The NACOPRW NY 2014 Scholarship Awards Gala was a huge success!! 

A few words from President Michelle Centeno:



On October 2, 2014, NACOPRW-NY Chapter awarded five individual $1,000 scholarship awards to:

  • Alyssa Del-Valle, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY pursuing a major in Communication Arts.
  • Dalila Mendez, CUNY Brooklyn College, pursuing a BA in Elementary Education with a Bilingual Extension.
  • Arielys Mendoza, SUNY Fredonia pursuing Biomedical Engineering & Physics BA.  
  • Ariel Randall, Delaware State University pursuing a major as a School Psychologist.
  • Gabrielle Rodrigo, SUNY Stony Brook pursuing a PhD in Child Psychology. 

NACOPRW NY Chapter gave recognition to the following four phenomenal NY women of Puerto Rican descent:

  • Ellen Chang, NYPD Inspector, Community Affairs.  
  • Yolanda Pumarejo, VP SSEU Local 371.
  • Jasmine Ray, Founder Wall Ball World. 
  • Carol Robles-Roman, CEO & President Legal Momentum.


Congratulations to the 2014 Scholarship Awardees & Honorees!!!

Thank You to:

  • NYPD Commissioner William Bratton for attending the event. 
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for providing the Proclamations to the Honorees and the Citations to the Scholarship Awardees and for attending the event. 
  • NYS Assemblyman Marcos Crespo for attending the event. 
  • NYC Comptroller Scott Stinger for providing the Commendations to the four Honorees.
  • SSEU Local 371 President Anthony Wells for attending the event. 
  • Bronx Chamber of Commerce Lenny Caro.
  • and Special Mention to Adam Clayton Powell Jr. for attending the event.


We thank the following for sponsoring the event; their sponsorship enabled the event to be a success:

  • Bronx Lebanon Hospital
  • Food Fest & Victory Foods
  • Giovanni's Bar/Restaurant
  • Glackens Bar
  • GOYA Foods
  • LaPaz Funeral Home
  • The J Cap Foundation
  • The New York Botanical Gardens
  • MACY's Dept Store
  • Municipal Credit Union (MCU)
  • NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • The Honorable Nelson Roman
  • Port Morris Distillery
  • Tosca Restaurant
  • Urban Health Plan



Also a very special thanks to:


  • NACOPRW-NY Scholarship Gala Chairperson Maribel Gonzalez, proprieter of the South of France Bar/Restaurant, Bronx, NY.
  • The Scholarship Awards Committee Chairperson Alexa M. Aviles.
  • Deliah Ramos
  • Jacqueline Villodas
  • Abel & Evelyn Marrero
  • Maria Roman
  • Rose Rodriquez, Mistress of Ceremony.

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Pictures of the Honorees, and Scholarship Recipients attending the 2013 Scholarship Awards and Gala Dinner may viewed by clicking here.  

On Oct 2, 2014 the NACOPRW-NY Chapter awarded five individual $1,000 scholarship awards to: 

  • Alyssa Del-Valle, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY pursuing a major in Communication Arts.
  • Delila Mendez, CUNY Brooklyn College, pursuing a BA in Elementary Education with a Bilingual Extension.
  • Arielys Mendoza, SUNY Fredonia pursuing Biomedical Engineering & Physics BA.  
  • Ariel Randall, Delaware State University pursuing a major as a School Psychologist.
  • Gabrielle Rodrigo, SUNY Stony Brook pursuing a PhD in Child Psychology.