Texas A&M International University Receives Saludos Hispanos 'Educators of Distinction' Award

Texas A&M International University has been awarded a "2002 Educators of Distinction Award" by Saludos Hispanos/Saludos.com, the leading career and education site and magazine for bilingual Hispanics.

Rosemarie Garcia-Solomon, publisher of Saludos Hispanos, said the Distinction Awards are given to institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to higher education success for Hispanics.

"Education is the key to success for Hispanics," said Garcia-Solomon, "we congratulate the Educators of Distinction Award recipients for leading the way, providing high standards of education, career planning and counseling to Hispanic students."

Dr. Ray Keck, A&M International president, said the University is honored by the Award and committed to continuing to earn its distinction.

"We have long focused on educational programs and services that are relevant to our students and help them to lead lives of purpose and substance. This award is indicative of that commitment and we pledge to continue to earn its honor. I especially laud the efforts of our student services and career planning and placement offices," he explained.

Saludos Hispanos is a 30-year-old organization dedicated to increasing opportunities for Hispanic people through education and career development.

Its web site, saludos.com, is recognized as a leading Hispanic Web site and was one of 50 selected as "Best of the Best" among 4000 sites reviewed by CareerXroads.

For more information, visit saludos.com, or call the A&M International Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at 326.2180.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu