The César E. Chávez Award is to be presented to one UMM student and one faculty/staff every year.

Award recipients are recognized for their contribution to the Latino Community, Communities of Color, and for support of Workers Rights while personifying the values embodied by the late legendary labor and civil rights leader, César E. Chávez, which include: service to others, sacrifice, a preference to help the most needy, determination, non-violence, tolerance, respect for life, celebrating community, knowledge, and innovation. 

Chávez was instrumental in the development of the National Farm Workers Association.

Recent faculty/staff and student recipients of the award include:

  • 2004: Bonnie Tipcke and Phoebe Trepp
  • 2005: Ida Martinez and Isaiah Brokenleg
  • 2006: Pareena Lawrence and Viri Zuniga
  • 2007: Andy Lopez and Miracle Obeta
  • Recommendation forms are available by clicking here

    We look forward to your nominations.
    Thankfully yours,
    United Latinos


















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