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College hosting Hispanic awards gala

October 18, 2017
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Greg Sundstrom
Greg Sundstrom.

A local Hispanic group will recognize five individuals at an awards gala tomorrow night.

Hosted by The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez, the 13th-annual César E. Chávez Hispanic Excellence Scholarship and Community Awards Gala begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids, at 301 W. Fulton.

A cash bar starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $100 per person.

Proceeds support the Lupe Ramos-Montigny Legacy Endowed Scholarship at Grand Valley.

Gala award winners

Hispanic Advocate: Thomas Haas, GVSU president

Aguila Award: Gregory Sundstrom, Grand Rapids city manager; and Tom Almonte, Grand Rapids managing director of public services

Youth Award: Devin Rittenhouse, 2017 GVSU graduate

La Familia Award: La Familia Villarreal

Golden Citizen Award: J. Marcos Guerrero