Luis Angel Ramos, Jr., M.A.Ed.
Author, Book Release September 2019- Education Reality, The Relationship Between Values/Character and The HS Drop Out Rate
in Puerto Rico (based on USA, Latin America research, personal experience and work performed in several states including Puerto
Angragogist/Andragogo- Adult Education Specialist
*Personal & Professional Web Page:http://americano3777.tripod.com/
*Professional Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luisramoseducator
Education Experience from Head Start to Higher Education in Nine Universities/Colleges & Public & Private Schools in three
States... HI, PA, FL and PR
["Attitude = 100%. If you add the alphabetical value of every letter of the word attitude you will get a 100 numeric result"
2005 City of Deltona Candidate for Commissioner- District 5
1998- Mentor & Department of Juvenile Justice Administrative Assistant for Volusia & Flagler
2019 Superheroes Summer Camp Teacher/ Activities at Rey de Reyes Church/Caribbean Bilingual Christian School/2019 Spanish.
Also, coordinated legwork on my proposal on a liaison penpal verbal agreement between the two schools for students to communicate
and learn/practice English & Spanish (FL/PR)
2019 Spanish Teacher- Stetson Baptist School
4/2019 Tutor for Club Z In-Home Tutoring Services, Daytona Beach to Longwood
4/2019 Scoring Evaluator with Kelly Services for FCATs (2017-PA, 2019-GA) in Lake Mary
Actor Extra on the Hawaii Five O TV Show 2019
Mock or Practice Judge for the 2018 Miss Latina Hawaii Scholarship Pageant Event
*TV Commercial as Admissions/ Marketing/Promotions/Temporary Position as Hispanic Campaign Manager for a new college promoted
in Univision & Telemundo in Central Florida: http://youtu.be/4enNw7jrn6w
2018 Hawaii Department of Education (HDOE) Special Education Teacher
2018 HDOE Substitute Teacher
2018 Atlantic International University, Honolulu & Florida- Bilingual Student Services Counselor
Summer 2018 Teacher English as a Second Language Activity Director for International Students at the University of Hawaii,
Former President R.E.S.T. Ramos Education Services & Translations, Inc.
*2013 Masters Degree in Arts in Education 4.00 G.P.A.
*B.S. in Business Management/International Business (My Graduation Story was selected and featured in the Reading Eagle Newspaper)
*A.A.S. in Human Resource Management
*Also Finished Pre-Engineering Program at UPR with Honors
*New Bedford High School, MA Honors Graduate
*Most Outstanding Graduate Trophy at Longfellow Middle School, Yonkers, NY
*Highest G.P.A. "LADDER AWARD" Eladio J. Vega Elementary School Aguadilla, PR
2018 Certificate Personable Identifiable Information Training
2018 Certificate Active Shooter Training, Emergency Management Institute, FEMA
*Former Teacher at Private Seminole County School: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social
Studies, Health & Physical Education
Engage Compassion Summit by Convoy of Hope Hawaii 08/25/2018 at First Assembly of God,
Red Hill, 3400 Monalua Rd. Honolulu, HI
Convoy of Hope has served in Worldwide Catastrophes and conducted over 1,000 reach out events for 25 years.
Disaster Services & Preparedness
Food & Nutrition Security In Your Community
· Autism Community Training for 1 CEU by Easter Seals Northeast Central Florida while working as the 7 & 8 Grades Math, Social
Studies, Language Arts, Science, Health and Physical Education Teacher at a Private school in Florida. September 6, 2017
*Former RISE Coordinator: Youth Abstinence Trainer & Grant Writing Committee Member
Central Florida Pregnancy Center Training:
Project S.O.S.: Positive Youth Development: Envision: Defining Your Direction in Life Journal:
Goal Setting, Boundaries, Refusal Strategies, Unhealthy Relationships, Substance Abuse,
Media Influences, Bullying & Suicide
EQUIPPED TO SERVE: Caring for Women In Crisis Pregnancies, A Volunteer Training Manual,
The Client, Crisis Counseling, Connecting with Clients, Communication Skills, Office
Procedures, The Negative Test, Evangelism, Abortion Information & Abstinence History in the USA, Classroom Control, Social
*School of Adult Education
Adjunct Professor, Daytona State College, Deltona Campus
High School Level: Language Arts, Math, Science & Social Studies
*Volusia County Schools
Math Teacher: ESE, Geometry, Algebra & Honors
ESOL, Spanish, Language Arts, Math, Civics, World History, etc.
Leadership Experience Developing Youth Educational Programs:
* 1st Deltona Coordinator for Boys & Girls Club ( Member for the First Deltona Youth Summit
"Teens Reaching for the Stars"), *1st Deltona Coordinator for YMCA Hispanic Achievers
National Program Pilot
* District Executive Director for Volusia West Boy Scouts of America then
volunteer for National Soccer Pilot Program & Eagle Dinner Coordinator
· Undergraduate College Senior Year- Boy Scouts of America Cub Master/Program Assistant
(P/T) - Coordinated a National Pilot Program with inner city kids in three Public Elementary
Schools in Reading, PA (1995). I served as a BSA Career Day Speaker at Reading High School
& at PEPP Summer Youth Leadership Program at Penn State Berks (1995-96).
