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2012 Hispanic Heritage Month 35th Anniversary Awards Gala - Medallions of Excellence

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Lt. Col. Consuelo Kickbusch and George Lopez to be Honored
with Medallion of Excellence Awards on September 13

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Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (ret.)

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch was born and raised along the border in a small barrio in Laredo, Texas. After graduating from Hardin Simmons University, Kickbusch entered the U.S. Army as an officer and served for two decades. During that time, she broke barriers and set records in the military where she became the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army. When the opportunity arose to assume a command post, Kickbusch shocked the military by deciding to retire. She chose to honor her mother’s dying wish – for her to return to her roots and become a community leader. In 1996, Kickbusch founded the human development company, Educational Achievement Services, Inc. (EAS, Inc.), to fulfill her mission of preparing tomorrow’s leaders.

Throughout her career, Kickbusch has shared her personal knowledge on becoming an effective leader in today’s global marketplace with hundreds of schools, corporations, and government institutions both in the U.S. and abroad. She has been profiled on CNN’s Latino in America, Univision’s Don Francisco Presenta, the Lifetime Network, National Public Radio, the syndicated television program Hispanics Today, and American Latino Television’s Latination program and featured in O Magazine, Glamour and others.

George Lopez

George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career emcompasses television, film, standup  2012 HHM Medallion of Excellence George Lopez  comedy, and late-night television. In 2012, Lopez will host Fox's new dating series "Take Me Out" and will debut his third solo stand-up special on HBO. Lopez's other film credits include Rio, The Smurfs, Valentine's Day, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Swing Vote, Henry Poole Is Here, and Balls of Fury.For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in Warner Bros. Television's groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez. Additionally, Lopez is a two time Grammy nominee for his standup albums, El Mas Chingon and Team Leader. In may 2004, his autobiography Why You Crying? entered The New York Times Bestsellers Top 20.

In 2006, Lopez received a star on the Hollywood Walk fo Fame. In addition, Time Magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America and the Harris Poll named him one of the Top Ten Favorite Television Personalities. Lopez has received the Manny Mota Foundation Community Spirit Award and was named Honorary Mayor of Los Angeles. Other honors include an Imagen Vision Award, the Latino Spirit Award and the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award. The Lopez Foundation, founded by George, was established to create positive, permanent change for underprivileged children and adults confronting challenges in eduction and health, as well as increasing community awareness about kidney disease, organ donation, and the military. 

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