With over 300 awards distributed and $400,000+ in funding provided, Hispanic Communicators DFW created the Where Are They Now page to follow and highlight the college and career journeys of former HCDFW scholarship recipients.

Previous recipients have gone on to careers in journalism, public relations, marketing, teaching, legal, entrepreneurship, technology, and corporate communications in Fortune 10 Companies and top 5 Media Markets, among other fields.

We invite all recipients to connect with us and share their journeys. For the next steps, email HCDFW at membership@hcdfw.org.

Mario Montalvo
Mario Montalvo
2014, 2015

Mario Montalvo is originally from South Texas. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 2015 and is a two-time Hispanic Communicator DFW Scholarship winner (2014 and 2015). During college, Mario was an editor for the Tarrant County College Collegian newspaper. He also interned at the Fort Worth Weekly, and worked as a production assistant at […]

Stella Chavez
1992, 1993, 1994

Stella Chavez finds the stories that often linger in shadows, whether it be those of migrant farm workers in Florida or a sexual abuse victim. While at The Dallas Morning News in 2006, Stella co-authored “Yolanda’s Crossing.” The seven-part series details the 5,000-mile journey of a young Mexican girl abused repeatedly by an uncle who […]

Israel Rivera

Before Israel Rivera even graduated from Skyline High School, he was running his own illustration business and receiving accolades for his work, which included commissioned work for portraits of Hispanic role models such as broadcaster Gloria Campos and actor Edward James Olmos. While attending the University of North Texas as a design major, he worked […]

Alex Cerda

Alex Cerda, a scholarship winner in 2006, is the social media manager for the Dallas Stars, our local hockey team. Alex began his career in broadcasting and has worked as a multimedia reporter, producer and assignment manager. A random stroke of timing and quick wits had all of Dallas-Fort Worth talking about one of his tweets […]

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