*1. Former Coordinator for Project Safe at The House Next Door, Inc. Youth Alcohol, Tobacco
& Drug Prevention Program for Middle Schools in Deltona through monthly activities and a
Parent Awareness Newsletter Editor
* 2. Board Member for The House Next Door, Inc. a $2 million Family & Youth Counseling
Agency covering 2 counties
* Chair for the Youth Committee & Board Member for Volusia County Hispanic Association
* Public Relations Person & Chairperson for The Hispanic Heritage Celebration for El Santuario
* Diversity Trainer at P.R.H.S./Substitute Teacher/Community Advisory Board to Help "Breach
The Gap to Stop the Hispanic Student Dropout Rate" at Volusia County Schools
* Youth Explosion for Christ Community Advisory Board
Adult Students Poem:
Por Luis Ángel Ramos Irizarry
Hoy decides estudiar…
¿Cuanto debes sacrificar?
¿Quién te va a apoyar?
¿Qué Barreras debes sobrepasar?
¿Cómo volver a aprender a estudiar?
La montaña no es fácil de escalar
Mas el proceso es tuyo para diseñar
Imagínate caminando en tu graduación
Tus metas serán tu motivación!
By Luis Angel Ramos Irizarry
Today you decide to study...
How much should you sacrifice?
How do you you start?
Who will support you?
What barriers must you exceed?
How will you learn to study again?
The mountain isn't easy to climb
But the process is yours to design
Imagine yourself walking to your
Your goals will be your motivation!
*TV Commercial as Admissions/Marketing/Promotions/Temporary Position as Hispanic
Campaign Manager for a new college: http://youtu.be/4enNw7jrn6w
*Also see my Facebook Group: Boricuas en Deltona, Volusia County, FL 7,200 members*
Nuevo grupo: AMERICANOS: Latinos/Hispanos de Volusia County 2,000 members:
"The Journey is what brings us Happiness not the Destination." Joel Osteen & Joyce Meyer
["Attitude = 100%. If you add the alphabetical value of every letter of the word attitude you will
get a 100 numeric result" Jimmy Cabrera]
"Attitude is a choice and it determines ACCESS" Murdoc...
"Quality teams of people must sustain true alliances of dignity and respect. These partnerships
propel everyone forward in their journey." Dr. Samuel Betances
“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits
-- George Patton
[Attitude = 100%. If you add the alphabetical value of every letter of the word attitude you will
get a 100 numeric result.]
ATTITUDE= If you add the alphabetical value of this word you will get 100=100%
|ANDRAGOGIST ADULT EDUCATION SPECIALIST
|MASTERS IN EDUCATION 2013 FAMILY PLAQUE
|SCHOOL OF ADULT EDUCATION DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE
|PROFESSOR PREPARATORY CLASSES FOR THE GED DELTONA CAMPUS
|MASTERS DEGREE ADULT EDUCATION
|4.00 GPA AT 42 Years Old YES it Can Be DONE!
| Daytona State College- Recruitment/Admissions
|Public Relations/Community Mentoring/Leadership Development/Event Planner/Coordinator/Festival Orgn.
|Director of the Office of Development
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla
|MY Life Featured in book by John Hernandez
|Deltona The Beginings
|MY Life Featured in book by John Hernandez
|Deltona: The Beginings!
|MY Life Featured in book by John Hernandez
|Deltona: The Beginings!
|Luis Angel Ramos US Secretary of Education 2002
|Dr. Paige at the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
|College Financial Aid Recruiter Advisor
|at a Youth Explosion for Christ Deltona Concert
|STEPS AWARD HIGHEST GPA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
|ESCUELA ELADIO J. VEGA AGUADILLA PUERTO RICO
|STEPS of The US Congress Appointed by Congressman
|Mica to the National Congressional Hispanic Leadership Summit 2004
|R.E.S.T. Ramos Educational Services & Transl. Inc.
|Boricuas en Deltona, Volusia County, FL
|DeLand Chamber of Commerce Ecucation Committee
|Director of Student Services & Director of Marketing Angley College
Angel Ramos, M.A. Andragogist (Adult Education Specialist)
My name is Luis and many people call me
Louie. I am 43 years old and I moved to Deltona in 1997. I love my community
wherever I have lived (NY, PR, RI, MA, PA, and FL). "Leadership through
Servanthood or Service" is what I believe in and have practiced throughout
my life. I have been involved in every aspect of my community ever
Currently, I am living in Deltona, Florida, USA after just coming
back from Puerto Rico where I was for four years; where I spent my
childhood and I worked on developing a small business in education,
another in the food industry, finished my Master's in Adult Education
(Andragogy) and helped my dad fight against cancer... which he won (THANKS
TO A GOD THAT STILL HEALS SINCE AFTER FOUR OPERATIONS, FOUR SESSONS OF CHEMO
THERAPY AND FOUR SESSIONS OF RATIO THERAPY HE CAME OUT TO BE POSITIVE IN A
PETSCAN... YET, I PRAYED AND HE WAS NEGATIVE IN THREE BIOPSIES) and now is he
undergoing plastic surgery for the fourth time to fix the mess from the first
Who are you?
Your life in others... TEACHER, TUTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPER & SERVANT... I
love to meet new people daily its like a vice... I am very down to earth with
people I know and get to know well. Mostly searching for life meaning or
purpose on a daily base. I do not know what my future holds yet; I know who
holds my future.. . GOD
“Who are you? Your Life
How you affect others determines the
essence of who you are. Being a Latino/Hispanic or as I call it an “Americano”
in the United States of America is being part of a change in demographics,
politics and the face of our Nation and therefore our world. Hispanics/Latinos
or again as I prefer “Americanos”; since America is a Spanish name given by an
Italian conqueror; need to honor, understand and accept our history to move on
into and be able to understand our present and work effectively in our future
together in synergy. We are the heartbeat of America! Being here at this time
of transition, demands a responsibility of participation by all Americanos in
every aspect of our neighborhoods, schools, cities, counties, states and
Nation. We must provide a helping hand in this transition not only to other
Americanos; but also non-Americanos Americans.
