On April 6, 2017, the Riordan Programs will celebrate three decades of providing pioneering career-based outreach programs for students from underserved communities. This marquee organization is marking its 30th anniversary with its annual gala event and an announcement about the new Riordan Hall of Fame, along with this year’s awards to three exceptional Riordan alumni.
- Pauline Fischer, Riordan Fellow ’92, Legacy Award. A media and tech executive who has worked at Paramount Pictures, Netflix and other entertainment companies, Fischer is developing a variety of new projects in the sector.
- Andrea Mack (MBA ’94), Riordan Fellow ’91, Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. Mack is a managing director and senior consultant relations executive for the TCW Group, a leading global asset management firm based in Los Angeles.
- Victor Viramontes, Riordan Scholar ’91, Excellence in Civil Engagement and Leadership Award. Viramontes serves as the national senior counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a national civil rights organization headquartered in Los Angeles.
“At a pivotal point in my personal and professional development,” says Pauline Fischer (B.A. ’93), “the Riordan Programs were there to provide a foundational experience that was instrumental in the construct of my career. I’m honored to be this year’s recipient of the Legacy Award.”