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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HAMMOND HISPANIC COMMUNITY COMMITTEE

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PRESIDENT

DEBBIE TREVINO

Resident of Highland, Indiana

Works for School City of Hammond

Married for over 40 years

Board Member of the

Lake County Redevelopment Commission

President of SCH Office Personnel

President of Lakeside Homeowners Association

Jerame Hicks began his higher educational career during the summer of 1995 as an Indiana University-Bloomington Groups student. He graduated with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and African American Studies. Hicks continued his education and obtained Special Education teaching licensure and a Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University-Northwest, P-12 Administrative Licensure from Indiana Wesleyan University and is currently in the Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Organizational Leadership program at IWU. As the current Principal of Oliver P. Morton High School, Hicks stays involved with many SCH stakeholders and tries to give others the guidance and opportunities he has been privileged to obtain as a Servant Leader.

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VICE PRESIDENT

JERAME HICKS

TREASURER

FOUNDING MEMBER

CO-CHAIR FUNDRAISER EVENTS

JOE ALAMILLO

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HISTORIAN

JUAN ANDRADE

BOARD MEMBER

Multi-Media for HHCC

Lifelong East Chicago resident

Longtime community activist & member of numerous non for profit boards

Lake County Adult Probation Officer

Able to speak on many community issues/solutions

Founder Nuestra Comunidad NWI on WLTH AM 1370 Radio www.ustream.tv/channel/wlth-talk

( 219  ) 712-5701 cell

JMAndrade@comcast.net

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HONORARY MEMBER

FORMER HHCC PRESIDENT

SYLVIA PLANER

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BOARD MEMBER

LOURDES CHAVEZ

     Anthony Salinas started his educational career when he attended Indiana University from 1994 to 1999 and was part of the Groups Program at IU in Bloomington, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Spanish Education, with an ESL/Bilingual Certification. As a student teacher in Edinburg, Texas he was able to use his ESL skills for 12 weeks in a border town where Spanish is the prominent language of the students who reside there. This was a very exciting and unique experience for him as an educator.  He also earned a Master of Science Degree from Purdue Calumet (Northwest) in Educational Administration in 2006 and in 2018 he earned a certification in English as a New Language.

 

     Anthony Salinas is a passionate educator who exhibits a relentless drive for public education and a school culture of success.  He has worked over 24 years in the School City of Hammond. His professional experiences have been as a teacher and an administrator.  He has held many administrative roles including Assistant Principal, Principal, EL Director and currently serves as the Executive Director of Elementary Education. 

 

      Having the opportunity to support families in several capacities has been such a heartfelt fulfillment. Building a relationship and creating a positive learning environment, both at home and at school is important to him. Working with the students, teachers, and parents over the years is what he enjoys.

      Anthony Salinas has the honor of working with and supporting the School City of Hammond elementary principals. Working with such an amazing and dedicated group of professionals is such a privilege to him.

      Previously, Tony Salinas have served on the Board of Directors for the Hammond Education Foundation. Currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Hammond Hispanic Community Committee and as Co-Chair for the Latino Resource Fair providing ways to make a difference in Hispanic community.

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BOARD MEMBER

ANTHONY SALINAS

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BOARD MEMBER

ROXANNA LUGO O'ROURKE

Catalina Rodriguez is passionate about equity in education and success for first-generation college students. She is committed to the empowerment and advancement of students across various stages of their education and career journey. Currently, she serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Educational Opportunity Programs at Purdue University Northwest. This division is comprised of the 21st Century Scholars program and five (5) federally funded TRIO programs: Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search (Hammond and Westville), Student Support Services, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement program. Since 2013, Catalina serves as the Director of Student Support Services, a federal TRIO program designed to increase the college retention and graduation rates of low-income, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities. While at Purdue Northwest, Catalina has secured over $7.5 million in grant funding. Catalina received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She has a Master’s in Education and Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago. As the child of Mexican immigrants and a first-generation college student herself, she understands the power of education and the doors it opens. Connect with her at linkedin.com/in/catirodriguez.

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BOARD MEMBER

CATALINA E. RODRIGUEZ

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DANIEL MORELOS

BOARD MEMBER

Luz Magaña is currently the Project Assistant for Grants and Strategic Initiatives at Calumet College of St. Joseph. She assumed the position in 2021 and is primarily responsible for creating strategic initiatives in compliance with CCSJ's accreditation as a Hispanic Serving Institution, in compliance with its $5 million STEM grant.

Prior to joining the CCSJ family, Luz initially interned at the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), which was followed by an offer of employment as an Administrative Assistant, responsible for assisting staff in their field operations duties, leadership development, and helping organize and conduct the USHLI national conference, attended annually by 6,000 present and future leaders representing 40 states. 

Later, Luz served as Finance & Scholarship Coordinator at USHLI. In this capacity, Luz helped families and students in preparing for college. In addition, Luz represented USHLI on panels addressing the educational & financial needs of first-generation students.

Luz received her Associate Degree in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from Ivy Tech Community College, and is currently enrolled in the Business program at CCSJ. She is planning to graduate in 2023.

She enjoys traveling, exercising, nature, and speaking to groups and audiences in her native language, Spanish. 

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BOARD MEMBER

LUZ MAGAÑA

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