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April 17, 2003
(DALLAS) — A former Dallas Cowboy, a novelist, a successful businesswoman, a licensed commercial pilot, a family doctor, a high school teacher, a former flight attendant, a "virtual" student and an active civic leader recently were named the recipients of the 2003 Dallas County Community College District Distinguished Alumni Awards.
The nine recipients, who overcame various challenges to succeed in their respective endeavors, will be recognized at an invitation-only reception on May 5 in the home of DCCCD Foundation Board Member Marilyn Augur and her husband, Jim, in Dallas. The reception also will honor DCCCD's major supporters for the past year.
Introduced in 2002 by the DCCCD Foundation, the award recognizes former students who have made significant contributions in the community and in their professions and who credit DCCCD for having a significant impact on their lives. Each of the district's nine teaching institutions selects its recipient each year for this prestigious award.
"These distinguished alumni serve as our community role models because they have made extraordinary achievements for themselves and those they serve," said Robert L. Thornton III, Foundation board chair. "When these outstanding individuals attribute their accomplishments to the education they received at one of our colleges, it says a lot about the quality of our institution, whether it be one class or an entire program."
The 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and the DCCCD colleges/locations they represent include:
For more information, please contact Betheny Reid, DCCCD Foundation executive director, at 214-860-2474.