Dr. Theresa Torres Receives Community Outreach Award

Dr. Theresa Torres

Dr. Theresa Torres

Theresa Torres, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Latina/Latino Studies Program and Department of Sociology, has recently received the Dr. Thomas E. Purcell Award for her outstanding contributions to the Guadalupe Centers, Inc. at the Blanco y Negro Annual Awards Gala in Kansas City, Missouri.

The award is given in recognition of the man {or woman} who impacted the growth of the Westside community in the early 1900’s. Purcell was concerned about the plight of the growing Mexican immigrant community and dedicated much of his life to improving the quality of life of Kansas City’s new arrivals.

Dr. Torres has served on the Guadalupe Center Board for ten years including three years as the Board secretary and Program Committee Chair. She currently serves on the Guadalupe Educational System (Charter School) Board and is chair of the Curriculum Committee. The funds raised each year at the gala benefit the Guadalupe Center and honor outstanding individuals who have contributed to the growth and development of the center and the Latino Community of Kansas City, Missouri.

Congratulations, Dr. Torres!

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