In 1998, MAUC honored co-founder and retired Judge Albert A. Peña, Jr. with the first Lifetime Achievement Award. At that time, Judge Peña had served our community for almost half a century. His tenacious spirit, persistence in defending self-evident truths, and promoting economic and social empowerment within the Latino community not only qualified the Judge for this honor, but also personified lifetime achievement in its simplest form. Thus, MAUC established the Albert Peña, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lifetime of Achievement
Honorable Judge Albert A. Peña
Honorable Henry B. Gonzalez
Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte
Dr. Richard J. Tamez, MD
Retired Major General Alfred A. Valenzuela, U.S.A. Army
La Familia Cortez, MTC, Inc.
Norma S. Rodriguez City Clerk Emeritus
Charles Cottrell, Ph.D.
Former Mayor Phil Hardberger
Alexander E. Briseño
Honorable Charles A. Gonzalez
Honorable Joe J. Bernal, Jr. & Mary Esther Bernal
Community Spirit Award
This award is given to an individual or organization that has worked diligently to improve the lives of children and families in our community in the areas of education, housing, health, community-building and economic development.
Broadway National Bank
Prospect Hill Yellow Jackets
AVANCE – San Antonio
San Antonio Education Partnership
Ruben Munguia (Posthumously)
Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU)
The Social and Health Research Center
George M. Rapier III, MD
Carlos Orozco, MD
Patricia Jimenez, “The Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner”
Janie Barrera, President & CEO, LiftFund
Spirit of Education Award
This award was designed to honor individuals or organizations that share MAUC’s vision for Education and have worked tirelessly to ensure that children in our community reach their full potential.
David and Cindy Marquez
Intercultural Development and Research Association, Inc. (IDRA)