Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Alumni
The John A. Dinneen, S.J. Hispanic Alumni Community Service Award
Alberto Vasallo, ’89
From 1981 to present day Alberto Vasallo, has worked for El Mundo Newspaper, the largest Latino newspaper in New England in various capacities. In 2012 El Mundo Newpaper celebrated its 40th anniversary with a historic, first-of-its-kind celebration at America's Most Beloved Ballpark - Fenway Park and Alberto became President and CEO of this family-run business.
From 1992 to 2001, Alberto hosted and co-produced one of Spanish radio’s most popular drive time radio shows (La Hora del Café), ushering in the talk radio format for Spanish radio.
In 1995, Alberto partnered with the Boston Red Sox in promoting and implementing the Latino Youth Recognition days at Fenway Park. The event includes a pre-game ceremony with Red Sox Latino players honoring top Latino academic achievers from the area's public middle schools.
In 2004 he initiated the highly successful El Mundo Latino Career Expo series, the largest and most diverse Latino job fairs featuring top recruiters and qualified candidates.
Last year, Alberto developed and hosted the El Mundo Hispanic Heritage Breakfast which featured the state's most visible leaders in a festive environment to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Mr. Vasallo also works for two television shows on Channel 7, WHDH. Since 1995 he has produced and hosted REVISTA HISPANA, and he is a correspondent and host for URBAN UPDATE.
Alberto is a graduate of Boston College High School and Boston College. His father Alberto Vasallo, Jr. was born in Havana, Cuba. and his mother, Flor, is a native of Ecuador, South America.
About the Award...
The late Reverend John A. Dinneen, S.J. was a charter member of the Archbishop Oscar Romero Scholarship Committee of Boston College and was responsible for the acquisition of the initial money from the Society of Jesus to inaugurate the scholarship. Father Dinneen was a mentor, an active benefactor, a committed worker and a valuable friend to the Archbishop Oscar Romero Scholarship Committee and to the AHANA community.
In honor of the late Father Dinneen, the Committee created the John A. Dinneen, S.J. Hispanic Alumni Community Service Award.
This prestigious award recognizes
- an alumna/us of Latin American descent,
- from a Boston College undergraduate or graduate program,
- graduated at least five years ago, and
- whose work and service (both at Boston College and beyond) best reflect Archbishop Romero's ideals and Father Dinneen's commitment, leadership and service to the Latino community.
Ilyitch Nahiely Tábora, A&S ‘03, GSSW ‘05
2010 Maria Luisa Wilson-Portuondo, LGSOE'73
Dr. Olga Lattarulo
Dr. Patricia Arredondo
Luisa (Julie) Muniz
Alumni Committee Chairs 2012-2013
Gabriel Verdaguer, Chair
Alumni Committee Members 2012-2013
To join the committee please contact:
Eva Maynard at email@example.com