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Annual Diamante Awards accepting nominations for 25th Anniversary

The Nomination Committee for the annual Diamante Awards is currently accepting nominations for this year’s 25th anniversary event through August 8th.2014 Diamante Logo

The Diamante Awards, hosted by The University of Toledo, will be held Friday, September 26 at Premier Banquet Hall during National Hispanic Heritage Month which is celebrated September 15 through October 15. Juana Bordas, winner of the 2014 International Latino Book Awards for her book “The Power of Latino Leadership” will be the keynote speaker.

Founded in 1989 by IMAGE of Northwest Ohio, a local Latino advocacy group, the Diamante Awards celebrate the profound and lasting influence that Latinos have on American history, values and culture.

The awards recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements and service to Latinos. The event also serves to raise scholarship funds for Latino youth seeking advanced degrees.

The Diamante Awards initiative is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Bowling Green State University, Herzing University, Lourdes University, Owens Community College and The University of Toledo.

Nominations are open now through August 8 in the following categories:
Latino/Latina Youth Leadership: Recognizes a young person (individual) of Latino descent, between the ages of 16-21, that has made an impact within Northwest Ohio.
Latino/Latina Adult Leadership: Recognizes an adult of Latino descent, over age 21 that has demonstrated significant leadership in any area in Northwest Ohio.
Latino/Latina Adult Professional: Recognizes the contributions from professionals of Latino descent making a significant impact in their workplace or profession.
Corporation/Community Agency: This is the only “group” category. Recognizes and entity for supporting and making an impact within the Northwest Ohio community.
Friend of the Latino Community: Recognizes the contribution of an individual, of non-Latino descent, that is making an impact on the Latino community in Northwest Ohio.

Nominations can be completed online at They can also be downloaded and submitted manually. For more information, contact Alexis DeAnda Martinez at or 419.372.2678.

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