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May 29, 2003
(DALLAS) — Two administrators from the Dallas County Community College District are among a select group of honorees who will be honored by the League of United Latin American Citizens for their outstanding work on behalf of the Latino community. Dr. William Wenrich, DCCCD chancellor, and Dr. Fela Alfaro, dean of student and enrollment services at El Centro College, both will receive the President's Circle of Excellence Award during LULAC's 74th national convention in Orlando, Fla.
The executive office of the president of LULAC established the award to recognize individuals whose contributions have helped advance the status of Latinos through education, health, civil rights activism, volunteerism, philanthropy, the arts and/or corporate responsibility. The awards are sponsored by ExxonMobil Corporation, which partners with and supports LULAC. Recipients will be honored during a special reception on Thurs., June 19.
"Our honorees serve as an example to their colleagues and their communities," said Hector Flores, LULAC's national president and a Dallas-based educator.
"I am honored to receive this award," said Wenrich. "DCCCD and each of its colleges and centers work diligently to provide access to higher education for students, including members of our Hispanic community in the Dallas area. The district values diversity and works to achieve that goal by offering affordable, accessible educational opportunities."
For more information, contact LULAC's national executive office at (800) LULAC 10 or visit the organization's website at http://www.lulac.org.