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    The Inaugural HAL Distinguished Alumni Award

    The HAL Distinguished Alumni Award salutes the achievements of an alumnus who has demonstrated an exemplary record of distinguished service and achievement in our community post-graduation of the Hispanic Austin Leadership (HAL) program, an initiative of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC).  The awardee should have made a positive impact on our community, exhibited outstanding achievement in his/her profession, and serve as an inspiration to current HAL students and alumni.  The awardee must have the highest standard of personal integrity and character.  The awardee will be formally recognized at the GAHCC CELEBRANDO Austin gala to be held Saturday, August 29th, 2015.


    Eligible Nominees

    All HAL alumni are eligible for consideration of this award, with an exception of members from the HAL Alumni Committee and current members of the GAHCC Board of Directors.  For the purpose of this award, “alumni” is defined as an individual who has completed the HAL program.  Self-nomination for the award is allowed.


    Method of Nomination

    Nominations for the award may be made by any of the following individuals or groups below:

    • Any graduate of Hispanic Austin Leadership
    • Any member of the GAHCC Board of Directors
    • Any member of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Nomination Criteria:

    1. A Nomination Form must be provided (see attached)
    2. Nominators are encouraged to provide supporting items that further distinguish the nominee. Such items include, but are not limited to:
      • Letter(s) of support from non-family members
      • Current resume of the individual
      • Current biography on the individual
      • Newspaper / magazine articles / any media
      • Other items of interest to support nomination
    3. Completed nominations should be sent to halagahcc(at) by June 3rd, 2015.
    4. Once a nomination is received, the HAL Alumni Committee will contact the nominee to inform them of their nomination.  At that time, the nominee must agree that if they are selected for the award, that they would be willing to be interviewed on camera no later than June 17th to be acknowledged at the CELEBRANDO Austin gala.
    5. Once nominated, the individual’s name remains in nomination for a total of three years.  To be considered for this cycle, nominations must be received by the aforementioned deadline.  All entries received after the deadline will be considered active for the next three years.
    6. There are no limitations on the total number of nominations accepted for consideration.
    7. The name of the nominator will not be disclosed to the public.
    8. The winner will be notified by the selection committee no later than June 10th of 2015.

    Please click here to download Call for Nominations 2015 form.

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