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AASU's Rodriguez named a "Woman Who Rocks"
Melody Rodriguez

Melody Rodríguez, director of the Hispanic Outreach & Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) program and the College Access Mentoring Information and Outreach (CAMINO) program at Armstrong Atlantic State University, was given a Women Who Rock Award at the Global Women's Summit conference in Savannah on March 8.

As part of a celebration of Women’s Month and International Women’s Day, the Global Women’s Summit recognized outstanding women in Savannah, ranging from firefighters to business leaders.

Melody Rodriguez
  • Melody Rodriguez

As the HOLA program director at Armstrong, Rodríguez "has secured critical grant funding for scholarships to help attract and retain Hispanic students," a university spokesperson says.

Under her leadership, "Armstrong has doubled its Hispanic/Latino population and secured more than $70,000 in grants to sponsor cultural and educational programs focusing on underserved Latino populations. In addition, The Goizueta Foundation has awarded Armstrong nearly $2 million in scholarship funding as a result of her leadership and dedication to Latino students," the spokesperson continues.

Originally from Merida, Venezuela, Rodríguez earned a M.Ed. in Adult Education, a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in Political Science from Armstrong.