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Hall of Recognition

For those who made the
throughout the years.

2018 Padrino Award  Recipients

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University.


Ms. Foulis has helped hundreds of students gain understanding of the experiences Latinos face in Ohio and throughout the U.S. through class curriculum and volunteer opportunities serving the local Latino communities.

Jessica Rodriguez Bell

Attorney & Founder of Rodriguez Bell & DiFranco Law Office, LLC.

Ms. Rodriguez Bell has served thousands of Latino community members in various cases of immigration; specifically in partnership with the Ohio Hispanic Coalition in assisting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other victims of crime in processing visas to enhance survivor and family safety.

Recipients receiving their award.

Past Recipients

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown
City of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman
Primary One Health
Honda of America, 2009 Recipient
Charleta Tavares, Columbus City Council
Jamie Sierra, City of Columbus Fire Dept. 2009 recipient
Adriana Johnson, Promotora de Salud, 2009 recipient
Directions for Youth & Families
Buckeye Health Plan
Children Hunger Alliance
Richard Herman, Attorney, Herman Legal Group
Luis Orozco, Telemundo News Anchor, 2009 recipient
Stu Itani, Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Ryan Sander, Attorney, Capital Law - Family Clinic, 2017 recipient
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