Washington, D.C., June 11, 2020 — The National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM), is pleased to announce the 2020 National Hispanic Heritage Month Winning Poster. We received multiple posters submissions from members of the community, public servants, students and local and national partners. After a close evaluation and a voting process from the NCHEPM Council, we are happy to congratulate Mr. Jesús Cudemus, Digital Services Division, Office of Safety Recommendations &
Communications, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for winning the poster contest. We also
want to thank everyone who participated.
Mr. Cudemus submitted the winning poster, stating “The infinity ribbon design was inspired by the theme, Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace the Future. The greatness of America can be measured by the collective contributions of its citizens past and present, and our future will be measured by our ability to uphold and instill unto others our most valuable assets: our shared culture, history, knowledge, and sense of community. As Hispanics, taking pride in the accomplishments and achievements of our mentors and our ancestors brings into focus the endless possibilities available to us today and boosts our capacity for embracing the future. This is our infinite cycle.”
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the contributions and importance of the Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
The Hispanic Heritage observance began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The NCHEPM is a membership-based organization consisting of an executive board, members, associates, and partners from multiple Federal agencies and other organizations from across the United States, advocating for greater Hispanic participation in the Federal Government workforce. For more information about the Council, please visit www.nationalcouncilhepm.org