1999 COMMUNICATION AWARDS

First Place, Speeches
From Scholarship to Leadership
Texas Professional Communicators Communication Contest

Second Place, Public Relations Printed Materials, Newsletter, One-to-Three Color
Senator Zaffirini Reports to the Families of District 21
Texas Professional Communicators Communication Contest

Second Place, Single News Release, Media Advisory for
Opening Ceremonies of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission's Laredo Office
Texas Professional Communicators Communication Contest

Honorable Mention, Personal Columns, Informational Government
Texas Professional Communicators Communication Contest

Bronze Award, Best of Texas, Publications-Other for
20 Dozen Tips For Better Communication and Leadership Skills
Texas Public Relations Association

1998 COMMUNICATION AWARDS

First Place, Personal Columns Specialized: Government
Texas Professional Communicators Communication Contest

Second Place, Public Relations Printed Materials, Newsletter, One-to-Three Color
Senator Judith Zaffirini Reports to the Families of District 21
Texas Professional Communicators Communication Contest

Third Place, News Releases, Single Release
Texas Professional Communicators

Honorable Mention, Speeches
Texas Professional Communicators

Silver Medal, Best of Texas
Special Event, Governor-for-a-Day
Ceremony Texas Public Relations Association

1995 COMMUNICATION AWARDS

Recognition of Distinguished Career in Journalism and Public Service
South Texas Press Association

1994 COMMUNICATION AWARDS

Salute for 20-year Membership
Texas Press Women

1992 COMMUNICATION AWARDS

Certificate of Commendation
Women in Communications, Inc

1989 COMMUNICATION AWARDS

(Executive of the Year, College of Business Administration): Ejecutivo del Año
El Colegio de Licenciados en Administración de Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico

1988 COMMUNICATION AWARDS

George Washington Honor Medal of Excellence Recipient
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, for Series of Speeches about the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution.
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

1987 COMMUNICATION AWARDS

Jose María Morelos y Pavón Medal of Merit
Internationally acclaimed award in recognition of “superior understanding of the problems of Latin Americans and for personal interest in promoting the best relations between Mexico and the United States”
Agrupación Nacional Periodistica (ANPE-journalists´ association), Mexico

1980-1975 COMMUNICATION AWARDS

As Director of Communications at Laredo Junior College she and her staff won more than 40 national and state awards between 1976 and 1980, including a Grand Award for Community Relations Programs and three Awards of Excellence for Feature Stories or Series, Special Communications Programs, and News Writing.

First Place, Public Relations, Second Edition of
Publicity Planner, or How to Get Publicity in Laredo News Media
Texas Press Women Communication Contest

Third Place (nationally), Public Relations, Second Edition of
Publicity Planner, or How to Get Publicity in Laredo News Media
School-College Publications Contest

Top Ten Texas Press Women, 1976. Fourth Place in State for Total Points for the Following Winning Entries in the 1976 Texas Press Women Communication Contest:

First Place, Public Relations, First Edition of
Publicity Planner, or How to Get Publicity in Laredo News Media

First Place, Special Editions, 1975-76 Laredo Junior College Catalog

First Place, Advertising, Laredo Junior College Registration Ad

Second Place, Public Relations Press Releases, Feature about a Special Services Program

Second Place, Speeches
Changing Attitudes toward Working Women
September, 1975
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