I was born in
Brooklyn, New York from American citizen parents born in Puerto Rico. I was
registered at birth in Brooklyn, NY as
Luis Angel Ramos (Irizarry- mother's last name used in Puerto Rico), Jr. I should
have been registered as the third
since my dad is also registered as Junior. Anyways, my name is a combination
grandfathers' names: Luis Ramos Valentin, Sr. (Veteran of WWII and Korea) and
Angel Irizarry Tevenal, Sr. (Railroad Engineer in Puerto Rico) both from
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. I was born in
Brooklyn, New York. I grew up in
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico accross the street from the beach and near all my
family, my church, my school and great friends.
As the first
generation in my family to attend college, education is higher priority in my
life for me in America, Latin-America and the world. I believe this passion for
education comes from being bilingual and bicultural. Social Sciences have
always been my forte and my best grade in elementary in Aguadilla Puerto Rico
as well as in middle school in Yonkers, New York as well as in high school in
New Bedford, Massachusetts and in college (University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla
& Engineering College of Mayaguez, Reading Community College, Reading, PA,
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and finally Metropolitan University of Puerto
2013 I finished my Master's in Adult Education with a 4.00 GP.A. from the
Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico. In May 1995 I received a
BSBA in Business Management with an Emphasis in International Business from Kutztown
University of Pennsylvania. In June 1993 I received an AAS in Human Resource
Management from Reading Area Community College. I also finished the
Pre-Engineering Program with Honors at the University of Puerto Rico in the
Aguadilla and the Engineering College of Mayaguez. I earned 100 credits and
finished one year of Business Management courses earning certificates on
academic excellence and extracurricular activities representing the Regional
College of Aguadilla at the national theater competition as the lights and
sound technician where we won first place. My best experience at the University
of Puerto Rico was to be a student guide Counselor for new students as part of
the Counseling Department. Back in 1992-93, I was accepted in several
Universities to complete my bachelors in Electrical Engineering at the mainland
including: Penn State, Parks Illinois University, Florida State, UMASS and
Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Yet; I decided to move to continue my
studies part time while working full time with the family of my best high
school friend (Peruvian and Puerto Rican) from Massachusetts to their new home
in Pennsylvania. The first day I moved to Reading, PA, I crossed the street and
enrolled to finish my associate’s degree at the local community college. I
worked full time as a banker and at the local mall to pay for my education and
personal expenses living on my own. Upon graduation my co-workers at the bank
gave me a great farewell since I was hired by Aetna Health Insurance. They made
me wear hat and celebrated me with presents and the news that four of them were
going to start college and thanked me for my constant and “annoying but needed
advice on finishing their education”. They were very honest since I was the
only male and Americano working at the bank. I ended up working “on call” for
the bank on weekends when needed. I applied to Kutztown University of
Pennsylvania for my BS part time and after two classes I made the difficult
decision to take on several loans to finish my education full time at the age
of 23 years old.
My experience at
Kutztown University of PA Kutztown, PA was unequally rich of experiences like
never before. I received the Alumni Service Award 1995, served as:
International Students Organization- President, Latino Student Association-
Vice President, Student Mentor for the Academic Alliance for the Retention of
Minority Students, International Business Club, Represented the University at
the Latinos in Pennsylvania Conference 1995. My Graduation Story was featured in
the Reading Eagle Newspaper on Graduation Date! My Senior year Internship: Translator
for a Minority Business Development Center & Entrepreneurial
Development& Global Education Center (The Center received White House
and Presidential recognition in Spring 1995/Finalist for a United Nations
Educational Award in Spring 1995). I helped three clients develop business
plans and marketing strategies: grocery store future owner, a restaurant owner
and shoe-store owner/designer. My Senior Year Part Time Job- Boy Scouts of
America Cub Master/Program Assistant - Coordinated a National Pilot Program
with inner city kids in three Public Elementary Schools in Reading, PA (1995).
I served as a BSA Career Day Speaker at Reading High School & at PEPP
Summer Youth Leadership Program at Penn State Berks (1995-96).
My Management Skills
have taken me into Leadership in community work on a city, county, state and
national level and also into higher education as: Director of Development,
Director of Student Services/Marketing, Education Consultant, Financial Aid and
Leads Generator, Admissions Advisor/Community Mentor/ Recruiter, Assistant
Director for Multicultural Services and Director of Marketing/Advertising.
In my years in Florida, I worked in
factories, a cafeteria, as a sales manager in International Drive, as a
administrative assistant in Daytona Beach, as a teller, youth activities
coordinator, community festivals organizer, concerts advisor, voter
registration specialist, parades participant, as a college recruiter, as a
teacher's substitute, as talent show organizer, volunteer overseer... and other
citizenship commitments that have made me a representative of the people of
Deltona, Volusia County and Florida... Former YEC Community Advisory
Board, Former: 1st Deltona Coordinator for Boys & Girls Club, 1st Deltona
Coordinator for YMCA Hispanic Achievers National Program Pilot, Former District
Executive Director for Volusia West Boy Scouts of America, Former, Coordinator
for Project Safe (Youth Alcohol, Tobacco & Drug Prevention Program for
Middle Schools in Deltona through monthly activities and a Parent Awareness
Contract) & Former Board Member for The House Next Door, Inc., Former Chair
for the Youth Committee & Board Member for Volusia County Hispanic
Association, Former Public Relations Person & Chair Person for The Hispanic
Heritage Celebration for El Santuario Worship Center, Former Diversity Trainer
at P.R.H.S./Substitute Teacher/Community Advisory Board to Help "Breach
The Gap to Stop the Hispanic Student's. Drop Out Rate" at Volusia County
Schools, Former Community Mentor/ Recruiter/ Admissions Advisor and now
GED Professor for Daytona State College & Volusia Hispanic Volusia Chamber
Chair of Economic Development & Education Committees...
