T. Mark Montoya, an associate professor in Ethnic Studies has received the Dr. Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Outstanding Latina/o Faculty: Service/Teaching in Higher Education Award. The award was presented to Montoya during the 10th Annual Pete C. Garcia Victoria Foundation Arizona Higher Education Awards, held in Phoenix on September 4, 2019. This award honors Latinx people in higher education who champion recruitment and degree completion for minority students. In addition to numerous committees and service, Dr. Montoya is most involved with NAU’s First-generation Programs, New Student Orientation as the faculty keynote speaker, the NAU Commission for Ethnic Diversity as a member and past co-chair, current chair of the Northern Arizona Dream Fund, and the First Generation Southwest Symposium as a co-organizer. He is also the co-organizer of NAU’s Hip-Hop Week. He has, furthermore, served on the Association for Borderlands Studies board of directors from 2013-2016. Dr. Montoya continues to serve on many M.A. and Ph.D. student committees, is the faculty advisor to two NAU student organizations, and is a faculty mentor to a NAU Interns-to-Scholars student.