Commerce – Dr. Mary Hendrix, vice president for student access and success at Texas A&M University-Commerce, has been nominated for the Hispanic 100 Latina Living Legend award. She was selected due to her service in the community and by distinguishing herself in her profession for more than 25 years.
"I am honored and humbled to be named a finalist for this award," Hendrix said.
Hispanic 100 is based out of Dallas and serves as a catalyst for increased participation of Hispanic women in employment, procurement and social issues. The organization promotes leadership in private and public sectors, and honors Hispanic women for their life's work through education.
Nine candidates around the Metroplex have been nominated for the 2010 Latina Living Legend award. The winner will be announced at the Annual Latina Living Legend Award and Luncheon on Thursday, May 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Fairmont Dallas hotel.
"This award is an acknowledgment of the individual's work and unselfishness for the betterment of the community at large," said Michele Bobadilla, Hispanic 100 co-chair. "It's for women who have found a need in the community, addressed those needs and have committed to it wholeheartedly."
The honoree will receive a $5,000 donation to her favorite charity or community-based organization and an engraved silver tray at the luncheon.
"I was a first-generation college student and I know education has changed my life and the lives of our children," Hendrix said. "My life's work has been devoted to opening doors for others so that they have the same opportunities I have been so fortunate to experience."