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HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS PAST HONOREES

2023

Café Tacvba
Arts
Cesar Conde
Media
Omar Apollo
Inspira

Siete Family Foods
Entrepreneurship

Wisin
Vision

2022

Daddy Yankee
Legend
Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora
Entrepreneurship
Victoria Alonso
Vision

Ariana Debose
Inspira

Olga E. Custodio
STEM Award

Los Lobos
Arts

2021

Carlos Santana
Legend

Coach Ron Rivera
Sports

Ivy Queen
Vision

Kali Uchis
Inspira

Clara O’Farrell, Christina Hernandez, and Diana Trujillo
STEM Award

Salma Hayek
Arts

2020

Bad Bunny
Vision

Jessica Alba
Business

Selena Gomez
Art
Farm Workers
Heroes

Linda Ronstadt
Legend

Sebastian Yatra
Inspira
John Lewis
Ally

2019

Residente (René Pérez)
Vision

Eugenio Derbez
Film

Alejandro Fernández
Music

“Canelo” Álvarez
Inspira
Sylvia Acevedo, Alejandra Y. Castillo, Virginia Kase, Mónica Ramírez
Leadership

2018

Daniel Lubetzky
Entrepreneurship
Sister Norma
Leadership
Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon
Culture
Karol G
Inspira
MJ Rodriguez
Trailblazer
Ingrid Hoffmann
Culinary Arts
Jesse & Joy
Vision

2017

Gael Garcia Bernal
Vision

Rudy Beserra
Leadership

Latin Recording Academy
Arts

Alba Colon
STEM

Luis Fonsi
Trailblazer

DREAMers
Inspira

2016

Massy Arias
Wellness

J Balvin
Vision

Junot Diaz
Literature

Fania All-Stars
Arts

George Herrera
Business

Tony Jimenez
Technology

Angelica Maria
Legend

Dr. Diana Natalicio
STEM

Prince Royce
Inspira

Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Leadership

2015

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Education

Robert Rodriguez
Vision

Dr. Vladamir Alvarado
STEM

Arturo Sandoval
Master of Arts

Maria Gomez
Healthcare

Pedro Martinez
Sports

Ana Gabriel
Legend

Becky G
Inspira

2014

Bernie Williams
Sports

Carl Hayden High School Robotics Team
Education

Zoe Saldaña
Vision

Pepe Aguilar
Master of Arts

Carlos Vives
Legend

Henry Muñoz
Leadership

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa
STEM

2013

Alberto Carvalho
Education
Eva Longoria
Community Service
Lucero
Vision
Chef Jose Andres
Design
Juan Pablo Montoya
Sports
Los Tigres del Norte
Legend
Maria Teresa Kumar
Leadership
National Math and Science Initiative
STEM
Diego Luna
Inspira

2011

Hugo Sanchez
Sports

Jorge Vergara
Business

Dr. Elizabeth Molina Morgan
Education

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr.
Leadership

Rubén Blades
Arts

Juanes
Vision

Roberto “Chespirito” Gomez Bolaños
Legend

William Levy
Inspira

2010

Juan Luis Guerra
Arts
Monika Mantilla
Business
The Honorable Luis V. Gutierrez
Leadership
Mario Kreutzberger “Don Francisco”
Legend
Jaime Escalante
Math and Science

Cuauhtémoc Blanco
Sports

Alejandro Sanz
Vision

America Ferrera
Inspria

2009

Olga Tañon
Arts

Dora the Explorer
Education

Maná
Green

Romero Britto
Humanitarian

Senator Robert Mendez
Leadership

Richard A. Tapia
Math and Science

Oscar de la Hoya
Sports

2007

Ensemble Cast of Love in the Time of Cholera
Arts

Honorable Xavier Becerra
Education

Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Education

Dr. Inés Cifuentes
Math and Science

Tony Peréz
Sports

Rosario Dawson
Vision

2006

Antonio Banderas
Arts
Dr. Juliet Villarreal García
Education
Lt. Col. Consuelo Kickbusch (Retired)
Leadership
José Feliciano
Lifetime Achievement
Juan Marichal
Sports
Jim Johnson
Vision

