Washington, D.C. â Senator John Ensign today announced the appointment of Ellie Lopez-Bowlan, a University of Nevada Reno graduate, to serve as one of three on a commission to study the creation of a national museum of the American Latino.
âThis appointment is a tremendous achievement for Hispanics across Nevada because they can share their story about how they have made our country stronger,â said Ensign. âMs. Lopez-Bowlan has been a devoted advocate of the nursing profession, while tirelessly working for underserved populations. Her passion for the Hispanic community will serve her well as she takes on this new appointment.â
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell appointed Lopez-Bowlan at the urging of Senator Ensign because of her devotion to various health and Hispanic community organizations. She was a founding member of Alliance of Latinas in Action and Solidarity, a group who started a school mentoring program for Hispanic young women.
âI am honored and excited about serving on this commission. The group will examine the establishment of this long overdue museum in Washington, DC. The museum will preserve the artistic and cultural contributions of our ancestors, and will instill joy and pride in the American Latino youth,â said Lopez-Bowlan.
âMs. Lopez-Bowlan has been recognized by her peers for her dedication to Hispanic causes and to the empowerment of Hispanic children,â said Ensign. âTo say that her expertise would be an asset to this commission is an understatement.â
For her advocacy work, she has received several recognition awards such as the National La Promesa Award from the Latino Childrenâs Coalition, the March of Dimes Judith Seale Nursing Award, and the Truckee Meadows Community College Latina Role Model. Further, she contributes to a regular column in the Reno-Gazette Journal