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Fifteen honored as Notable Valley Hispanics
By Scott Maier, Senior Editor
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Posted: 10/10/2000
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The University of Texas-Pan American Friends of the Library recently honored 15 Rio Grande Valley leaders as Notable Valley Hispanics in a special ceremony. Honored were, front row, left to right: Lisa Ann Gorena (representing her aunt Mariella Gorena, school district and civic organizations); Ofelia de los Santos, lawyer and civic organizations; Rosa Valencia, civic programs; Irma Garcia, community service; Ilda Vasquez, church and community activities; and David Champion, Hispanic music events. Back row: Miguel "Mike" D. Wise, state representative and civic organizations; Roy De Leon, civic organizations; Dr. Alejo Salinas Jr., educator; Mario Reyna, physical education; L. Aron Pena, legal and church groups; Jose Luis Betancourt, retired U.S. Navy rear admiral; Ricardo Gutierrez, government and community activities; Francisco Guajardo, Llano Grande Research Project. Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rodolfo Arevalo, back row far right, presented the awards. Not pictured is Mary Lou Trevino, community groups.