2019 Constellation of
Stars Awards Gala

Saturday, November 9, 2019  |  The Vista at Valero San Antonio  |  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presenting The 2019 Constellation of Stars Awards Honorees

Janie Barrera Women's Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Janie Barrera

LiftFund, Inc.

Mary Rose Brown Women's Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Mary Rose Brown

NuStar Energy

Felecia Etheridge Women's Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Felecia Etheridge

CPS Energy

Mayor Mary M Dennis Women's Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Mayor Mary M. Dennis

City of Live Oak

Marise McDermott Women's Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Marise McDermott

Witte Museum

Lt. Col. Kathryn Meyers Women's Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Lt. Col. Kathryn Meyers

(ret.)

Dr Diane Snyder Women's Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Diane Snyder

Alamo Colleges Dist.

Hon Veronica Vasquez Women's Chamber of commerce

Hon. Veronica Vasquez

Bexar Cty. Probate Ct. 2

Suzanne Wade Women's Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Suzanne Wade

HEB

Dr Diane Snyder Women's Chamber of Commerce

Margaret Wilson-Anaglia

Al’s Gourmet Nuts

About The Constellation of
Stars Awards Gala

The San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce (SAWCC) Foundation, in partnership with the SAWCC, is proud present the 8th Annual Constellation of Stars Awards Gala at which time we will honor women in our community who personify the pillars of our mission to Advocate, Connect, and Empower women, girls and family in our community.

In addition to our Honorees, our goal is to salute military women during Veteran’s weekend. This is still one of our core values. In conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day during WWII, our Spirit of Courage Award will be given by Brig. Gen. Laura Lenderman, Commander of JBSA, to three inspirational women that served in that war. In addition to our beloved Lila Cockrell (to be awarded posthumously), two other 97-year-old women will receive the tribute: Anna Gatti and Dorothy Lucas.

The Gala will be held once more at Valero’s beautiful headquarters in The Vista, which boasts a scenic view of the UTSA campus near Loop 1604.

Upon your arrival there will be time to mingle and peruse through the numerous silent auction items in our reception area. As we proceed with our awards ceremony our dinner will also include a live auction.

This event will certainly be a time of great celebration for these outstanding women and one that you won’t want to miss. Reserve your seat to join using the registration link below to purchase your sponsorship, table or individual ticket today!

Past “STAR” Award Honorees

RISING STARS

This category is to honor those that have a small sphere of influence, but go out of their way to Advocate, Connect, or Empower others in that circle.

This is a woman who is known well in her circle, she has focused on one local cause within the community, no matter what her age.

COMETS

This woman is one who is a driving force in an identified cause or project that exhibits the attributes of Advocating, Connecting or Empowering others.

This woman could be called “a shooting star”, which is the popular name for a comet, remembering that comets usually appear once in a lifetime.

NORTH STARS

This is a woman who has been an exceptional mentor and is powerful, steadfast, experienced, nurturing, and well-anchored.

in the categories of Advocating, Connecting or Empowering others.

2018 Gala Honoree Group Women's Chamber of Commerce
2018
Pictured left to right (front row): Dr. Ann Eisenberg;Jody Hernandez; Emma Faye Rudkin; April Ancira; and Kimberly Lubel.
Left to right (back row): Sarah Becher, SAWCC Chair; Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson; Laura Vaccaro; Hon. Katie Reed; Dr. Marian Sokol; Dr. Marie Parnell Thurston, Senator José Menéndez, and Hon. Yvonne Katz, Exec. Director.
2018
2017 Gala Honoree Group Women's Chamber of Commerce
2017
Pictured left to right (front row): Ericka Prosper Nirenberg; Deborah Seabron; Megan Wise de Valdez; Trish DeBerry; Renee Flores; Katie Harvey; Hon. Pat Jasso;
Left to right (back row): Dr. Yvonne Katz, SAWCC Exec. Dir.; Dr. Susan Blackwood, Gala Chair; Abigail Kampmann; Suzanne Scott; Dr. Adelina Silva; Hon. Bonnie Conner; Cecilia Herrera; Janet Holliday; Nancy May; Senator José Menéndez; Gen. Sue Turner; Sarah Becher, SAWCC Chair; Cleto Rodriguez, MC
2017
2014 Women's Chamber of Commerce
2016
Pictured left to right (front row): Gail Hathaway; Delia McLerran; Betty Beuche; Dr. Arcelia Johnson; Sheryl Sculley and Martha Tijerina.
Left to right (back row): Sarah Becher - SAWCC Chair-Elect; Edith McAllister; Jane Macon; Gen. Angie Salinas; Hon. Leticia Van de Putte; Rosemary Kowalski; Adam Caskey, MC and Dr. Yvonne Katz, SAWCC Chair.
2016
2015 Gala Honorees Group
2015
Pictured left to right (front row): Paula Gold-Williams - Comet; Dale Eastman - Comet; Angelica Docog - Comet; LeAnne Berreth - Rising Star; and Hannah Beck - Rising Star.
Left to right (back row): Sondra Grohman - Comet, Sheriff Susan Pamerleau - Comet; Bonnie Prosser Elder - Comet; Dr. Sonia Saldivar-Hull - Comet; Mayor Emeritus Lila Cockrell - North Star; and Mayor Ivy Taylor - North Star.
2015
2014 Gala Honorees
2014
Pictured left to right: Keely Petty - Meteor; Dr. Mary Helen Vera - Meteor; Dayla Sarai Pepi, J.D. - Comet; Leslie Hyman - Comet; Dr. Maria Hernandez-Ferrier - North Star; Pamela Taylor - Comet; Patricia Castillo - Meteor; Paula Owen - Comet; and Patricia Smothers - North Star. Additional Honorees not pictured - Rose Gonzalez Perez, Elaine Mendoza, Hon. Ruth Jones McClendon, Dr. Rajam Ramamurthy, and Dr. Harriett Romo.
2014
2013 Constellation Stars Award Women's Chamber of Commerce
2013
Pictured left to right: Kat Price - Meteor; Sylvia Rodriguez - North Star; Jackie Gorman - Meteor; Annette Rodriguez - Rising Star; Dr. Adena Williams Loston - Comet; Maria Wellisch - North Star; Dahna Hull - Rising Star; Jelynne LeBlanc-Burley - Meteor; Sonia Rodriguez - Rising Star; Yolanda Valenzuela - Meteor; Dr. Jackie Claunch - Comet; and Sylvia Cardona - Rising Star.
2013
2013 Constellation Stars Award Women's Chamber of Commerce
2013
Pictured left to right: Kat Price - Meteor; Sylvia Rodriguez - North Star; Jackie Gorman - Meteor; Annette Rodriguez - Rising Star; Dr. Adena Williams Loston - Comet; Maria Wellisch - North Star; Dahna Hull - Rising Star; Jelynne LeBlanc-Burley - Meteor; Sonia Rodriguez - Rising Star; Yolanda Valenzuela - Meteor; Dr. Jackie Claunch - Comet; and Sylvia Cardona - Rising Star.
2013
Constellation Winners 2012
2012
Pictured left to right: Dr. Martha Lundell - Meteor; Chris Alderete - North Star; Dr. Betty Merchant - North Star; Dr. Raquel Marquez - Comet; Madeline Slay - Rising Star; Sonya Medina - Rising Star; Choco Meza - Meteor; and the SAWCC President Emeritus, Ginger Purdy - Comet.
2012