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Professor Ryce Receives Monterey County Peace Award

SEASIDE, Ca., August 6, 2019 – California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Director of the Salinas Center for Arts and Culture, and Cinematic Arts and Technology Professor Enid Ryce was awarded the 2019 Monterey County Peace Award today by Monterey County Supervisor, Luis Alejo. Ryce was presented the award during National Night Out at Hebbron Family Center in Salinas along with Alma y Tradicion Ballet Floklorico and Hijos Del Sol, who also received the award.

It is everyday heroes like Enid Ryce who help empower and make our city a better place to live."
Monterey County Supervisor, Luis Alejo
Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo, Enid Ryce and Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter
Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo, Enid Ryce and Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter

“It is my honor to recognize these truly remarkable individuals, who have made it their mission to promote peace and mentor our youth throughout our community” states Alejo. “The commitment and dedication of these individuals truly exemplifies what this award is all about. It’s everyday heroes like Enid Ryce and community organizations like Alma y Tradicion and Hijos Del Sol who help empower and make our city a better place to live. It’s these types of positive outlets that provide educational and safe spaces for our youth to grow and thrive.”

Enid Ryce is the Director for the CSUMB Salinas Center for Arts and Culture and Ryce has been instrumental in promoting and coordinating various local exhibits such as the My Town Pop-Up Museum through Monterey County First Five, Día De Los Muertos, Gambatte Kimashita: Japanese Flower Growers of the Salinas Valley and “Existimos” We Exist Exhibit.

Through her collaboration with diverse groups ranging from non-profits to local schools, she has provided Monterey County residents access to both educational and cultural exhibits.

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