2017 Key Note Speaker Jorge Resto Safety Instructor, Emergency Response Diving International Fire Fighter, Cronomer Valley Fire Department, Town of Newburgh
2017 Honorary Rising StarAward Dennis Green Assistant Director, Washington Irving Education Center Chairperson, Boys Day Out, Schenectady
Hispanic Veteran Recognition
Captain Glenda Martinez Tyson U.S. Air Force National Guard Captain Tyson received her General Equivalency Diploma while enrolled in the New York National Guard Challenge Program for at risk youth after dropping out of high school in 1994. In 2010 she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing with Cum Laude honors. Capt Tyson recently became the co-chairperson in the Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Education and Information Program, which ensures the interdisciplinary coordination of patient and family education in the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System to include the Veteran/Patient/Family/Caregiver in health education.
Lieutenant Commander Juanita Perez Williams U.S. Navy Juanita Perez Williams is a Mexican-American, whose grandparents migrated from Guanajuato, Mexico. After receiving her law degree, Juanita served five-years in the Navy Judge Advocates Program (JAGC) where she handled high profile criminal cases, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Juanita is currently a candidate running for Mayor in the City of Syracuse. If elected, she would become the first elected Latina Mayor in New York State.
Lance Corporate, William "Willy" Nazario U.S. Marine Corps Former National Sr. Vice Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart. During his service, Nazario earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Purple Heart, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm and frame, the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation, the New York State Conspicuous Service Medal, and the New York State Conspicuous Service Star.
The Nathan Lebron Scholarship Recipients
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