Posts Tagged ‘Awards & Honors’

Jacquie Baly (’90)

Jacquie Baly (’90) is a Co-Chair for The American Cancer Society’s 2024 Tickled Pink Luncheon. She is a past recipient of this honor. The Tickled Pink award is given to exceptional Houstonians who have made significant contributions to our community. The luncheon is scheduled for April 5, 2024. All funds raised through this event will help fund the over $26 million that American Cancer Society invests in Houston each year through Houston-based cancer research, patient services, lodging and transportation, and local prevention and early detection grants to help address health disparities with cancer screenings, HPV vaccinations, and access to quality care.

Cheryl Creuzot (’81, J. D. ’92, M.L. ’99, M.B.A. ’12)

The American Cancer Society named Cheryl Creuzot (’81, J. D. ’92, M.L. ’99, M.B.A. ’12), as a 2024 Tickled Pink Honoree. This award is given to exceptional Houstonians who have made significant contributions to our community. The luncheon is scheduled for April 5, 2024. All funds raised through this event will help fund the over $26 million that American Cancer Society invests in Houston each year through Houston-based cancer research, patient services, lodging and transportation, and local prevention and early detection grants to help address health disparities with cancer screenings, HPV vaccinations, and access to quality care.

Nelda Luce Blair (’82)

The American Cancer Society named Nelda Blair (’82) as a 2024 Tickled Pink Honoree. This award is given to exceptional Houstonians who have made significant contributions to our community. The luncheon is scheduled for April 5, 2024. All funds raised through this event will help fund the over $26 million that American Cancer Society invests in Houston each year through Houston-based cancer research, patient services, lodging and transportation, and local prevention and early detection grants to help address health disparities with cancer screenings, HPV vaccinations, and access to quality care.

Conrado A. Contreras (’21)

As a graduate of Sociology at the University of Houston and having served academically 20 years as a volunteer teacher to low-income members of the Hispanic community, I am honored to share how proud I feel that the City of Houston recognized my educational endeavor by proclaiming October 31, 2023 as Conrado Contreras’ Day.

Sincerely,

Conrado A Contreras, President and Volunteer Teacher
Found Salvation Inc./ Salvadoran American Foundation of Houston, a 501 © (3) educative community organization that since January 2003 empowers our community members with classes of English, Citizenship, Computer, and Air Condition Repair, at no charge.

Edward Carrizales (’13, M.B.A. ’23)

Edward Carrizales (’13, M.B.A. ’23) received the Rising Star Award from Amegy Bank on December 14, 2023. This award is given to early-career bankers who are actively involved in community service and demonstrate leadership through volunteer efforts.

“I am immensely grateful for this honor and more motivated than ever to keep making a positive impact. Thank you to everyone at Amegy Bank and to all the incredible individuals who inspire me every day to be better and do more. Here’s to continuing to make a difference, one step at a time!”

Go Coogs!

Marian Cabanillas (’94)

Marian Cabanillas (’94) has been named by The Houston Business Journal as one of 90 honorees for the 2023 Women Who Mean Business Awards, recognizing women in leadership roles who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and community. 

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? 

 I am passionate about urban gardening, and I have a menagerie of animals, including dogs, bees, and hens. Being a beekeeper and tending to their hives has deepened my appreciation for nature, but has also taught me important lessons in patience, teamwork, and ecosystem dynamics.

What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to do? 

Navigating the complex and often emotionally demanding terrain of health care, particularly when it comes to family and friends. Assisting people near and dear to me in confronting their health care battles, especially in the realm of cancer, has been humbling and arduous.

Michelle Gray (J.D. ’11)

Michelle Gray (J.D. ’11) has been named by The Houston Business Journal as one of 90 honorees for the 2023 Women Who Mean Business Awards, recognizing women in leadership roles who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and community. Gray said “So many organizations tout the fact that they are hiring and even promoting women and minorities… but the real question is this: Are you changing the culture of your organization to reflect the needs, talents, and character of a wider, more diverse human experience? Let’s not merely open the doors, but let’s redecorate the place with a new corporate culture that invites others in.”

Margaret Wallace Brown (’83)

Margaret Wallace Brown (’83) has been named by The Houston Business Journal as one of 90 honorees for the 2023 Women Who Mean Business Awards, recognizing women in leadership roles who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and community.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I won a disco dancing contest when I was a student at the University of Houston. The prize was a $10 gift certificate for Foley’s department store. I immediately used the card to purchase a Jane Fonda exercise leotard with matching leg warmers.

What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to do?

I bounced back and learned to thrive after my first marriage failed. I raised a strong-will, loving daughter, built a career and found joy again. While I would not ever choose that experience, I am proud of the result.

Lana Muranovic (’10)

Lana Muranovic (’10) has been named by The Houston Business Journal as one of 90 honorees for the 2023 Women Who Mean Business Awards, recognizing women in leadership roles who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and community.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

One thing many people might not know upon first meeting me is that I, along with my parents and brother, came to the United States as a refugee from war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina when I was 8 years old.

What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to do?

Battling early stage breast cancer, particularly while trying to be a present mom to my 2-year-old toddler, is easily the most difficult thing I’ve had to do.

Nicole Perry (’06)

Nicole Perry (’06) has been named by The Houston Business Journal as one of 90 honorees for the 2023 Women Who Mean Business Awards, recognizing women in leadership roles who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and community. 

 What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? 

 I have been working since I was 11 years old. I initially worked as a baby sitter for the neighborhood children, including my husbands sister who is 13 years younger than me.

What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to do? 

In 2014, I was asked to work out of Jones Day’s Hong Kong office for 10 weeks in connection with a significant client matter. Thank goodness for advancements in technology as I was able to facetime with my husband and children everyday, and I regularly received videos of the kids.