Noche de Leonas Honors Local Female Leaders
Posted Date: March 28th, 2022A celebration Saturday night at Columbia Basin College honored the contributions of
local Latina leaders in the Tri-Cities. The “Noche de Leonas” was presented by the
Tri-Cities League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council.
Columbia Basin College
By: Jay Frank
The seven honorees included a recent CBC graduate of the Radiologic Technology program,
Leslie M. Jimenez. The six other honorees were: Juana Alejandra Bautista, Alicia Izaguirre,
Maria Pacheco, Maria J. Lopez, Norma Rodriguez and Blanche Barajas.
The LULAC Council exists to advance the educational, political and economic cause
of Hispanic populations in the United States, and bills itself as the oldest such
Hispanic organization in the country.
The dinner at CBC included music, dancing, singing and video tributes to the seven
women honorees. The event was designed to help the community listen to the experiences
of these women and learn more about how more support can be provided to help create
the female leaders of the future.
Helping present the honors were CBC President Rebekah Woods as well as all three superintendants
of local K-12 school districts.