FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  May 24, 2004
CONTACT: 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 Center.

   
The Unsung Hero Award: Honoring a person who works diligently behind the scenes to make the Women’s Center successful.

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 previous and present awardees, the Women’s Center has created a Hall of Fame for their supporters. For any questions, comments or more information contact Rhonda Wilson Williamson, Women’s Center Coordinator at (361)825-2792.