The  (Latinos Uniting & Networking for Advancement) LUNA Receptions promote higher education and career advancement within the community”

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2015 — The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), with the continued support of Anheuser-Busch, today announced the upcoming dates and locations for its 2015-2016 LUNA (Latinos Uniting & Networking for Advancement) receptions.

The new calendar, with its slate of prestigious speakers, kicks off today, with its first reception to occur in Chicago, 6-9 pm, at the Hotel Palomar, and featuring keynote speaker David Iglesias, Director of the J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Wheaton College.

LUNA Receptions bring together HSF Scholars, Alumni and other accomplished Latino professionals to network, build relationships, and get involved in advancing higher education for Hispanic students.

These events, which are held throughout the U.S., feature high-caliber keynote speakers and enable attendees to walk away with new contacts and opportunities to enhance their respective professional journeys.

LUNA Receptions are held in collaboration with community organizations and professional associations, strengthening these partnerships by joining together to advance and promote higher education and career opportunities within the Latino community, for the benefit of the country.

This season’s LUNA events will continue through 2016, with additional receptions in New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Dallas.

“The LUNA Receptions have served as a catalyst for bringing together Latino professionals who are eager to promote higher education and career advancement within the community,” said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “They not only give those attending a better understanding of the great work that HSF does and how they can help, they also provide a rare opportunity to network with outstanding individuals who represent virtually every stage and type of career, from across the public and private sectors,” he said.

Prominent speakers at past LUNA events have included HSF Alum and Treasurer of the United States, Rosie Rios; CEO of the Southern California Gas Company, Dennis Arreola; and Noticiero Univision news anchor and HSF Board of Directors member, María Elena Salinas.

LUNA receptions will be held in the following cities:

• New York, NY – May 13, 2015

• Washington, DC – September 24, 2015

• Houston, TX – October 21, 2015

• San Francisco, CA – TBD

• Los Angeles, CA – January 27, 2016

• Dallas, TX – February 24, 2016

Individuals can register and learn more about the series and featured speakers at
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Fund has awarded over $470 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents.

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