Honors & Awards

1953Won Spelling Bee as a 4th grader defeating 5th and 6th graders to represent Comstock Elementary in city wide tournament.
1956Eagle Scout
1959Won wrestling tournament in 93-103lbs. class at Shenandoah Jr. High School.
1961Selected to represent Miami High School at Boys State
1961-62Miami High School, President Key Club, Student Body Treasurer, Member Hall of Fame
1965Admitted to Indiana University Medical School after only 3 years undergraduate studies
1967Selected by Partners of the Alliance for Progress, a program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to represent Indianapolis to her partner city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande del Sul, Brazil.
1971Honor Graduate Academy of Health Sciences—Preventive Medicine
1980Selected as a member of the Emergency Medical System Coordinating Committee in San Antonio, Texas. Worked with the committee to develop guidelines for training and implementing the first Emergency Medical Technicians in Bexar County, Texas.
1992Awarded South Texas Entrepreneur of the Year
1995Inducted into the San Antonio Business Hall of Fame and also served as the Keynote Speaker
2000Awarded “Hero for Children” by the Texas State Board of Education
2003Friend of Catholic Schools Award
2007Inducted into Texas Business Hall of Fame