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LMC’s CÉsar ChÁvez Awards Presented

Blas Guerrero (Dean of Student Development), Karen Hernandez (Master of Ceremonies and Performer), Maria Bordanaro (East County Educator Award), Arthur Fernandez (2013 Chávez Award), Adriana Gomez (Spirit Award), Bob Kratochvil (LMC President) and Neftali Jimenez (Master of Ceremonies and Performer)

 

PITTSBURG: Los Medanos College (LMC) recently hosted the college’s annual “Celebrating the Life of César Chávez ” awards celebration on Friday, March 29th  This event is held each year to honor the life of César Chávez and to recognize leaders in the East Contra Costa community who continue the great tradition of service and social activism exemplified by labor/human rights activist and leader, Mr. César Chávez. Mr. César Chávez, a true American hero, exemplifies service to community and non-violent social change. 

 

The event includes the presentation of three recognition awards. The LMC César Chávez Award for Exemplary Community Service, established in 1995, will be presented to one of our local citizens who best represent the following core values established by César Chávez : Service to Others, Sacrifice, Help the Most Needy, Determination, Non-violence, Tolerance, Respect for Life, Celebrating Community, Knowledge and Innovation.

 

The East County Educator Award honors a member of the educational community who demonstrates the above values and a commitment to student success and educational equity, particularly for low-income students and students of color.

 

The Chávez Spirit Award recognizes an emerging leader who is making an impact in the areas of advocacy and social justice.

 



This year’s recipient of the Chávez Award is Arthur Fernandez, Los Medanos College and University of San Francisco alum and community member of the city of Oakley. He has worked for the Contra Costa County Probation Department much of his career.
Fernandez


The East County Educator Award will be presented to Maria Bordanaro, Principal of Gehringer Elementary School and community member of the city of Oakley.
Bordanaro


The Spirit Award will recognize a youth leader in our community, Adriana Gomez of Bay Point, who is a Mt. Diablo High and UC Berkeley graduate, and now a Senior Federal Investigator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Gomez

 

Please scroll though photos from the event below

 

A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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Los Medanos College (LMC) is one of three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District. LMC prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. It provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. LMC is located on 120 acres between Pittsburg and Antioch, with an additional education center in Brentwood.