CEO of Luna de Noche Restaurants, opened her Frst restaurant in Garland, Texas in 1998. It was voted Best Mexican Restaurant, dReaders Choice, d in the Dallas Observer. Ms.
Galvan has remain very involved in her community by holding voter registrations in all of her restaurants. She strives to help surrounding communities in what ever way she can. She provides support to an orphanage in Mexico and Co-chairs the Un Futuro Con Esperanza Golf Classic.
She was the Cadillac Texas Legends award winner for her dedication to the community. Community Service Award Cary A. Israel has been president of the Collin County Community College District (CCCD) since 1999.
This multi-campus operation serves more than 41,000 students annually. Under his leadership CCCD has gain national recognition for its outstanding and innovative programs. Dr.
Israel Previously served as president of Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey, president of the Illinois Community College System, and president of Front Range Community College in Colorado. Dr. Israel chairs and is a member of several prestigious cultural and education related boards across Texas.
Congratulations to our Award Recipients COLLIN COUNTY LULAC C OUNCIL # 4537 ANd # 4865 7 \x32 Th A NNUAL S ChOLArShIp B ANqUeT 8 October 26, 2006 Dear Friends, On behalf of the Plano Independent School District and the Board of Trustees, I want to express my best wishes for a successful event. The relationship shared between Plano Independent School District and LULAC is stronger than ever before and stands as a testament to partnership. The cooperation that exists between our organizations has strengthened the Computers@Home project for families in need and supported our recruiting efforts for quality educators for our classrooms.
These programs, in addition to your continued efforts to bring scholarship dollars to deserving students, has helped to bring the Plano Independent School District community together in service to all school children. Thank you for joining with us in maintaining a high standard of excellence and to ensure that every student in Plano Independent School District reaches their maximum academic potential. Very truly yours, Douglas W.
Otto Superintendent of Schools \x32 Th A NNUAL S ChOLArShIp B ANqUeT 8 COLLIN COUNTY LULAC C OUNCIL # 4537 ANd # 4865 \xb College Recipients Collin County LULAC Scholarship Recipients for 2006 High School Recipients Blas Garcia Linda Olivas Maria Martinez Shaina Zucker Antonia Hernandez Idania Mejia Jacqueline Vega Emiliano Marquez Ivan Garcia Adriana Velazquez Erick Hernandez Sonia Angobaldo Christine Alonzo Ana Gallastegui Michael Goodwin Mary DeLuis Ruben Lopez Daniel Olivas Hairo Peña Rachel Zapata Markell Franklin Arlinda Arriaga Michael Rodriguez David Pedroza Brenda Moreno Laura Chavez Ana Quiteño Christopher Chavez Nereida Perez Andres Zapata Laura De la Fuente Aguilar, Elvira Cara Santa Maria Karen Starkey Samantha Clark Alana Tanguma Barrios, Javier Laura Chavez Natalia Correa Luz Garcia Daniel Olivas Hairo Peña Rachel Zapata Markell Franklin Arlinda Arriaga Michael Rodriguez David Pedroza Javier Barrios Elizabeth Trejos Eduardo Trejos Luz Garcia COLLIN COUNTY LULAC C OUNCIL # 4537 ANd # 4865 \xb \x32 Th A NNUAL S ChOLArShIp B ANqUeT \x30 2006 Executive Board Collin County LULAC Council #4537 Executive Board René Rodriguez, President Linda Garcia, Vice President Christine Barrantes- Ruth Sanchz Co-Vice Presidents for Youth Mary Alice Garza, Secretary Lollie Flores, Treasurer Christine Barrantes, Chaplain Mike Flores, Sergeant at Arms Immediate Past President, Randal Henry Collin County LULAC Council #4865 Executive Board Cecilia Prada, President McCan Uta, Vice President Emiliano Marquez, Treasurer Elsa Clasing, Historian 2006 Projects Verizon Young Readers Program LULAC/ Collin County Community College Youth Leadership Academy Collin County LULAC Hispanic Scholarship Program PISD Computers @ Home PISD Padres Unidos cCena en el Barrio d meals for 500 families Mega March 2006 Mega Voto 2006 \x32 Th A NNUAL S ChOLArShIp B ANqUeT \x30