My goal is to work with
organizations that promote multicultural, educational, and good ethics in
today's global market. I enclose my resume and other documents for your review.
As a coordinator, business developer, assistant director, director, executive
and volunteer for several institutions in the Volusia County, Central Florida
area and Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania I have developed training skills, public
relations skills, job training skills, educational procedures skills,
fundraising skills, supervision skills, sales and promotional skills I would be
using for any partner organization.
I find myself to be a community
liaison or bridge between people and organizations and their goals and
accomplishments. This is a great time and opportunity to use my Community
Leadership, Higher Education experience: teaching, tutoring and mentoring
I have had the honor of
listening to great speakers that left their footprint in one way or another in
the history of this era:
Margaret Thatcher (UK) British Prime minister
US Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige
Excellency Elias Antonio Saca President of
the Republic of El Salvador
Dra Antonia Novello
1st Woman/PR- US Surgeon now
Dir NY Dep’t of Health
Hector Barreto, Jr.-
US Dir. of Small Bus &
Hector Barreto, Sr. -Founder US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Coach Yoast &
Coach Boone:The Real Life Coaches from Alexandria, GA on whose real life story
the movie "Remember The Titans" was based
PR Governor Sila
Governor Jeb Bush
Dr. Juan Andrades,
President of the United States Hispanic Leadership
Dr. Samuel Betances,
Dr. Jose D. Batista
(Identity Theory) Motivator/UN Advisor from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
President Clinton at Kutztown University of PA
Charlie Crist FL Gobernor
and former FL Secretary of Education/FL State Attorney
US Senator John Mica
(Volusia County) and many others...
I would love to continue to listen to
great speakers and meet them in person. I would love to meet anyone who makes a
diference in other people's life on purpose... Sincere
people, true friends; leaders through servanthood..
"We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes
seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own
talents." ~ Eric Hoffer
My education is as follows:
Class of 2013- Masters in Adult Education, UMET (Metropolitan
University of Puerto Rico)
4.0 GPA Classes Taken: Challenges & Controversies Educating an
Adult, Innovations and Education Challenges, Leadership in Adult Education,
Principles and Systematic Approach Education (two classes & a project to
1993-1995 Kutztown University of PA Kutztown, PA
B.S.B.A., Business Administration/International Business
*Received the Alumni Service Award 1995
International Students Organization- President,
Association- Vice President, Student Mentor for the Academic Alliance for the
Retention of Minority Students, International Business Club, Represented the
University at the: Philadelphia Puerto Rican Parade & The Latinos in
Pennsylvania Conference 1995. My Graduation Story was featured in the
Reading Eagle Newspaper on Graduation Date!
*Senior year Internship: Translator for a Minority Business
Development Center & Entrepreneurial Development & Global Education
Center (The Center received White House and Presidential recognition in
Spring 1995/Finalist for a United Nations Educational Award in Spring 1995). I
helped three clients develop business plans and marketing strategies: grocery
store future owner, a restaurant owner and shoe-store owner/designer.
Senior Year Part Time Job- Boy Scouts of America
Master/Program Assistant - Coordinated a National Pilot Program with inner
city kids in three Public Elementary Schools in Reading, PA (1995). I served as
a BSA Career Day Speaker at Reading High School& at PEPP Summer Youth
Leadership Program at Penn State Berks (1995-96).
1992-1993 Reading Area Community College Reading, PA- A.A.S.,
Human Resource Management- Worked as a Full Time Bank Teller and part time at
the Mall while attending school.
1988-1992 University of Puerto Rico Aguadilla & Mayagüez
Finished Pre-Engineering Program & One Year of Business
Management (100 credits)
*Received G.P.A. Honors & Extracurricular Certificate (Community
Colleges Drama Competition First Prize for La Cantante Calva Theater 88 Club
acting at Rio Piedras and Carolina Campuses)
1986-88 New Bedford High School, New Bedford, MA - (Honors),
Scholarship from the Spanish American Club
1983-86- Escuela Superior José de Diego, Aguadilla- Honores &
Obtuve un 98% en primera versión de Prueba Puertorriqueña. I received honors
certificate & a visit from the Department of Education for my 98% in the
first PRCAT tryout in 1986.
1982- Longfellow Middle School, Yonkers, New York- Received The
Most Outstanding Graduate Trophy, Physical Education Class Trophy, High Honors
with certificates in: English As a Second Language, English, Science, Math
& Social Studies.
1979- Eladio J. Vega, Escuela Elementaria Highest GPA- “STEPS
Award”, Yearly Scholarship by Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for uniform expenses
because of my High Honors GPA. I received Certificates from the Department of
Education, Department of Public Housing and the Police Athletic League
I thank John Hernandez for including my life story in his book about
Deltona's history.... I am honored and blessed and bless him and his book!!!
You helped many of us when we came to City of Deltona as new residents and I do
appreciate your help when you brought Banco Popular to Deltona (where I worked)
and the interview at your newspaper when I started working for the Boys &
Girls Club of Deltona (while working for DBCC) and also when we, Gladys, You
and I) went representing Volusia County Hispanics to the United States Hispanic
Leadership Institute Conference in Chicago...
