Awards Ceremony Recognizes Influential Educators
(El Paso, TX) — Nov. 11, 2019 – As the nation continues its unprecedented focus on math, science, technology and entrepreneurship, a coalition of El Pasoans have identified a select group of local educators who are preparing this region’s next generation of professionals to become leaders in the expeditiously evolving technology fields.
These eight educators — stellar performers from campus programs throughout El Paso and Las Cruces — will be honored at a banquet on Thursday, November 14th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel in El Paso. This annual platform highlights individuals who are successfully inspiring students with innovative, engaging instruction and experience.
2019 Educators to be Honored:
•El Paso Electric Regional Innovator Award, Lauren Curry, New Mexico State University
•Microsoft Technology Cultivator Award, James Ryan, Frank Macias Elementary, Clint ISD
•Prudential Math Architect Award, Sergio Estrada, Riverside High School, YISD
•CREEED Education Leadership Award, Margie Nelson Rodriguez, El Paso Community College
•Glassell Family Foundation Inspirational Pathway Award, Hector Lugo Nevarez, University of Texas at El Paso
•STTE Foundation Entrepreneurship Producer Award, Michael Nelson, Fab Labs El Paso
•Outstanding School Achievement Award, Manuela Gomez, Professor, El Paso Community College, Philosophy Club
•STEAM Creator Award, Alejandra Galindo, Clint ISD
Alfredo Corchado, Mexico City bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News and author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness, will execute as keynote speaker. A Mexican-American, Corchado worked the fields of California alongside his parents who were members of the United Farm Workers union led by Cesar Chavez. Corchado reported at El Paso Herald-Post prior to working for the Wall Street Journal in 1987. Moreover, he is a 2009 Nieman, Woodrow Wilson, Rockefeller, Lannan, USMEX and IOP fellow, as well as the winner of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize and Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for Courage in Journalism.
For more information, please visit www.sttefoundation.org/awards
ABOUT STTE FOUNDATION
The Success Through Technology Education Foundation is the Borderplex region’s continued effort to develop, deploy, and advance educational programs and initiatives focused on harvesting youth entrepreneurship ecosystems and technology comprehension. Support towards these efforts will help prepare the next generation on future opportunities and challenges the economy faces. STTE Foundation works under the Paso del Norte Charitable Foundation, which is a non-profit “501 (c)(3)” tax-exempt organization. [www.sttefoundation.org]
The Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development (CREEED) is a not-for-profit education policy and advocacy group focused on creating measurable outcomes and dedicated to closing the achievement gap for El Paso County students. This goal is accomplished by the means of investing in policies, programs, and metrics that prepare students to succeed in college and our future workforce. CREEED’s programs and supported initiatives fall into three categories; College Readiness, Career Readiness, and Education Readiness.
PHOTO CAPTION: Alfredo Corchado