Gina Ponce Honored for Women’s History Month by U.S. Rep. Don Bacon
BELLEVUE, Nebraska – To celebrate Women’s History Month, Bellevue University’s Gina Ponce was selected to be honored by U.S. Rep. Don Bacon during a House of Representatives session held Monday.
Rep. Bacon from Nebraska’s Second District, honored Ponce, an Omaha native, for her positive influence and impact as a leader, volunteer and educator for the past three decades in the Omaha and Bellevue communities and across the state.
“I’m grateful to Congressman Bacon for selecting me to be honored for Women’s History Month,” Ponce, Director of Latino Community Outreach at Bellevue University, said. “It’s important to highlight the contributions women have made throughout history and continue to make today.”
Ponce has been in the Omaha metro since 1992 and has focused on causes and organizations related to women, youth and the Latino community. She is a Bellevue University alumni and earned both a Bachelor of Science in Management and Human Resources and a Master of Arts in Communication at the university.
She is President and founder of Women on a Mission for Change, a non-profit serving women and girls in the area of leadership. She currently serves on the City of Omaha Diversity and Inclusion Community Advisory group, South Omaha Community Care Council, the Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce boards, and the Kids Can Community Center board. Ponce has received several awards, including the Ethical Leadership Award, Women of Color Leadership Award and the Latina of the Year.
Ponce will be presented a ceremonial copy of Congressman Bacon’s congressional floor speech honoring her on the floor of the House of Representatives chamber in Washington, D.C.
The original speech may be viewed here: www.c-span.org/video/?c4951060/user-clip-womens-history-month
About Bellevue University
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommision.org).