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Curiel Honored For Commitment To Service

September 15, 2022

Director of UC Merced's Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education, or CARE, Yesenia Curiel was awarded Outstanding Latina Woman by the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Each year, Merced County's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honors outstanding Latina women who demonstrate a true commitment to service and compassion.

Yesenia was nominated by Merced community members and was one of three women chosen to receive the award on the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15/22). Yesenia also received recognition from the city of Merced, Senator Anna Caballero, Senator Adam Grey, Senator Alex Padilla, Congressman Jim Costa, and California's Attorney General Rob Bonta at this event.