2005

Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese
Arts
Jane L. Delgado Ph.D M.S.
Education
Honorable Carlos M. Gutierrez
Leadership
Tab Ramos
Sports
Soledad O’Brien
Vision

2004

John Leguizamo
Arts
Dr. Gloria G. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Education
Juan D. González
Leadership
Sandra Benítez
Literature
Andrés Cantor
Sports
Narcisco Rodriguez
Vision

2003

Sonia Manzano
Education

Linda Chávez-Thompson
Leadership

Denise Chávez
Literature

Omar Minaya
Sports

Anne Marie Tallman
Vision

2002

Ricky Martin
Arts

Fr. Virgilio F. Elizondo
Education

Lisa Quiroz
Leadership

Julia Alvarez
Literature

Derek Parra
Sports

2001

Gregory Nava
Arts
Judith Baca
Education

Cristina Saralegui
Leadership

Liz Balmaseda
Literature

Mary Joe Fernandez
Sports

2000

Anthony Quinn
Arts

Hon. Cruz Reynoso
Education

Dolores Huerta
Leadership

Oscar Hijuelos
Literature

Sammy Sosa
Sports

1999

Martin Sheen
Arts

Abraham Chavez
Education

Antonia Coello Novello
Leadership

Celia Cruz
Lifetime Achievement

Luis J. Rodríguez
Literature

Rebecca Lobo
Sports

1998

Sonia Manzano
Education

Linda Chávez-Thompson
Leadership

Denise Chávez
Literature

Omar Minaya
Sports

Anne Marie Tallman
Vision

1997

Andy Garcia
Arts

Amelia V. Betanzos
Education

Hon. Bill Richardson
Leadership

Carmen Zapata
Lifetime Achievement

Nicholasa Mohr
Literature

Nancy Lopez
Sports

1996

Carmen Delgado-Votaw
Education
Hon. Federico F. Peña
Leadership
Oscar De La Renta
Lifetime Achievement
Isabel Allende
Literature
Jimmy Smits
Performing Arts
Bobby Bonilla
Sports

1995

Ambassador Minerva Bernardino
Education

Ellen Ochoa, Ph.D.
Leadership

Raul Julia
Lifetime Achievement

José Antonio Burciaga
Literature

Israel “Cachao” Lopez
Performing Arts

1994

Dr. Manuel Berriozábal
Education

Baldemar Velasquez
Leadership

Dr. Hilda Perera
Literature

Tito Puente
Performing Arts

Tommy Núñez
Sports

1993

Sister Isolina Ferre
Education
Raúl Yzaguirre
Leadership
Luis Santeiro
Literature
Gloria & Emilio Estefan
Performing Arts
Juan “Chi Chi” Rodríguez
Sports

1992

Hon. Henry G. Cisneros
Education

Dr. Antonia Pantoja
Leadership

Luis Valdez
Literature

Edward James Olmos
Performing Arts

José Luís “Chegui” Torres
Sports

1991

Dr. Joseph A. Fernandez
Education

Hon. Margarita Esquiroz
Leadership

Eduardo Mata
Performing Arts

1990

Dr. Pedro José Greer, Jr.
Leadership

Rita Moreno
Performing Arts

Tom Tellez
Sports

1989

Dr. Hector Perez Garcia
Leadership

Jimmy Santiago Baca
Literature

Fernando Bujones
Performing Arts

1988

Jaime Escalante
Education
Dr. Nicolas Kanellos
Literature
Orlando Agudelo-Botero
Visual Arts

1987

Ernest Z. Robles
Education

Archbishop Patrick Flores
Leadership

Jesse Treviño
Visual Arts

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