The University of Texas-Pan American Library is accepting nominations through Sept. 7 for the sixth annual “Notable Valley Hispanics” exhibit, which will coincide with National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
According to George Gause, UT Pan American's Special Collections librarian, the nominees must be living, of Hispanic origin and been born or now living in the Rio Grande Valley.
Persons nominated should generally be involved in either civic and/or humanitarian activities and be considered a community leader. Candidates also should have conducted significant work or activity in the Valley.
People previously named Notable Valley Hispanics are not eligible.
Selected "Notable Valley Hispanics" in 1999 were Roland Arriola, Mary Rosa Cardenas, Ramiro R. Casso, Eligio (Kika) de la Garza, Lucille de la Garza, Roberto de la Garza, Esther Pena Gonzalez, Ruben E. Hinojosa, Carolina Huerta, Arturo Longoria, Eustolia Perez, Sonia Perez, Roberto Robles, Gary Sauceda and Gilberto Zepeda.
In conjunction with the exhibit, the UT Pan American Friends of the Library will sponsor a Notable Valley Hispanic program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Media Theater, adjacent to the University Library.
For more information or to request a nomination form, contact Gause at 381-2799.