Nuestro Pueblo Awards 2019

ChristianGalloway, N.J. – MimiTwo Stockton University students and a professor are among 11 people who will be honored at the first Nuestro Pueblo Awards from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Stockton Atlantic City Academic Center, 3711 Atlantic Ave.

The Havana Nights Celebration is sponsored by the Stockton Unidos organization and the Hispanic Association of Atlantic County (HAAC).  It will also include music, food and dancing.

Cordero-RomanRiveraThe honorees are: 

Future Leader Award: Christian Cabrera, a freshman biochemistry/molecular biology major who recently became the new youth representative on the Citizen Advisory Board of Atlantic City

Community Service Award: Stockton senior Edbelinda “Mimi” Nambo, for her work with Catholic Charities as well as other youth and outreach programs

RiveraSodhaLifetime Achievement in Education Award: Stockton Associate Professor of Spanish Arnaldo Cordero-Roman for his dedication to Stockton, where he has taught since 1999

Arts & Entertainment: Local DJ Mauricio “DJ Sammy” Baquero

Education: Jonathan Rivera, an Atlantic City High School guidance counselor

Entrepreneurship: Evan Sanchez from Authentic City Partners

IvetteRosaHealthcare: Ivette Guillermo-McGahee from Allies in Caring

Nuestro Amigo/a: Jay Sodha from the Atlantic City Multicultural Community Center

Organizational Amigo/a: AtlantiCare Mission Health Care (FQHC)

Public Service: Rosa Farias from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

OrtizSTEM: Robert Ortiz from AtlantiCareDJ

Jessica Grullon, Nuestro Pueblo Awards planning committee chair, said the event is designed to “promote community involvement and advancement of our Hispanic cultural heritage by recognizing individuals and/or organizations that are making a difference in ‘nuestro pueblo’ – our community.”

The Cuban-themed event will include professional dancers to keep the dance floor bustling. There will also be a cash bar. Net proceeds will benefit Unidos and HAAC scholarship funds.

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through the Unidos website at  For more information, contact

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Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Stockton University
Galloway, N.J. 08205