Students recognized at Chávez gala for earning scholarships

October 25, 2022 (Volume 46, Number 5)
Article by Michele Coffill

Seven Grand Valley students were recognized as recipients of the Lupe Ramos-Montigny Si Se Puede Legacy Scholarship during an October 18 event in Grand Rapids sponsored by the Committee to Honor César E. Chávez.

Jesse Bernal, chief of staff to the president and vice president for Inclusion and Equity, introduced the students and told the audience Grand Valley is the third largest producer of Latino graduates in Michigan. Since the university launched the Latino Student Initiative in 2012, enrollment of Latino students has increased 43 percent. 

Below is a list of Lupe Ramos-Montigny Si Se Puede Legacy Scholarship recipients and their majors. Ramos-Montigny serves as chair of the Committee to Honor César E. Chávez and is a former member of the Michigan State Board of Education.

  • Danahe Garcia, sophomore, sociology and criminal justice

  • Irma Gonzalez Jimenez, sophomore, marketing

  • Lizbeth Bernal-Ponce, first-year, nursing 

  • Jonatan Centeno, first-year, undecided

  • Lindsey Dip, first-year, undecided

  • Brennan Morales, first-year, biomedical sciences 

  • Maria Rubio, first-year, social work

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This article was last edited on October 24, 2022 at 9:47 a.m.

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