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CMAS welcomed Guest Speaker Eva Longoria to our 17th Annual Noche Cultural Banquet

The Center for Mexican American Studies welcomed Guest speaker Eva Longoria, Latina actress, activist and philanthropist to celebrate our 17th Annual Noche Cultural Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel. Ms. Longoria gave an inspirational speech to the AAP students and guest that night. A scholarship was also established in her name and awarded to the first recipient, AAP-UH student, Brenda Martinez pictured above with Dr. Tatcho Mindiola and Eva Longoria.


Keynote speaker - Eva Longoria

Media Coverage

Scholarship Banquet Committee

  • Honorary Chair: Roman Martinez, President -Texas Taxis, Inc.
  • Gerald Balboa, COO / CCO - Skylar Capital Management, L.P.
  • Christina Cabral, Senior Marketing Manager - AIO Wireless
  • Greg Compean, Funeral Director - Compean Funeral Home
  • Juanita Elizondo, Director, Corporate Relations - Fiesta Mart, Inc.
  • Glenn Godkin, President, Greater Houston Region - Wells Fargo Bank
  • Steve Harter, President - Notre Capital Ventures
  • Jacob Monty, Managing Partner - Monty & Ramirez, LLP
  • Vanessa Perez, Graduate Engineer - AECOM Technical Services Inc.
  • Graciela Saenz, J.D. , Attorney - Saenz and Burkhardt, PLLC
  • Suzanne Suarez, Manager, International and Signature Services - Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
  • Juan Tello, Principal - Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Marlen J. Trujillo, MBA, Chief Executive Officer - Spring Branch Community Health Center
  • Evangelina Trejo Villagomez, Ph.D., Research Scientist - The Methodist Diabetes & Metabolism Institute

CMAS Staff

  • Tatcho Mindiola, Ph.D, Director
  • Rebeca Treviño, Program Manager
  • Holly Laurenzana, Events Assistant
  • Sonia RamirezMarketing/Communications Assistant

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2013 Noche Cultural Banquet - Video

2012 Noche Cultural Banquet - Video

2012 Noche Cultural Banquet Photo Gallery

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