Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio accepts UCI's Dr. Juan Francisco Lara Education Award at OCHCC Estrella Awards
Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio, Assistant Vice Chancellor of the Center for Educational Partnerships, accepted the 2018 Dr. Juan Francisco Lara Education Award on behalf of the University of California at the 25th annual Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (OCHCC) Black Tie Estrella Awards, held April 21 at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom in Anaheim. The Education award is presented to an individual or organization that has demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community through the support, advancement, and education of Hispanic youth, small business, and corporate partnerships to promote long-term academic and/or professional success.
From the OCHCC website:
The Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that was established in 1986 to promote and facilitate commerce between business, government, and the educational sector. This interaction contributes to the overall multi-cultural economic development and success of Orange County.
OCHCC hosts the Estrella Awards annually to continue assisting the Hispanic business community and to recognize the outstanding contributions in the fields of business, community, and education. OCHCC represents the interests of and provides access to Orange County's 30,000 Hispanic-owned businesses. Representatives and community leaders from Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties attend the annual celebration and support the Chamber's overall goals of advancing the Hispanic community.
The Education award is presented to an individual or organization that has demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community through the support, advancement, and education of Hispanic youth, small business, and corporate partnerships to promote long-term academic and/or professional success.
Past Estrella award recipients include actors Edward James Olmos, Ricardo Montalban and Tony Plana; media professionals Laura Diaz of ABC, CBS and Fox News, Monica Lozano of La Opinion and Alex Nogales of the National Hispanic Media Coalition; Olympic swimming star Dara Torres; Hispanic community notables Henry Mendoza, Cal State University Board of Trustees, Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County Superintendent of Schools and OCHCC advisory board member, Adalberto Quijada, Santa Ana District Director of the SBA; and non profits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Santa Ana Saint Joseph Ballet, now the Wooden Floor.