Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro was honored on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today by Congressman Jim Costa for receiving the Ohtli Award from the Consul of Mexico in Fresno.

The Ohtli Award was presented to Castro May 3 on campus by Hon. Vicente Sánchez Ventura, the Consul of Mexico. This morning, Rep. Costa read a proclamation honoring Castro who is the first Latino to serve as president of Fresno State.

“Since Dr. Castro has been president at Fresno State, it’s been clear that he wants to make a positive difference in the lives of young people who live in California’s San Joaquin Valley,” Costa said.

“He truly understands that immigrant communities are what make the Valley such a special place. I would like to thank Dr. Joseph Castro and the entire Fresno State faculty and staff for all they do to ensure that all students have access to a quality and affordable college education.”

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