A Lifetime of Achievement.........

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
Rosita Fernandez
Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte
Dr. Richard J. Tamez, MD
Retired Major General Alfred A. Valenzuela, U.S.A. Army
William Sinkin
La Familia Cortez, MTC, Inc.
Rosemary Kowalski
Norma S. Rodriguez City Clerk Emeritus
Charles Cottrell, Ph.D.
Former Mayor Phil Hardberger
Martha Tijerina
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
Rosie Castro
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)
The Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation
ProjectStay Incorporated
Manuel P. Berriozabal, Ph.D.
Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D. RN, FAAN
Professor, UT Health Science Center San Antonio
Felix Yruegas, Founder & Lanierites Members
Dr. Mike Flores, President of Palo Alto College