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CSUSM Recognizes Latina of the Year in Six Categories

CSUSM Recognizes Latina of the Year in Six Categories  In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, CSUSM and the San Diego North County Latinas Association (NCLA) recognized 9 local Latinas to promote their achievements and contributions as positive role models in the community at a press conference on Cesar Chavez Plaza.  President Karen Haynes addressed the audience and commended the women on their service to the community.NCLA recognized these women who make a difference and further the NCLA mission of empowerment via education and service.  Nominated by their peers, the following are the 2008 Latinas of the Year:Cecilia Rodarte, Vista High SchoolYouth EmpowermentBarbara Moreno, After School Programs, OceansideYouth EmpowermentRebecca Montez, North County Child Study CenterHealth/ScienceMaria Chavez, Migrant Ed ProgramsPublic ServiceCarmen Amigon, Community Housing WorksPublic ServiceLisa Montes, Mira Costa CollegeEducationLydia Bustos, Veterans AssociationVolunteerismRosa E. Ruiz, Escondido Community Child Dev. CenterVolunteerismDiana Zuniga, National Latina Businesswomen AssociationBusiness