STOCKTON — Three individuals are being inducted into the Mexican American hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017.
The establishment of the Mexican American Hall of Fame (MAHF) traces its beginning back to 1989 when it began under the auspices of the then Mexican American Chamber of Commerce. It came to fruition when the original committee voted to initiate and induct nine members of the Hispanic community into the Hall of Fame in 1990. Since that date, 156 outstanding individuals who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the advancement of Hispanics in San Joaquin County have been honored for their dedication and service.
Induction into the Mexican American Hall of Fame demonstrates a wealth of deserving candidates who reflect the importance of being active in the community in order to bring about change and are a significant part of the social, cultural, economic and political fabric within the County. In addition, MAHF aims to hold up to our youth these positive role models that they can emulate in developing their self-esteem and identity formation.
This year’s inductees honored are Claudia Moreno-Rabago for Education, Rudy Gonzales for Military and for Volunteer of the Year award, Leticia De Santiago.
These outstanding and dedicated individuals will be honored and inducted into the Mexican American Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Elkhorn Country Club.