Loyola Marymount University’s Latino Alumni Association will honor The Most Rev. José Gomez, archbishop of Los Angeles, with this year’s Community Service Award at its 30th annual Scholarship Awards dinner Thursday, Nov. 1.
Gomez, one of three honorees, is being recognized for his commitment to the Latino community, his leadership and his advocacy for Catholic education, according to the association.
Over the last 30 years, LMU’s Latino Alumni Association has awarded more than 1,400 scholarships totaling more than $3 million. In addition to tuition assistance, the program also provides mentorships and career development counseling.
An LMU alumnus, Armando Castro, will also be honored at the event. A member of the class of 1985, Castro, a partner in the law firm DLA Piper, will receive the association’s Alumni Role Model Award for his service to LMU and the Latino association, commitment to volunteerism and charitable giving, as well as his outstanding career accomplishments, a group spokesperson said.
The Chivas USA professional soccer team, which last month established a scholarship at LMU to support Latino students who demonstrate financial need, is also being honored for its commitment to Latino youth and its promotion of health and education programming in the community.