The University of Texas-Pan American held the annual Provost's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Shary Room in the UTPA Library.
The ceremony - one of many activities being held on the UTPA campus as part of Hispanic Heritage Week (Sept. 14-18) - honored faculty members who have contributed to the enhancement of Hispanic culture through research or community service.
"We are fully aware that there are a lot of faculty involved in research that promotes borderland studies, and we believe it is important to acknowledge them," said Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, provost/vice president for Academic Affairs.
Receiving the awards were Dr. Karen Lozano, College of Science and Engineering; Juanita Garza, College of Arts and Humanities; Dr. Elena Bastida, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Angelica Cortes, College of Business Administration; and Eloisa Tamez, College of Health Sciences and Human Services.
Attending the ceremony were UTPA faculty members from all six colleges, deans and administrators. Activities for Hispanic Heritage Week are being sponsored by UTPA Center for International Studies. For more information, call 956/381-3572.