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Office of the Secretary
October 16, 2006
Isabel Benemelis-Nicoli

Interior Honors Employees With
2006 Manuel Lujan, Jr., Champions Award

WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Tuesday Oct. 17 at 10:00 a.m., as part of this year’s observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Department of Interior will present the 2006 Manuel Lujan, Jr., Champions Awards. The award, named after the 46th Secretary of the Interior, will recognize employees for their outstanding work in carrying out the department’s mission in areas that impact Hispanic communities. Based on the nominations received from each bureau, nine individuals have been selected to receive the award. Former Secretary of Interior Lujan will be on hand to congratulate the winners.

WHAT: 2006 Manuel Lujan, Jr., Champions Award
WHO: Deputy Secretary of the Interior, Lynn Scarlett
Former Secretary of the Interior, Manuel Lujan, Jr.
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10:00 am
WHERE: Sidney Yates Auditorium in the Main Interior Building,
1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
MEDIA: News media are invited to cover the ceremony. Photo ID required.
Award winners will be available for interviews immediately following the ceremony.


















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