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                      Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Elsa C. Ruiz

Congratulations to Dr. Elsa C. Ruiz ’76, who after 31 years of service to LISD, has accepted a position at the University of Texas in San Antonio as an assistant professor for the College of Education. “I love to teach, but I love to learn,” Ruiz said. “With this position I will be teaching teachers how to teach math,” she said.


Ruiz earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education from Texas A&M in December 2006. Ruiz’s background is not much different from the average Laredoan. Her father was a laborer and her mother a homemaker. “I wanted to be a mentor to Laredo students,” she said. “If I can do it, so can they.”



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Reprinted with permission from The Laredo Morning Times


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Guillermo Cuellar

Guillermo B. Cuellar began his career with the department in 1993 while he was a student at the University of Texas in San Antonio, where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering, as part of the department’s Summer Employment Program, which allows high school and college student to earn valuable on-the-job training while pursuing their education. Shortly after accepting full-time employment at the Laredo District in 2000, Cuellar joined the district’s rotation program, which provides Engineers in Training the opportunity to learn the multi-faceted career of an engineer within TxDOT.

As part of this program, Cuellar worked in the districts various departments, including laboratory, maintenance, environmental, transportation planning and development, transportation operations, plan review, and design and construction. In 2006, Cuellar earned a master’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M International University. Currently, Cuellar is the president of the District’s Young Engineer Council. Cuellar is married to Linda Cuellar. They have a daughter, Analee.


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Class Notes

Cristina Marie Cavazos and Enrique A. Gonzalez

Cristina Marie Cavazos ’06 and

Enrique A. Gonzalez married

at St. Vicente de Paul Church on July 14th.

Araceli M. Lopez and Juan A. Garcia

Araceli M. Lopez ’05 and Juan A. Garcia

married on July 21st, at

First Presbyterian Church in Laredo, TX.


Velma C. Torres

Velma C. Torres and Roel Quintana have set the

date for their wedding for October 27th,

at San Martin de Porres Church in Laredo, TX.

   Maria Angelica Torres

Maria Angelica Torres ’01, ’04 and Arturo Cervantes

were united in marriage on June 23rd,

at Mother Cabrini Church.

Katherine D. Cogburn's bridal shower

Katherine Denise Cogburn '06, bride-to-be of

David Perez '04, was recently honored with

a tea party bridal shower on June 30th, at Coyote Creek. Pictured are Alyssa Sanchez, Isabel Sanchez '81,

co-hostess; Katherine Denise Cogburn, honoree; Adriana Perez, hostess; and Priscilla Perez.

Monica A. Lara and Jose A. Calcaneo, Jr.

Monica A. Lara and Jose A. Calcaneo, Jr

will marry on December 15th at San Luis Rey.



Claudia Isaac and Javier J. Narvaez

Claudia Isaac ’07 and Javier J. Narvaez ’06

married on July 21st, in Laredo, TX.

Carmen G. Leal and Jaime A. Cerda

Happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding are Carmen G. Leal and Jaime A. Cerda ’97.  The couple will marry on September 15th,

at San Agustin Cathedral in Laredo, TX.


Melissa E. Magnon and Luis J. Garcia

Melissa E. Magnon '99 and Luis J. Garcia

were united in marriage on June 27th,

at the MGM Forever Grand Chapel in Las Vegas.

 Rozett Duran

Rozett Duran '01 and

Jose Luis Casarez, Jr. will exchange vows at San Agustin Cathedral Church on September 29th.


 Aurora Rosillo

An engagement party was held recently for

Aurora Rosillo '01 and her fiance, Ruben Soto Jr.,

at the home of the bride-to-be’s uncle and aunt,

Mel and Laura Quesada.

Emilio Alva, Jr. and Valerie Rodriguez

Emilio Alva, Jr. ’97  and Valerie Rodriguez

will marry on  August 4th in San Antonio. 



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