Who are you? Your Life in Others...
"FROM THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE & TO THE
personal motto: "If I did
it, anybody can. No matter what hurdles life puts in your way, you can make it. It
is all about your attitude" [Attitude = 100%. If you add the alphabetical value of every letter of the word attitude you will
get a 100 numeric result.]
book read: "Anointed for Business" by Ed Silvoso
|Assitant Director of The Multicultural Center K.
|Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Class of 1995)
President at Kutztown University
Luís is a graduate from our university. I met him at an alumni reunion some eight years ago. We had
the opportunity to recruit him to work with us. In the time he was here he developed a number of leadership programs fro
our students, including a large event when he invited the people whose life was portrayed in “Remember the Titans".
He was very active as a young leader within the Hispanic community.
April 22, 2011, Javier managed Luis Angel indirectly at R.E.S.T. Ramos Educational
Services & Translations, Inc.
Org. & Educational Consultant, Executive, Life & Health Coach, Consulting Hypnotist at Life
Potential Solutions, LLC
Ramos is a visionary professional who is always looking to find ways to effect positive change and bring enlightment to his
clients and others around him.
May 19, 2011, Charles worked with Luis
Angel at Beach Community College (DBCC)
College Instructor, Administrator and Educational Trainer and Consultant
June 8, 2010, Jose A. worked with Luis Angel at Daytona Beach State College
Luis Angel Ramos is a hard working individual who cares
about each student who comes through the institution's doors. While he worked at DBCC, he recruited more students than the
average student recruiter; he took the time to listen and find the resources for every student inquiring about DBCC at that
time. You may say, although a cliche, that he went the "extra mile" to...more
University of Pennsylvania
President at Kutztown University
January 20, 2011, Javier advised Luis Angel at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Luis Angel graduated from our university, and a few years later he came back to work with us. In the
time he was here he developed a number of initiatives, including a very successful leadership program for Hispanic students.
I am sure he will be an asset to any organization.
Master of Ceremony, Coordinator, sought out funds and sponsors,
Promoter, Advertiser for
(Co-sponsored by the KU
Foundation & Athletics) and advertising: Promoting Diversity and Teamwork Through Sports on April 15, 2004. Herman
Boone and Bill Yoast, the real life heroes of inspirational movie Remember the Titans will be talking about their
experience leading their once racially divided football team to a championship title from opponents to team mates to brotherhood.
Attended by more than 500 culturally diverse participants (students, faculty, high schools and community). The event
was first page on the Reading Eagle Newspaper.
Assistant Director of Multicultural Services/Multicultural Center- (Graduating Class of 1995)
University of Pennsylvania Kutzown,
Implemented programs ($80,000.000 Department annual budget) related to and focused on the African American and Latino/Hispanic
academic, cultural and social experiences through Student Leadership Development Programs, race relations and intercultural
programs. Organized All Student Organizations Meetings, Sought out speakers (Mayor of Reading, PA) to address students on
the Martin Luther King Greek Dinner. Represented K.U. at different community events, PAL, Penn State-Berks, The Hispanic Center,
and Temple University.
ATTITUDE= If you add the alphabetical
value of this word you will get 100=100%
|Represented Central FL Hispanic Leadership
|Congressman John Mica
Meet Luis Angel Ramos, III
SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE
2005 LEADERSHIP CITIZEN'S ACADEMY
Leadership Summit Convened in Washington D.C.
Washington- Luis Angel Ramos, III of Deltona, FL
recently attended National Hispanic Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The two-day conference provided a forum for
more than 300 Hispanic participants from across the country to discuss a range of policy issues with members of the United
States Congress and the Bush Administration. The conference participants were nominated to attend by their member of
Congress (Congressman John Mica).
"At this critical time in our nation's history, it is imperative
that our nation's Hispanic Leaders and our federal officials exchange ideas about the most pressing issues affecting our families,
communities, and nation," said Sen.Kay Bailey Hutchinton (TX), Chairman of the Summit.
Judge Alberto Gonzalez, Counsel to the President of the United States, His Excellency Elias Antonio Saca President
of The Republic of El Salvador and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (TN) welcomed the delegates. Sen. Pete Domenici (NM) and U.S. Reps. Henry Bonilla (TX), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL), and
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL) updated them about Congress' Fall agenda.
Several member of President Bush's administration
addressed the Summit's attendees, including The Honorable Lynne V. Cheney.
Hector Barreto, Director of the United States Small Business Administration, briefed participants on economic security.
U.S. Senator Jon Kyle (AZ) spoke about creating financial security and Dr. Rene Rodriquez, President of the Inter- American College of Physicians and Surgeons discussed improving access to affordable health care. Dr.
Maria Fernandez Ferrier, Deputy Under Secretary of U.S. Department of Education, updated attendees on the President's education
"The sessions allowed us to have a meaningful dialogue about educating our children, providing quality health
care and creating jobs and opportunities for success," said Hutchison, the Summit's Chairman.
