Latinas in Progress (LIP)
The LIP series provides professional and personal development training and education sessions. It is designed for Latinas pursuing a higher education and in need of a scholarship. Attendance at a minimum of three (3) LIP sessions is required to be considered for the scholarship. Planning for the 2014 series is already underway. For more information on the LIP, email email@example.com or Safirstname.lastname@example.org
9th Annual Scholarship Breakfast a Success
The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT), San Antonio Chapter, hosted the Ninth Annual Scholarship Breakfast featuring keynote speaker, Col. Lisa Firmin, Associate Provostof Diversity and Recruitment at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 .
Colonel Lisa Firmin retired as the most senior ranking Latina officer in the United States Air Force. She shared her wealth of experience as a female leader and as a longtime advocate of women as leaders. Colonel Firmin held key leadership and command positions throughout the United States and overseas and has extensive recruiting, retention, and diversity management expertise at the highest levels of the Air Force and Department of Defense. Now as the Associate Provost of Diversity and Recruitment at UTSA, she works at the strategic level to address faculty diversity and placement goals and leads efforts to attract a high quality, diverse student population.
The Scholarship Breakfast is the premier event for HWNT San Antonio that celebrates Latinas committed to earning a higher education. This year, HWNT San Antonio awarded $17,500 in scholarships to 14 students who are either recent high school graduates or women already enrolled in college. Included in the award is the Barbie Hernandez “Wise Latina” scholarship, which was established in honor of the late community leader. In order to qualify, candidates must have attended a minimum of three Latinas in Progress Program sessions, which offer both personal and professional development.
The event was locally sponsored by H-E-B, Methodist Texsan Hospital, Valero and Texas A&M University San Antonio.
Felicidades to all of this year’s Scholarship Recipients!
ANNA LINDA GONZALES
ELIZABETH TAMEZ MENDEZ
GLORIA JEINNY CANALES
JOCELLYNE GUADALUPE GUERRA
JUANITA FELICITAS SEPULVEDA
LUZ VERONICA MALDONADO DE MARTINEZ
MARINA RENAE DELALUZ
SONIA DE LA GARZA WALKER
LAURA LEE VARELA
DIANA P. LOPEZ
LAUREN CHRISTINE LARA