College hosting Hispanic awards gala
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