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Dr. Ann McGee named Hispanic Community Champion

From left to right: Janet Martinez, Henry Maldonado, Dr. E. Ann McGee, Diana & Sergio Guarnizo, David Ruiz, Dr. Esther Pichardo & Husband (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando)

Seminole State College of Florida President Dr. E. Ann McGee was named the Hispanic Community Champion at the annual Don Quijote Awards Gala, Saturday, Dec. 10. 

The award recognizes a non-Hispanic individual who has lead by example in supporting the progress of the Hispanic community in Central Florida.

McGee says she shares the award with the entire College Community. More than 25 percent of the student body is Hispanic, making Seminole State an official Hispanic Serving Institution.

Thanks to a partnership with the Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka, the College provides access to a college education for Hispanic students and offers a number of scholarships specifically for Hispanic students.

The gala, hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando and Prospera, was held at Epcot’s World Showplace Pavilion.

Other recipients of the 19th Annual Don Quijote Awards were:

  • Hispanic Business of the Year, Five Years or Less: Advanced Physical Medicine, Inc.
  • Hispanic Business of the Year, More than Five Years: TransPremier, LLC
  • Professional of the Year: Janet Martinez, ShuffieldLowman
  • Excellence: David Ruiz, Former President of UPS Florida

Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded nearly 100,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolestate and follow us on Twitter: @seminolestate.

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