PAST "STAR" AWARD HONOREES
Definitions of Our 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
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"a shooting star, which is the popular name for a comet, remembering that comets usually appear once in a lifetime.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.