2002 GRADUATE OF THE LEADERSHIP WEST VOLUSIA CLASS
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF WEST VOLUSIA,
Luis Angel Ramos, III
Luis has been a resident of Deltona since 1997. Many of his family members have joined him here
with more to come. Luis has worked for a number of businesses and community agencies in Volusia County, including Banco Popular, Juvenile
Justice, The Boys and Girls Club of Volusia-Flagler Counties, YMCA Hispanic Achievers, House Next Door, Volusia County School
Board and Central Florida Council Boy Scouts of America. For five years he was employed at Daytona Beach Community College as a Community
Based Mentor, Admissions Advisor and Recruiter. Stationed at the newly built Deltona
City Hall, his area of coverage consisted of: Deltona, Debary, Orange
City, Pierson and the Orlando Business Corridor where many Volusia County residents are employed. In this
position, Luis represented DBCC at the West Volusia Chamber of Commerce, DeLand Chamber of Commerce, One Voice for Volusia,
every community event and festival in West Volusia Conty, Volusia County Day in Tallahassee, The United Way of Volusia and
Flagler County, Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Central Florida and The Central Florida Education Alliance. He earned
a Bachelor Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in International Business Management from Kutztown University of
Pennsylvania and an Associates Degree in Human Resource Management from Reading
Area Community College. He also
completed a Pre-Engineering Program at the University of Puerto
Rico in Aguadilla. Luis has been involved
in many projects. Some of them include:
1. 2005 National Conference on Leadership Diversity by UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives
2. 2002 LEADERSHIP CLASS MEMBER- West Volusia Chamber of Commerce 3. 2005 Teacher Substitute Certification
by the Volusia County School
Board/2004 Teaching Certificate by the State of Florida
for Business from Grades 6-12 (Temporary)
4. 2004 Appointed Member of the Latino Initiative Advisory Committee of Volusia County Schools
5. DBCC Adjunct Faculty Lifetime Teaching Certification- All Subjects in Adult Basic Education &
GED, Social Studies at the High School Level.
6. 2004 Appointed by Congressman Mica to represent Volusia
County at the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.
7. 2003 Planning Committee Member for the First Deltona Youth Summit "Teens Reaching for the Stars"
as a House Next Door Board Member/Sponsor as the Public Relations Person for El Santuario Worship Center and a Participant
as the DBCC- Community Mentor/ Recruiter/ Admissions Advisor.
8. 2002-2003 Board Member for The House Next Door - HND is a family-counseling and community/youth
programs agency that serves Volusia and Flagler Counties with a budget of $2 million per year.
9. 08/15/03-11/25/03- Voter Registration SpecialistCommonwealth of Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration
10. 2002-2003 Advisory Community Committee Member for Volusia County Elections Department
11. 2002-2003 Self Assessment Team Member and Public Relations Chair for the Volusia Agencies Partnership
Committee for Head Start, Mid Florida Community Services.
12. Prayer for America & Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2001-2002 Chairperson and Master of Ceremonies
13. Volusia County Hispanic Association (VCHA)- Past Public Relations Person and Board Member, Youth
Committee, Talent Show Committee, Festival Committee
14. Member for the United Way for Volusia and Flagler Counties Allocation Panel 2002
15. Public Relations Director- El Santuario Worship Center, Church
of GOD in Deltona and Osteen
16. Volunteer- Hispanic Health Initiatives of Central
Florida- Volusia County
17. Attended the 18th, 19th & 20th United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conferences (2000-20002)
in Chicago for college recruitment purposes (Participated in the 7th, 8th& 9th USHLI National College Fair- 4,000 students)
and training purposes and as a graduate of the USHLI 2000 Grassroots Leadership Training at Volusia County, as a graduate
of the Candidate Campaign Management Training and as a Go To Vote Campaign 1999-2002 volunteer in FL. Also, in 2002 attended
the USHLI 19th Conference as a Planning/Advising Committee Member representing Daytona
Beach Community College and the Central Florida Hispanics.
18. Board Member for the House Next Door, Inc. (2002-2003)- The HND is a non-profit family-counseling
agency that serves Volusia and Flagler Counties
with a budget of $2,000,000 per year. Project Safe Coordinator (2000) for the House Next Door, Inc.- A drug-alcohol and tobacco
free activities program targeting Middle Schools of the City of Deltona.
Sought out mentors and sponsors. Activities Coordinated/Created: Youth Talent Show, Free Pool Days at the YMCA, Free Skating
Day, etc. Editor for a monthly Parents Tips Newsletter.
19. National Scholarship Recipient of the 1st National Latino Leadership for the Future Grassroots
and Political Conference sponsored by: NALEO, NEA, LA RAZA, LA RASA, Colorado Education Association at the YMCA of Estes Park
in Denver Colorado.
20. Self Assessment-Team Member and Public Relations Person for Volusia Agencies Partnership Advisory
Committee for Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. Head
21. City of Deltona Key Leaders Project- (Leader and Interviewer of Linda White, Executive Director
for the Chamber of Commerce of West Volusia)- One Voice For Volusia, Inc.- County Community Oriented/Government Agencies working
22. YMCA Hispanic Achievers Coordinator (2001)- Sought out Community Professional Mentors/Sponsors/Board
Members for Middle and High School Students and created/coordinated yearly activities. Career Day Speaker Program at Reading High School
23. Boys & Girls Club Coordinator (1999)
24. Program Assistant/Den Leader- Boy Scouts of America Hawk Mountain Council- National Pilot Program
with inner city kids in three elementary schools in Reading, PA (1995).
25. PEPP Program/Empowering Latino Youth Leadership Program from Penn State Berks Campus Summer Program.
Luis’s personal motto: "If I did it, anybody can. No matter what hurdles life puts in your way, you can make
it. It is all about your attitude" [Attitude = 100%. If you add the alphabetical value of every letter of the word attitude
you will get a 100 numeric result.] Last book read: "Anointed
for Business" by Ed Silvoso
Desire creates... "We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems
that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents." ~ Eric Hoffer
|Governor of Puerto Rico Sila Calderon at the USHLI
|Served on 2002 USHLI 19th Conference as a Planning/Advising Committee Member represented FL Hispanic
CONFERENCE SHINES LIGHT ON LATINO POWER
by Silvia Garcia
Special To In Motion Daytona Beach Community College Newspaper November 2001 Volume 10 Issue 3
The significant role that Latinos play in the United States was the focus of the 19th annual U.S. Hispanic Leadership
Conference (USHLIC), held in Chicago.
