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Los Medanos College celebrates life of ChÉvez, honors community members

 

Contra Costa Times

04/01/2014 05:40:19 PM

 

PITTSBURG -- Los Medanos College recently recognized members of the community who embody César Chavez's tradition of voluntary service, civic activism, and nonviolent social change.

 

During the annual "Celebrating the Life of César Chávez" awards program on March 29, the college presented three recognition awards. The LMC César Chávez Award for Exemplary Community Service, established in 1995, is given to local citizens who best represent Chávez's core values.

 

This year's recipients were The Rev. Greg Osorio and Timi Tumbaga, both residents of Pittsburg with a deep commitment to community activism, according to a Los Medanos College spokeswoman.

 

Osorio is a pastor at First Baptist Church and Tumbaga has a lifelong history of voluntary service.

 

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

 

The award was presented to Luis Morales, a counselor at Los Medanos College.

 

The Chávez Spirit Award is given to an emerging leader who has made a significant impact on the local community in the areas of advocacy and social justice.

 

The Spirit Award winner was an up-and-coming leader, LMC student Felipa Gonzalez, of Bay Point.

 

Los Medanos College student Felipa Gonzalez, of Bay Point, speaks to the audience after receiving the Cesar Chavez Spirit Award at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif., on Friday, March 28, 2014. (photo by: Victoria Sheridan/For Bay Area News Group)

Los Medanos College counselor Luis Morales speaks after receiving the East County Educator Award at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif., on Friday, March 28, 2014. (photo by: Victoria Sheridan/For Bay Area News Group)

Timi Tumbago, of Pittsburg, reacts to receiving the Cesar Chavez award for exemplary community service, at the awards ceremony at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif., on Friday, March 28, 2014. (photo by: Victoria Sheridan/For Bay Area News Group)

The Rev. Greg Osorio, holding his grandson Kaleb Osorio, 2, of Pittsburg, reacts to recieving the Cesar Chavez award for exemplary community service, at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif., on Friday, March 28, 2014. (photo by: Victoria Sheridan/For Bay Area News Group)

Traditional Mexican music and performers entertain people at the annual "Celebrating the Life of Cesar Chavez" event at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California, on Friday, March 28, 2014. (photo by: Victoria Sheridan/for Bay Area News Group)

Drama students Karen Hernandez and Claudia Vazquez poses with governing board president John E. Márquez (photo by: Eloine Chapman/LMC marketing)