Alba Colon wins Hispanic Heritage Foundation STEM Award

first_imgThe Hispanic Heritage Awards included top Latino performers and personalities paying tribute to the honorees from the stage on Sept. 14 in Washington, D.C., and will be broadcast nationally Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS.RELATED: Alba Colon blazes a trail in racing“As a Latina in a traditionally underrepresented field, Alba Colon is a transformative role-model for our community,” José Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, said in a press release. “The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is privileged to honor her with the STEM Award.”Colon, who was born in Spain and grew up in Puerto Rico, began as Chevrolet Racing Program Manager for the NASCAR Cup Series, working with drivers such as Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, Johnson, Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and many more. Under her charge, Chevrolet has now amassed 285 race wins, 11 Drivers’ Championships and 14 Manufacturers’ Championships. Alba Colon, who has played a key role in Chevrolet’s NASCAR success, from Dale Earnhardt’s to Jimmie Johnson’s championships and more, won a title of her own: the STEM award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.Racing partners offered praise Tuesday for the science, technology, engineering and math award presented to one of NASCAR’s fiercest competitors.last_img

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