2015 Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Awards Gala

Distinguished Hispanic Ohioans

Luis Cartagena
Ruben Contreras
Joselito Gracia
Tille Hidalgo Lima
Manuel Santana Sr. 

Nuestra Familia

Ed Cohn
Kel Fligner
Leonard Hubert
Alyssa Wagner

Latino Military Service of Distiction

Anita Menchaca-Bratton
Pedro J. Muñoz

Special Awards

~ Special Recognition ~

Juan Andrade

~ Alma de la Comunidad ~

Anamaria Perales-Lang



Originally the Hispanic Service Award, the Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award was established in 1980 by the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission. This award was created to fulfill the Commission’s mandate to “secure appropriate recognition of the accomplishments of Hispanic/ Latino people of this state.” Each year, Latino community leaders, friends, family, legislators and other state government representatives gather to attend this event. As of 2005, the Commission encourages and welcomes public nominations of unique community members who serve and strive to improve Ohio. In 2010, the DHO started honoring Latino service members through the Latino Military Service of Distinction Award.