New Horizons, a group formed to promote community, business and education efforts among the state's minority populations, has announced 11 scholarship awards and 10 community and business related awards for 1992.
Receiving scholarships from New Horizons were Ofa Kinikini, who will attend the University of Utah; Ngoc Nguyen, Weber State University; Berniece Leonard, Southern Utah University; John Florez II, Utah State University; and Les Palmer, Salt Lake Community College. Mai Luong, Adam Hettich, Alfredo Garcia, and Malta Taumalolo were given scholarships by SLCC, while Taunya Benns was the recipient of a scholarship from Herb Diaz of Redi-Ray and Chad Gonzales received a scholarship donated by USU.The New Horizon Business Award 1992 went to Tom Hori of REDCON, Andy Henderson of Henderson Plumbing, Cal Nez of Cal Nez Design & Advertising, and Phil Uipi, an attorney.
Maria Garciaz, Salt Lake Neighborhood Housing Services, received the New Horizons Community Award; Fanaye Turner, state MESA coordinator, the New Horizons Education Award; Eugene Glenn, Federal Bureau of Investigations, the New Horizons Government Award; and Tony Semerad, Salt Lake Tribune, the New Horizons Media Award.
Pepsi West and TCI Cablevision received the Grand Sponsorship Award. Josie Valdez of the Small Business Administration; Alberta Henry, NAACP; Manuel Romero, Utah Coalition de La Raza; KXIV Channel 14; KUED Channel 7; and Elaine Coronado, Hispanic Alliance for Free Trade, won special awards.