CSRC Director Receives L.A. Impact Award

At a luncheon on September 6, CSRC director Chon A. Noriega received a 2018 L.A. Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC). Noriega was honored with an award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Latino Community. In response, Noriega stated, “I am fortunate to have had mentors involved in the Chicano Movement who inspired me to pursue research that makes a difference. Today, anything I do at the university must have an outcome that impacts the community. But it must work both ways. I see the community as an equal partner, one that brings its own insights and achievements that can advance higher education. I'm honored and deeply moved to be recognized by the National Hispanic Media Coalition, since they've always been my role model for how a small group of people can effectively push for needed change.”

Also honored at the ceremony were local journalists Claudia Botero, Juan Fernandez, and Vera Jimenez, and the telenovela web series Sin Vergüenza.

To learn more about the event, click here.  A press release issued by the NHMC is attached below.