Principal, Christel House Academy, Indianapolis, Indiana
"Milka came into the school, was received like a rock star and left our students on top of the world. Her energetic personality was contagious and she made every child feel important that day. I was especially impressed with her willingness to stay and speak personally with our middle school Hispanic students. She was simply wonderful."
Former Dean United High School Engineering & Technology Magnet, Laredo, TXl; Current Principal Huntsville High School, Huntsville, TX
“Milka Duno is a perfect example of what self discipline & dedication can accomplish when there exists a strong belief in education. She is a fantastic role model to all children and especially for those of Hispanic origin.”
President, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
"Milka Duno is a great example and spokesperson for academic success."
Senior Director of External Relations, California State University Chancellor's Office
“Univision brought together a stellar lineup that included Milk Duno, one of the role models for Univision’s national educational campaign. The Es El Momento Education Fair in Los Angeles attracted some 50,000 people seeking information about how parents can help their children prepare for college and the participation of Milka Duno contributed greatly to the success of the event.”
Katherine E. Sands, M.S
Special Advisor, St Alban’s Child Enrichment Center, Miami, Florida
“Milka’s visit to St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center reached out and touched the hearts and minds of our children, parents and staff. To learn about her “drive” to success; offering herself as a role model for girls, and all minorities; for obtaining extensive education and now enjoying its rewards; and for putting her story into a book that children can read and relate to for years to come was and is truly inspirational.”
Executive Director and C.E.O, St Alban’s Child Enrichment Center, Miami, Florida
“When Ms. Milka Duno visited our children here at St. Alban’s, there were also a number of parents in the audience; she told them ‘the most important thing you can give your children is an education.’ She told them that her parents sometimes worked two and three jobs so she could study. Milka said that ‘because of their concern and sacrifice, she is most grateful to her parents.’ I wanted Milka to impress upon the children the urgency of seizing all educational opportunities that will come their way, and, she did just that – and the children just loved her presentation.”
President, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA
"We are so grateful that the accomplished and beautiful Milka Duno was at CSU Dominguez to speak to the nearly 50,000 family members who came to the education fair, Es El Momento, on October 22, 2011. Milka’s four master’s degrees are proof of her strong belief that education makes the difference and she is dedicated to bringing that message to Latinos and all communities around the world. She is a wonderful role model and inspires others to reach for more in their own lives through education."
Second Year Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“I thought Milka’s speech was very motivational. A lot of students have hard obstacles to overcome, and her inspiration made us realize not to give up.”
Associate Dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Milka’s belief in the importance of education and her own educational achievements are a wonderful example to our students.”