TAMIU Students Honor Senator Judith Zaffirini
During the recent ninth annual Texas A&M International University
Life Awards Ceremony, hosted by the TAMIU Student Government Association
(SGA), State Senator Dr. Judith Zaffirini was presented with a special
recognition in appreciation of her hard work and dedication by SGA president,
Ramos said the event was a great success, with more than 250 students
in attendance, and the highlight of the event was Senator Zaffirini's
heartfelt and emotionally moving speech to the students.
"Throughout her nearly 18 years in the Legislature, Senator Zaffirini
has authored and passed the majority of legislation that has helped bring
TAMIU to its current state," said Ramos, "As a result of her
working on the Appropriations Conference Committee, she has been able
to secure over $324 million for TAMIU. Many of the current facilities
on the TAMIU campus were built as a result of these state dollars."
He said honoring Zaffirini not only recognized her past efforts, but
was a declaration of faith in her future abilities.
"As our senator, Dr. Zaffirini has been a true champion for TAMIU
and all of the students on this campus," Ramos said, "It's an
honor and comfort for me and my fellow Dustdevils to know that we have
Senator Zaffirini in Austin looking out for us."
Ramos explained the students hope this recognition will become a tradition,
to be given every year at the University Life Awards.
The University Life Awards ceremony is hosted each year to acknowledge
those students in TAMIU's 44 student run organizations who have had the
most impact on the University through their commitment to excellence.
The evening included a live DJ and Casino Night.
For more information, please contact Carlos Ramos at 956.220.4427 or
visit SGA offices in the TAMIU Student Center.
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