Hispanic Heritage Foundation Award

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Award

Natalicio Recognized Nationally for STEM Efforts

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation recognized University of Texas at El Paso President Diana Natalicio with the STEM Award at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards in September 2016 in Washington, D.C. The awards recognized the accomplishments of leaders in various fields while celebrating Latino cultural pride and Latinos’ great promise for America’s future.

“[President Natalicio’s] impact on Latino students and our community has been tremendous,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “With two-thirds of new jobs over the next decade projected to be filled by Latinos, Dr. Natalicio is preparing our students in the STEM fields to help move America forward.”

ExxonMobil sponsored the HHF STEM award and echoed the importance of the work happening on the UTEP campus.

“At ExxonMobil we depend on bright minds of all backgrounds to keep us at the forefront of solving America’s toughest energy challenges,” said ExxonMobil Project Executive William H. Eisner. “We salute Dr. Diana Natalicio for her role in making The University of Texas at El Paso one of the premier institutions growing generations of Hispanic engineers and helping ExxonMobil achieve our goals.”

- Lauren Macias-Cervantes