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Dean Dr. Miguel Molina Receives Mexican Government's Ohtli Award

December 16, 2021

Dr. Miguel Molina posing with award and colleagues

Dr. Miguel Molina, Dean of Connection and Onboarding at Sacramento City College, has received the Mexican government’s highest award given to individuals who have opened pathways to Mexicans abroad, specifically in the United States. Dr. Molina was presented with the prestigious Ohtli Award recently at a ceremony held by the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento.

"This was a huge and pleasant surprise to be honored for my lifetime of work," he says. "It represented to me the legacy of my parents serving others, as well as the years of serving the Latino community of families, students and parents to demystify the going to college pathway and how to pay for it, as well as navigate their degrees towards their career goals.

"It included my work with Dreamers, and collaborations with all segments of higher education and their respective programs and conferences. The honor means the most to me for the disproportionate students who I have served, who were predominantly low income, first-generation and who often faced barriers from reaching their dreams through higher education but who have instead met the challenge and gone on to become professionals, mentors, educators and role models for the generations behind them."

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