Statewide Hispanic Heritage Celebration Honors Saginaw-Native as a 2018 Top Latina

The American dream inspires local to give back to her community and culture

Saginaw, MI (October 11, 2018) — Tammy Medel-Cavenaugh, Project Manager for Duperon Corporation and Saginaw-native will be honored as a 2018 Top Latina of Michigan, presented by the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan, at the upcoming Statewide Hispanic Heritage Celebration. The Celebration will take place in Saginaw, Michigan, on Friday, October 12th 2018, at the Horizon Center from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Medel-Cavenaugh is one of 50 Latinas who will be acknowledged for their contributions to the community and their profession.

Medel-Cavenaugh served as the Executive Board Treasurer to the Great Lakes Bay Regional Hispanic Business Association (GLBHBA). As a 2010 graduate of and ongoing volunteer for the Great Lakes Bay Hispanic Leadership Institute (GLBHLI), she helps organize, mentor, fundraise and participate in many of their programs. Medel-Cavenaugh is also passionate about advocating the importance of water preservation and sanitation. She participated as a regular volunteer for Saginaw Spirit Day, a program that reached thousands of children aged five – 17 years, and the Water Environment Federation Student and Young Professional’s Water Palooza 2017, an event that educates elementary school students on water-related topics. Medel-Cavenaugh has been a prominent local member of the Latino community and her dedication to her culture, community enrichment, and her professional accomplishments embodies the leadership values of the Hispanic Latino Commission.

“Both my paternal and maternal grandparents were born in Mexico and came to the United States for the same reasons. They were seeking better opportunities for not only themselves, but for their children and the families of their children,” Medel-Cavenaugh said, explaining her motivation. “Their lifelong pursuit of the American Dream has directly impacted my life and is a big part of my success today. Their dedication is what has inspired me to encourage other Latinos to fully develop their talents and abilities and to thrive within our community.”

Medel-Cavanaugh graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Marketing from Saginaw Valley State University. She is a former Mid-Michigan business owner and current Project Manager at Duperon Corporation. Duperon Corporation is an international company that designs, develops, and manufactures preliminary liquids/solids separation technologies for dams, pump stations, wastewater, and industrial applications. Professionally, she manages several multi-million dollar projects that, upon installation, protect and enrich water quality around North America.

“I work with a team of leaders, so it is natural that they excel in and outside of our organization,” said Duperon Corporation President, Mark Turpin. “We are proud of Tammy (Medel-Cavenaugh) and the leadership and passion she brings to our company and the community.”

About Duperon®
Duperon is the leader in innovative preliminary liquids/solids separation systems. For more than 30 years, Duperon has provided simple solutions for coarse screening, fine screening, low flow screening, perforated screening, washing compacting, and conveying. Duperon technologies are designed and manufactured in Saginaw, Michigan.

About Hispanic / Latino Commission of Michigan

The Commission exists to advocate for the well-being of the Hispanic/Latino population with the vision of achieving an environment of social justice and economic parity for the Hispanic/Latino population. The Commission strives to market the state's career development services to Michigan Hispanics, encourage initiatives to reduce the high school dropout rates of Hispanic youth, and facilitate efforts to increase the enrollment of Hispanics in postsecondary education and training programs. Their mission is to enhance the abilities of Michigan Hispanics by improving their quality of life.

Tammy Medel-Cavenaugh celebrates her Top Latina in Michigan designation with Duperon Corporation executives: President Mark Turpin and spouse; Chairmen of the Board Terry Duperon and spouse; and CEO Tammy Bernier and spouse at Friday's Statewide Hispanic Heritage Celebration.