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Luminaria Awards Previous Winners

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1st Annual Luminaria Award Winners, 2010

  • Faculty (2):
    Dr. Alfred Mathewson
    Dr. Gabriel Sanchez

  • Staff (2):
    Custodial Staff from Biology (Toby Lucero, Phil Aragon, Martin Jaramillo, & Magdalena Vela)
    Christopher Ramirez

  • Student (1):
    Michelle Richardson

  • Student Organization (1):
    Queer Straight Alliance & LGBTQ Center (Adam Quintero, Jeffrey Waldo, & David Griffith)

  • Community Organization (1):
    The Native Health Initiative

2nd Annual Luminaria Awards, 2011

  • Faculty (1):
    Dr. Margaret E. Montoya, UNM School of Law

  • Staff (1):
    George Williams, Jr., Accessibility Resource Center

  • Student (1):
    Stephanie Tran, Medical student

  • Student Organization (1):
    The Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color (PNMGC)

  • Community Organization (1):
    Somos Un Pueblo Unido

  • Inaugural Inclusive Excellence Award (1):
    Dr. Jozi De Leon

3rd Annual Luminaria Awards, 2012

  • Faculty Award (2):
    Dr. Nancy Lopez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
    Dr. Tryphenia Peele-Eady, Assistant Professor, Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies

  • Student Award (2):
    Ife Ambessah Hampton, Sociology Major
    Jordon Johnson, Ph. D. Candidate in American Studies

  • Student Organization Awards (1):
    Junior Scientist Outreach Program and the Association for the Advancement of Minorities in Medicine (AAMA)

  • Community Organization Award (1):
    Young Women United

  • Inclusive Excellence Award (1):
    Dr. Lawrence Roybal

4th Annual Presidential Luminaria Awards, 2013

  • Faculty Award (2):
    Dr. Cynthia Arndell, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UNM Health Sciences Center
    Dr. Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez, Dickason Professor, UNM School of Law

  • Staff Award (2):
    Veronica Mendez-Cruz, Director, El Centro de la Raza (
    Retired)
    Dr. Don Trahan, Student Health and Counseling and African American Student Services

  • Student Award (2):
    Marisa Silva
    Claudia Mitchell

  •  Inaugural Inclusion, Access, and Student Success Award (1):
    Jennifer Gomez-Chavez, Director for Student Academic Success

  • Inclusive Excellence Award (1):
    Dr. Jamal Martin, Africana Studies, and Family & Community Medicine


5th Annual Presidential Luminaria Awards, 2014

  • Faculty Award (1):
    Dr. Jessica Goodkind

  • Staff Award (1):
    Margaret (Guida) Leicester

  • Student Award (1):
    William Campillo

  • Community Organization Award (1):
    New Mexico Black History Month Organizing Committee

  • Inclusion, Access, and Student Success Award (1):

    Alma Rosa Silva-Bañuelos, Director for the LGBTQ Resource Center

  • Inclusive Excellence Award (1):
    Yvette Kaufman-Bell, Executive Director of the New Mexico Office for African American Affairs