NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- National Urban Fellows (NUF), the premier public service leadership organization for minority professionals, is set to celebrate the organization's 50th anniversary with a year-long schedule of events. NUF will kick off its 50th Anniversary Campaign: Breaking Barriers, Building Leaders during a gala at The Westin Times Square on January 30, 2019. The fundraising event, hosted by NBC News Channel 4 anchor, Lynda Baquero will honor the first 10 of 50 influential alumni selected to be recognized. Entrepreneur, Natalie Cofield is also confirmed as a speaker. Throughout the year the organization will host a series of events across the country to honor NUF fellows, alumni, partners and supporters.
"It's with great pride that I join our board, fellows, employees and partners in celebrating NUF's 50th anniversary," said Miguel Garcia, Jr., CEO and President. "Our success is due not only to our ongoing strategy to build diversity leadership, but also to the 1700 alumni who share our vision and help to make it possible."
List of Alumni to Be Honored at NUF's NY 50th Anniversary Gala:
Ezunial Burts, Retired – Class of 1972
Rev. L.C. "Bob" Hopes, Retired – Class of 1981
Iris R. Jimenez-Hernandez, Senior Vice President, MAXIMUS – Class of 1983
Nina Martinez -Burger, Owner, Minerales de San Miguel LLC – Class of 1988
Grace A. Scales, Principal, G.A.S. Consulting Services – Class of 1989
Ronald Langston, Principal, Langston Global Enterprises – Class of 1990
Michelle J.DePass, President & CEO Meyer, Memorial Trust – Class of 1998
Honorable Francisco P. Moya, Councilman 21st District New York City Council – Class of 2000
Honorable Ron T. Kim, Assemblyman 40th District New York State Assembly – Class of 2005
Leticia Peguero, Vice President of Programs, Nathan Cummings Foundation – Class of 2008
Honorable Yuh-Line Niou, Assemblywoman 65th District New York State Assembly – Class of 2011
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The National Urban Fellows is the premier leadership development organization and voice of authority on leadership diversity in the country. Throughout the years, NUF's signature MPA program has graduated 45 classes since its inception with various academic institutions including Yale University, Occidental College, Bucknell University, and over the last 37 years with the CUNY Bernard M. Baruch Austin Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. This year NUF partnered with Georgetown University to make the McCourt School of Public Policy the organization's new academic home.
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