Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala announces “Educator of the Year” Awardee

Evelyn González-Mills

The 2017 Steering Committee of the Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala (MCEHG) announces that Evelyn González-Mills, Counselor and Professor at Montgomery College will be the recipient of the “Educator of the Year” Award to be presented during the gala celebration on September 7, 2017 to take place at The Fillmore Silver Spring.

Evelyn González-Mills has been a Counselor and Professor at Montgomery College for 18 years, during this tenure she has served as Advisor to the Latino Student Union, LSU. She also teaches the International Student Seminar and works closely with a diverse student population to help them achieve their personal, educational, and career goals.

In 2013, she was selected to participate in the Smithsonian Faculty Fellowship. That same year, she was awarded Montgomery College’s Outstanding Faculty Service Award.

For over three decades, she has been dedicated to working with youth and families, particularly Latino youth, helping them achieve their educational goal of graduating from high school and college.

Before joining Montgomery College, González-Mills worked as a counselor at Bell Multicultural High School and at the Latin American Youth Center. As the Advisor to the Latino Student Union at Montgomery College, she encourages students to play a leadership role at the school and to get involved with local and international issues.

The 2017 “Advocate of the Year” Award will be presented to Teresa Rios Wright, Montgomery County Public Schools Instructional Specialist.

The Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala is a 100% volunteer-run event and 501c(3) organization committed to assisting Latino youth and qualifying students from our diverse communities achieve a high level of education. Funds raised support the Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship Program which provides financial assistance to scholars enrolled in Maryland higher learning institutions.

To become a Sponsor, Donate or to Purchase Tickets, visit: www.montgomeryhispanicgala.org

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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