2004 TAMIU Students Honor Senator Judith Zaffirini

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, Carlos Ramos.

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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