The Distinguished Alumni Award was introduced by the NAA in 2016 to recognize individuals who exemplify the values of the International School Nido de Aguilas.
It is awarded to alumni who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, creativity and service, and are using their Nido education and personal talents to make their communities, and the world, a better place. The award is also meant to inspire current Nido students to develop “changemaking” skills, i.e, the capacity to take a look around them, identify things that can be improved, and do something about it.
In 2016 the Award was bestowed upon Marisol Alarcón , 01 and Eugenio Vergara ’92. Marisol is the founder of Laboratoria in Chile, a highly successful social enterprise that provides training in computer programming and employment opportunities to women living in difficult circumstances. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the 2016 Avonni award for Social Entrepreneurship. Eugenio Vergara ’92 is a social entrepreneur who has dedicated himself to help overcome the “digital gap” of rural and vulnerable communities. He founded the NGO CDI Chile and has worked for almost two decades with both the private and public sectors in a wide range of projects and programs aimed in promoting democracy in the use of information technology.
To nominate someone for the 2017 Award and more information about the criteria and rules click here.