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Latina/o leaders offer words of wisdom at HSI panel at UTPA
Posted: 09/19/2013
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Students at The University of Texas-Pan American received some words of wisdom from five successful Latinas/os with ties to the Rio Grande Valley during a panel discussion the University hosted Sept. 18.

During the panel, moderated by Chief of Staff and Governmental Relations Officer Lisa Cardoza, the panelists talked about how they overcame obstacles to achieve their goals and emphasized the importance of obtaining an education and building relationships with people to help them move forward in life.

The panel was held at UTPA in honor of National Hispanic Serving Institutions Week, which runs from Sept. 15-21, as well as in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

Pictured from left to right are UTPA President Robert S. Nelsen; Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez III, pediatric surgeon and chief medical compliance officer at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance; Leticia Hinojosa, attorney, the first female County Court at Law judge in Hidalgo County, the first female elected to the District Court bench in Hidalgo County, and former congressional candidate; Robert "Bob" Sanchez, attorney and civil rights advocate; Laurie Lozano, owner of 40 Dairy Queen restaurants in South Texas and Northern Mexico and president of the International Women's Board; David Rice, author, playwright, filmmaker, educator and MFA student at UTPA; and Cardoza.