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Luis A. Contreras Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Contreras has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of higher education

A literature and writing professor at Fresno City College, he has been teaching in the division of humanities, department of composition, letters, and preparatory English, for the past 28 years.

    FRESNO, CA, February 01, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Luis A. Contreras with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Contreras celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A literature and writing professor at Fresno City College, Mr. Contreras has been teaching in the division of humanities, department of composition, letters, and preparatory English, for the past 28 years. A former social work instructor at California State University from 1980 to 1985, who then spent another fourteen years as a counselor at California State until earning the opportunity to teach at Fresno City College, Mr. Contreras originally worked in the social work field as an assistant director at Centro La Familia in Fresno from 1975 to 1980, before going into academia. At age Mr. thirteen, Contreras worked in farm labor, seasonally, as well.

Grateful for the recognition he has received over the years, Mr. Contreras was honored with a Distinguished Faculty Member Award and was named Outstanding Employee for his time in higher education. He was also named Teacher of the Year by the Association of Mexican American Educators, whose mission is to ensure equal access to financial resources for a quality education for Mexican American/Latino students at all levels and validate and affirm cultural and linguistic diversity. Furthermore, he has been recognized on the state-level by the PUENTE Project. Puente, which means "bridge" in English, is a national award-winning program that has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of California's educationally underrepresented students for more than 35 years. Founded at Chabot College in Hayward, CA, in 1981, the program has since expanded to over 60 programs throughout the state of California. Mr. Contreras was also The Hayward Award nominee for Fresno City College.

Mr. Contreras holds a BA in Social Welfare, MA in Social Work, and an MA in English, all from California State University. In 1975, he also obtained a certified pupil personnel credential in California.. A member and former president of the Chicano Latino Association, he also served as a leader for the Golden Valley Girl Scouts of America during the early 1980s. Included in the 64th edition of Who's Who in America for his work, Mr. Contreras enjoys reading, writing, collecting music CDs and vinyl, and watching films in his free time.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Luis A. Contreras has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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