Ten Metropolitan State University students were awarded scholarships from the Mexican Consulate’s Institute of Mexicans Abroad [IME] Fellowship Program.
Head Consul Alberto Fierro of the Consulate of Mexico in Saint Paul visited Metropolitan State University Saint Paul Campus, March 18, to confer the award at a ceremony. The program is designed to assist Latino students of Mexican origin. Awardees are Kimberly Veles Espinoza, Moises Delatorre, Pedro Gutierrez, Michel Morales-Martinez, Silvia Garcia, Diego Hernandez, Sandra Velazquez Hernandez, Marinda Rodriguez, Alondra Velazquez and Donna Pena.
A proposal prepared by Dr. Herbert King, dean of students; Santos Martínez, director of Multicultural Affairs; and Eduardo Gutíerrez, admissions counselor, Chicano/Latino Liaison, helped to secure the scholarships. Through the help and support of Metropolitan State University Provost and Executive Vice President Ginny Arthur, the university agreed to partner with the consulate by matching the scholarship funds.
From left, Kimberly Veles-Espinoza, Moises Delatorre, Marinda Rodriquez, Michel Morales-Martinez, Pedro Gutierrez, Alondre Velazquez, Head Consul of the Consulate of Mexico in Saint Paul Alberto Fierro, Silvia Garcia, Danna Pena, Sandra Velasquez Hernandez, and Diego Hernandez.
Michel Morales-Martinez, international business student, talks about her experience.
Herbert King, dean of students, Alberto Fierro, Head Consul of the Consulate of Mexico, Santos Martinez, director of Multicultural Affairs, Eduardo Gutierrez, admissions counselor, Chicano/Latino Liaison, and Ginny Arthur, executive vice president and provost of Metropolitan State University.
Danna Pena, social work
Kimberly Veles Espinoza, social work
Moises Delatorre, elementary education
Pedro Gutierrez, computer forensics
Michel Morales-Martinez, international business
Silvia Garcia, criminal justice
Diego Hernandez, dental hygiene
Sandra Velasquez Hernandez, social studies teaching (Urban secondary education)
Marinda Rodriguez, biology
Alondra Velazquez, elementary education
Biology student Marinda Rodriguez speaks about her experience growing up. as Head Consul Alberto Fierro looks on.
Santos Martinez, director of Multicultural Affairs, Ginny Arthur, executive vice president and provost of Metropolitan State University. Eduardo Gutierrez, admissions counselor, Chicano/Latino Liaison.
Alberto Fierro, head consul of the Consulate of Mexico in Saint Paul, speaks to the scholarship awardees at March 18, 2016, at Metropolitan State University.