Carlos Eire

National Book Award winning author, Riggs Professor of History and Religion – Yale University

Dr. Eduardo J. Padron

President, Miami Dade College, American Council on Education – Innovator of the Year, Children’s Hero Award, Hispanic Achievement Award in Education, Centennial Academic Leadership Award

Dr. Pedro Jose “Joe” Greer

MacArthur “genius” fellow, Presidential Medal of Freedom Honoree, Hispanic Heritage Awards Leadership Honoree, Founder, Camillus Health Concern

Jorge Pardo

MacArthur “genius” fellow, World-­‐renowned sculptor, Lucelia Artist award winner

Lorna Feijoo and Lorena Feijoo

Prima Ballerinas of the Boston Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet respectively

Dr. Pedro A. Sanchez

MacArthur “genius” Fellow, Co-Chair, United Nations Millenium Project Hunger Task Force, Director, Millenium Villages Project, Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Andy Garcia

Academy Award Nominee, Imagen Foundation Creative Achievement Award, ALMA Award Winner

Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

National Arts and Humanities Medal Honoree, Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature, Yale University, Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, MLA Katherine Singer Kovacks Prize

Orlando Diaz Azcuy

Interior Design hall of fame, Robb Report, Top Ten Designer, Interiors Magazine Designer of the Year

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Grammy-­award winning producer and musician, Fifteen-­time Grammy Award Nominee, ASCAP Vanguard Award

Gustavo Perez Firmat

Feinson Professor of Humanities, Columbia University, Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Award winning author and poet

Mirta Ojito

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Professor, Columbia University School of Journalism, Author, “Finding Mañana”, American Society of Newspaper Editors Award winning journalist

Alvaro de Molina

Former CEO, GMAC Financial Services and CFO, Bank of America

Hon. Raoul G. Cantero III

Justice, Supreme Court of Florida, 2002-­‐2008

Felix S. Sabates, Jr.

CEO, Top Sales Company, 1969-­2001, Chairman, Trinity Yachts, NASCAR Team Owner

Don Jose Orlando Padron

Chairman, Padron Cigars

Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras

World Champion Freediver

Tony Perez

MLB Hall of Fame, Hispanic Heritage Award Recipient, Honoree, Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, World Series Champion – 1975,1976,1990, Seven-­time MLB All-­‐Star

Achy Obejas

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, LAMBDA award winning novelist, Studs Terkel Journalism Prize

Steven Bauer

Two-­time Golden Globe nominee