Awards and Recognitions

Knighted Sir Gustavo Duque, Order of Saint John, Chevalier de Mérite,
Knights of Malta, 2010, San Jose, Costa Rica

Gálvez Cup 2004, presented by the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage
Foundation in appreciation of continuing support to the NOHHF Scholarship
Program and the New Orleans area Hispanic culture and heritage

City of New Orleans, Special Appreciation, 2003, presented by Ray Nagin,
Mayor of New Orleans, recognizing the participation and achievements in the
community through the arts.

New Orleans City Council, 2003, in recognition of being the co-founder of
"Useful Arts" program to rehabilitate persons in recovery at the Bridge House.

Special Appreciation Award, 1999, presented by the Easter Seals of Miami
Dade County for supporting programs and services provided to people with

Recognition by Easter Seals of Miami, 1998, presented by the Easter Seals for
acting as Executive Chief Sponsor

"Gustavo Duque Day", proclamation, October 10th, 1997, by Alex Penelas,
Mayor of Metropolitan Dade County.

Distinguished Resident of South Florida, special recognition for community
service, 1997, presented by the Board County Commissioners, Dade County,
FL, for initiatives to elevate standards of living in the community.