The Divesity Council held its Third Annual Thanksgiving Potluck to celebrate a feast of sharing. The potluck invited all faculty, staff and students to share a traditional dish that represents home to them.
This past month Edna Ledesma, 3rd year Ph.D. student in the Urban and Regional Science program and Dr. Cecilia Giusti, Dean for Outreach and Diversity for the College of Architecture, accepted both the Central Texas APA (American Planning Association) and Texas APA Chapters’ Student Project of the Year Awards. The awards recognized the Dialogo on the Border as “an exemplary project that showed the value of planning for communities.” The Dialogo on the Border was a 2-day conference held in Brownsville, Texas as a part of a broader national initiative by the Latinos and Planning Division of the APA to identify critical planning issues affecting Latino communities across the country. The goal of the Dialogo on the Border was to provide a platform for multidisciplinary discourse among all potential voices in the planning process in the border area. Dr. Giusti was the chair of the initiative and Edna Ledesma was the lead student coordinator. The award is a tribute to the work and dedication of many students, staff, and faculty, volunteers from Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Brownsville, and Texas Southmost College exemplifying the value of academic engagement outside of the classroom setting.
Texas A&M Student Leaders:
Texas A&M Students:
Zuleica De La Cerda-Ordaz
University of Texas at Brownsville/ Texas Southmost College Students:
Elsa De Leon
Texas A&M Staff:
Texas A&M Faculty & Researchers:
Boon Yeol Ryoo
University of Texas at Brownsville/ Texas Southmost College Faculty:
The Diversity Council congratulates its undergraduate student representative Liliana Ibañez for taking four gold metals and setting a Mexican National Record this summer at the Mexican Swimming Nationals Meet this summer.