In addition to personal success, the outstanding alumni have made a significant impact in the community. Past inductees include actor Andy Garcia, music industry mogul Emilio Estefan, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, former Dolphins receiver Nat Moore, Carnival Chairman & CEO Micky Arison and U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros Lehtinen, among other distinguished leaders.
This year’s 25 honorees represent an array of industries and careers, from architecture, medicine and entrepreneurship to urban development and visual arts.
Law honoree Rebecca Ingram is a private attorney who has been in the industry for the last 19 years – after spending nearly 20 years in education. Her practice has focused on civil, probate, and guardianship law since 1996. Prior to that, she worked for the Broward County
Attorney’s Office, and as the attorney for the Put Something Back Program’s Hurricane Andrew Project. Her motivation to enter the field of law was a strong desire to affect change in people’s lives. Ingram volunteers her time and talent as a board member of a number of organizations, such as Recapturing the Vision, the Yager Foundation and El Bethel Development Corporation. She has two daughters and two granddaughters, who are the pride and joy of her life.
Visual Arts honoree Adler Guerrier was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Since his studies at the New World School of the Arts, Guerrier has exhibited at the Miami Art Museum and The Whitney Biennial 2008. His works can be found in public
collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami and the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY. Deploying a variety of media, including photography, drawing, and video, Guerrier explores the effects of particular geographical, political, and historical environments on identity formation. “My work has to do with movement, narrative, and is also concerned with the perceived and fictional portrayal of places,” says Guerrier.
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Photo: Adler Guerrier