UTPA Pillars of Success Award
Macaria de la Garza Gorena
(AA 1939, M.Ed. 1977)
What is the Pillars of Success Award?
Recognized during the 2012 Alumni Ball on February 17, the 2012 Pillars of Success are a distinguished group of individuals, who were chosen among their peers for their personal and career successes, will stand as role models for current and future Broncs. The Pillars of Success is the official "Alumni" annual award presented during Homecoming Weekend. Their career and personal triumphs have made their alma mater proud!
In her distinguished 47-year career as an educator, Macaria de la Garza Gorena has inspired many students to make education a priority in their lives. Retiring in 1989 from Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, de la Garza Gorena is credited with pioneering the school district’s special education program. Called a "determined soul," she served in numerous educator roles while at Edinburg including classroom, Spanish and special education teacher. To honor her legacy, Edinburg CISD named one of its newest elementary schools as the Macaria de la Garza Gorena Elementary School on October 15, 2011.
-Los Arcos Magazine
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