|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||May 24, 2004
||Rhonda Wilson Williamson, Women’s Center Coordinator,
(361) 825-2792; Rachel Adams, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2181
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Women’s
Center Announces 2003-2004 Award Recipients
The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Women’s Center honored
it’s award recipients for the 2003-2004 academic year during
its annual banquet on Saturday, May 1. The awards were as follows:
|Breaking Down the Doors Award:
Awarding a person that has
broken down barriers for women and provides the opportunity for
more women to rise to greater achievements.
Dr. Claudia Johnston, Associate Vice President
for Academic Affairs, was recognized for serving on the Women’s
Center Board of Directors, opening many doors for women into
administration, and furthering the scope of the Women’s
|The Unsung Hero Award:
||Honoring a person who
works diligently behind the scenes to make the Women’s Center
John David Fisher, a Computer Science student at TAMU-CC, has volunteered
for the last year as the Women’s Center’s webmaster and has
offered hands-on training for the Women’s Center’s staff.
|The Change the World Student Award:
||Ppresented to an undergraduate student
who is active in campus organizations and demonstrates a commitment
to gender equality.
Jeff Fischer and Liza
Mucheru. Jeff, the first male to receive this award,
is a student representative on the Women’s Center Board of Directors
and proved himself to be a great leader while working to support the mission
of the Women’s Center. Liza Mucheru is the Student Director of Islander
Cultural Alliance, and is active in many student organizations on campus
dealing with culture and issues of equality. These two students represent
what the Women’s Center stands for and works toward.
|The Building Bridges Award:
||To a member of the community who helps build bridges
between the campus and the community.
Amy Tilton Jones, a speech instructor
at Del Mar College,was recognized for her continued to work to involve
Del Mar with the “Get the Job” program
for the last several years and her involvement in planning and implementing this
program for the last four years.
The Women’s Center would like to recognize
the hard work and outstanding contributions of these supporters, and
thank them for
all of the
support and help they have provided. Out of appreciation for all of the
and present awardees, the Women’s Center has created a Hall
of Fame for their supporters. For any questions, comments or more
contact Rhonda Wilson Williamson, Women’s Center Coordinator at (361)825-2792.