Awards & Recognition
In 2011, The OLLU Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) created two awards to be given in conjunction with the annual conference. The “Maria Antonietta Berriozabal Visionary Leadership Award” is named after former San Antonio City Councilwoman who served the community with dedication, commitment and integrity. OLLU is also pleased to have been selected to keep her documents in our Special Collections.
The “Sister Maria “MC” Flores Outstanding Student Scholar Award” was created to recognize the best paper of the conference and honor the leadership and contributions of Sister Flores. She served as Director of the Center from Mexican American Studies & Research from 2001 – 2010. The CMASR created this award to show our appreciation of Sister Flores while also recognizing an outstanding undergraduate scholar.
M.A. Berriozabal Visionary Leadership Award:
The “Maria Antoinetta Berriozabal Visionary Leadership Award” was created to recognize either a higher education faculty/staff member or a member of the community who bridges education and community.
Recipients of this award must demonstrate evidence of:
- Providing effective visionary leadership and risk taking that supports educational advancement within the community, especially for underserved students.
- Providing leadership to advance the cause of social justice in the community. Award
- 2013 - Al Kauffman
- 2012 – Rosie Castro
- 2011 – Dr. Antonio Rigual
Sister Maria "MC" Flores Outstanding Student Scholar Award:
The Mexican American Studies & Research Conference was first conceived in 2002 by Maria Eva Flores, CDP, PhD, as an event to showcase undergraduate research at OLLU.The award is a cash prize bestowed upon an undergraduate student for the best paper presented at the annual CMASR Conference. All presentations are judged by a panel of academics within and outside the University.
- 2013 - Sara Santiago and Angelina Rodgers
- 2012 – Veronica Garay, Psychology
For more Information on these awards, please contact:
Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR)
Our Lady of the Lake University
110 Moye Hall
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689
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