Luis Ramos, a mentor/recruiter at Daytona Beach Community College, once again represented the college and its Hispanic
constituency at the prestigious event.
"This year the conference was again a life-changing expereince, whre I was able to grow as a Hispanic professional,"
Born in the United States, although from Puerto Rican roots, ramos moved back and forth between both countries for many
years. That's something that can be noticed in his conversational mix of English and Spanish. He considers himself
deeply Hispanic and considers it a blessing to be able to attend that annual conference.
USHLI is a Hispanic Instituted that convenes a unique consortium of corporate, labor, government, university and
nonprofit communities of interest inside the U.S. Latin community. the conference is celebrated every year and has become
the nation's premier Hispanic Event, with 8,000 registered participants and approximately 1,000 affiliated groups and organizations
This year's theme was: "Taking Control Of Our Destiny: Forging New Paths for the Continued Advancement and Empowering
of Latinos." That's a goal clearly addressed the Latin Population, whose political and economic powere is increasing
day by day, but who sometimes lack the training and mentoring needed to succeed.
Ramos was a volunteer at events that took place during the celebration, as well as a participant in a variety of workshops
and forums. One of the most interesting workshops concerned immigration and its objective was to dispel the
myths and stereotypes regarding Hispanics. Other important issues discussed were the relationship between Latinos and
the Bush Administration, the racial conflict in American cities and labor problems.
Among the important people attending the conference were the Governor of Puerto Rico (Main Speaker of the night), as
well as representatives from the White House, Congress and labor unions.
USHLI is currenting working on new projects aimed at Latin Students. Ramos has signed up for a program called:
"Strategic Alliance of Latino Students Association" or S.A.L.S.A., which is creating a network of oever 100 colleges and universities
to empower Latino studen leadership.
As part of the conference, USHLI held its 8th Annual College Fair, in which the DBCC's booth was one of the most visited
among students, Ramos said.
"I recruited 43 students interested in coming to DBCC," said an obviously proud Ramos, adding that the number "noted
a possible migration trend to Florida of Lationo from the Midwest."
This 19th edition of the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Conference emphasized once again, the important role tah Latinos play
in this country. Currently, there are 40 million Latinos in the United States, with a buying power of $500 bilion a
year, and an increasingly relevance in the social, political and economic life of America and globally.
Ramos is looking forward to attending next year's conference. He hopes to encourage other Latino Leaders and students
to make an effort to attend "this rich and empowering event" in 2002.
SEE SPANISH TRANSLATION- FIRST TIME IN THIS NEWSPAPER'S HISTORY
Planning/Advising Committee Member for the 19th,
U.S. Hispanic Leadership Conference 2001 representing Central Florida and DBCC.
Attended The 20TH & The 18th
U.S. Hispanic Leadership Conference 2002 & 2000 in Chicago for college recruitment (Participated on the 7th
USHLI National College Fair) and training purposes.
of the Candidate and Campaign Management Training by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)
2000 Organizer and
Graduate of the USHLI Grassroots Leadership Training at Volusia County with presentations from Volusia County, City of
Deltona and Volusia County School Board
|First Boys & Girls Club Coordinator Deltona Center
|P/T while working F/T as DBCC Community Mentor Recruiter
Newspaper Article on El Comunicador (The Communicator)
News paper (1999)
The building which
was donated by West Pest Control to the Boys and Girls Club of Deltona is now at the Campbell Park site- it was taken there
by a special truck process which took several hours...
DELTONA- On Saturday April 24th the Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler celebrated teh grand opening of their
Deltona Club at Campbell Park, hosted by Safeco Insurance. At the same time, Luis Angel Ramos was named Branch Director.
During the ceremony, Director Joseph Sullivan recalled that the African-American
Men's Club founded the Boys & Girls Club in Deltona in September 1992.
As an expression of appreciation for their visionary efforts Mr. Sullivan, assisted Deltona City Commissioner Lucille
Wheatley, who doubles as a club board member, presented individual plaques to Randolph Harris, Patrick Sobers, Gus Dowels,
Sam Hepburn, Austin Swaby, Thomas Fauntleroy, Arthur Harris, Julian Fredie, Herman Edlow, David Dickson, Ralph Marrow,
charles Allen, James Berry, James Girlbert, Earnest Culbreath, John Olier, Gladstone davidson, Frederick Lewis, Isaac Sewell,
Elroy Richards, Gene McNeil, Allen Patterson and Isaac Reed.
Elected officials and dignataries in attendance included Volusia County Council Chairperson Patricia Northey, who
also serves the Boys and Girls Club as Vice President for National /State Relations.
Additionally, Deltona Mayor John Masiarczyk and City Commissioners Jose A. Perez and Carl Carey were in attendance.
Phil Giorno, vice President of the Boys and Girls Club
for Support Services and Chairman of the Volusia County Democratic Executive Committee, participated in the proceedings.
LUIS ANGEL RAMOS by John Hernandez
Luis Angel Ramos was born in New York City and raised
in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He attended the University of Puerto Rico where he finished his Pre-Engineering Program/one
year of Business Management.
