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February 3, 1997
Hispanic Scholarship Banquet Set
Municipal court Judge Yvonne T. Sanchez will be the keynote speaker at the 23rd annual scholarship banquet hosted by Whittier College's Hispanic alumni association, Alianza de los Amigos, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, at Tamayo Restaurant in East Los Angeles. Dinner will be preceded by a no-host social hour.
Tickets are $100 per person, and reservations must be made by February 15. For more information, or to make reservations, call the Whittier College Center of Mexican American Affairs at (562) 907-4283. All proceeds from the dinner will go toward scholarships.
Miguel Santana, a 1991 graduate of Whittier College who works as a legislative deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, will be inducted into the Alianza Hall of Fame, which recognizes the personal and professional achievements of outstanding Hispanic alumni.
Santana monitors and introduces policy for Supervisor Molina on issues ranging from education to immigration, human relations and personnel issues, and affirmative action. A double major in sociology and Latin American studies with a minor in Spanish, Santana was active in student government while at Whittier, and he also served as liaison between the college and local churches involved in the Whittier area winter shelter program for the homeless.
Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and strong pre-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts. Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus.
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