Before moving back
to the mainland, to further his education, he transferred some of his earned credits to Reading Area Community College
in Pennsylvania. He managed to work full time while attending collage on a full time basis. After one year he
received his A.A.S. Degree in Human Resource Management.
was accepted at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. While attending Kutztown University he held two jobs to cover his
living expenses. Ramos took loan after loan racking up to more than $15,000.00.
In May 1995 he received his B.S.B.A. Business Management with an Emphasis in International Business. He
earned the Kutztown University Alumni Center Service Award.
Ramos said: "Anyone can earn a college degree despite the obstacles life may place in one's way. Where there
is a will, there is a way."
(As a senior at Kutztown
University) He worked for a national pilot program in three city elementary schools in Reading PA operated by Hawk Mountain
Council for the Boy Scouts of America.
He also worked
as an Administrative Assistant, as an Supervisor for a Production Line and as an Income Maintenance Case Worker
(for the Welfare Department of the State of Pennsylvania).
Ramos has been a resident of Deltona for two years.
While working as an Administrative Assistant for The Department of Juvenile Justice District 12 Volusia and Flagler
Counties (Board/ Councils) he met Joe Sullivan, Director for the Boys and Girlst Club.
Ramos is presently employed by Daytona Beach Community College as a Community Recruiter.
He was named Branch Director fo the Deltona Boys and Girls Club for the new site at Campbell Park.
|Coordinated the 1st West Area Educational Congress
|by the Community Foundation of Puerto Rico at La Universidad InterAmericana de Puerto Rico
His Excellency Elias Antonio Saca President of The Republic of El Salvador
|Hector Barreto Jr. US Small Business Director
|Hector Barreto Sr. Founder of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
|PR GOVERNOR GARCIA PADILLA 2013
|R.E.S.T. PRESIDENT PUBLIC RELATIONS BUSINESS PROPOSSAL
|Dir Development UnivInterAmerPR Gov Luis Fortuno
|Attended US Dept. Education/US Faith Based Initiatives Grant Writing Seminars
|U.S. Surgeon General Dra. Antonia Novello
|The 1st National Latino Leadership for the Future
| (nationally selected for leadership scholarship) held at the YMCA of Denver, Colorado 2003
Selected Scholarship Recipient for the
Latino Leadership for the Future
and Political Conference
by The NEA, NALEO/LA RAZA/LA
RASA/ Colorado Education Association held at the YMCA Estes Park Denver Colorado.
|Declaration of 1st Puerto Rico Official Day
|in Capitol at Tallahassee, Florida
|Luis Ramos- 2005 Manuel Toro Leadership Award
|(Owner of La Prensa Newspaper, covers Central FL) Stella Diaz- 2005 Model of the Year Premios Paoli
|La Prensa News Paper of Central FL
From: Luis' family
Come celebrate with Luis his (first time given) "Manuel Toro
Community Service and Leadership Award" given in Orlando at the 23rd Paoli Awards 2005 (Orlando-Puerto Rico-Argentina) by
La Prensa News Paper.
WHEN: SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2005
|Premio al Liderazgo 'Manuel Toro'|
|Por primera vez en la historia de los Premios Paoli, se entregó el reconocimiento al Liderazgo
"Manuel A. Toro", fundador de La Prensa.|
La distinción fue instituida para reconocer a líderes hispanos que han sobresalido por su vida profesional
pionera o innovadora en beneficio de la comunidad hispana; por una vida personal que ejemplifica altos valores familiares
o por una vida de servicio voluntario y consistente en la comunidad hispana, incluyendo la defensa de los derechos ciudadanos
y promoción de la cultura y tradiciones hispanos.
La editora de La Prensa, Dora Casanova de Toro y el conductor de Telenoticias Orlando, Luis Mercado, fueron
los encargados de entregar el premio a tres personajes que con su labor y esfuerzo han mejorado la comunidad hispana de la
Fueron los lectores de La Prensa quienes propusieron a los candidatos y un panel independiente compuesto
por José Maunez Cuadra Cuadra y Nora Lee García se encargó de evaluar a los nominados y eligir al ganador.
De izq. a der., Dora Toro (La Prensa Newspaper CEO, Dr. Magín López- First Finalist, Luis Angel Ramos- Second Finalist y
En primer lugar fue elegido el abogado Tico Pérez, quien por años se ha dedicado
a "grandes causas en la comunidad local y nacional. Tico posee las características de pionero o innovador, dedicado hombre
de familia y de servicio voluntario a la comunidad", según explicó Dora Toro al momento de entregar la distinción, que recibió
en su nombre Carlos Menéndez.
La primera finalista fue Magín López, por su labor de excelencia en la promoción
de la cultura puertorriqueña e hispana.
El segundo finalista fue Luis Angel Ramos, de Deltona, quien ha sobresalido por su labor
en la educación y en el servicio y liderazgo en la comunidad hispana.
Brief Translation: The second finalist was Luis Angel Ramos, of Deltona,
who has excelled for his work in education, community service and leadership in the Hispanic Community.
For more pictures look for Luis' Website, which
was recognized this week by The Orlando Sentinel as Best Political Website in Volusia County in the 2005 Election Period...
"FROM THE PEOPLE TO THE PEOPLE"
|My FAMILIA celebrating with me like always...
|1995 B.S. in Management/International Business
|Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
|Antonio Villaraigosa L.A.'s first Hispanic Mayor
|since 1872 and Dr. Juan Andrade President of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.
"The Journey is what brings us Happiness not the Destination." Where are you now? "HERE" What time is it? "NOW"
What are you? "THIS MOMENT IN TIME" Louie or Luis Angel ( Viviendo en Florida de nuevo).
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