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Conference Program

2014 NACCS-Tejas Conference 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

3:00-6:00 Registration in Palmetto Center for the Arts foyer

Opening Festivities, Flor y Canto, on Thursday

6:00-7:00 Light refreshments

7:00-8:15 P.M. Opening Plenary

Chicano/a Studies: Where is it and How do we Proceed?

Location: Palmetto Center for the Arts Theater

 

Panelists:  

McMahon, Marci, University of Texas at Pan American

Zamora, Emilio, University of Texas at San Antonio

Aguilar, Teresita, New Mexico Highlands University

Juan Tejeda, Palo Alto College

Moderator: V. June Pedraza

 

Post-Plenary Flor y Canto in Cypress Campus Center Lago Vista Room (Pan dulce provided):

8:15  San Anto Sonando (Son Jarocho musical group San Anto estyle)

8:45  Rosemary Catacalos (The first Chicana/Latina Poet Laureate of Texas)

8:55  Anthony The Poet (Three-time National Grand Slam Poetry Champion)

9:05  Laurie Ann Guerrero (Award-winning poet  from San Antonio)

9:15  Juan Tejeda & Jose Flores Peregrino (Música y poesía del Movimiento Xicano)

9:25  Open Mic

 

Friday, February 21, 2014: Refreshments, registration in Live Oak Hall 103 and 104 from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

 Friday, February 21, 2014

Session 1: 9:00-10:15

1.A. Live Oak Hall 106

History, Space and Cultural Politics

Joel Zapata, “El Paso's Queer Culture through Chiquita's Bar: Gender, Race and, Language,” Southern Methodist University

Lilia Rosas, “Sex Workers in a Winter Resort,” St. Edward’s University

Winter Calaway, “Suspended Lives: The Lived Experiences of Mexican Immigrant Restaurant Workers in Austin, Texas,” Texas State University-San Marcos

Chair: Corina Gonzalez-Stout, Northwest Vista College

1.B. Panel: Live Oak Hall 108

Tejas History and Spatial Politics

Kip Hinton, “Education in South Texas: Assimilation and Marginalization, 1519-2013,” University of Texas at Brownsville

Jesús Pérez, “Manuel Guerra and the Imperialist Colonization of Starr County,” University of Texas-Pan American

Miguel Alvarez, “The Selective Memory of the ‘Remember the Alamo’ Slogan: A Look at Texan History from the Perspective of Brown People,” University of Texas at San Antonio

Ana M. Juárez, “Transforming County Historical Commissions through Cemetery Research: Raising Chican@s from the Dead,” Texas State University-San Marcos

Mercedes Lynn De Uriarte, “Austin Displaced: Gentrification as Disappearing Unworthy,” University of Texas at Austin (Emeritus)

Chair: James Puente, Northwest Vista College

1C. Live Oak Hall 110

Labor, Location, and Language: A Critical Exploration of Chicano/Latino Invisibility within the United States

Christian Ramírez, “Latina/o Domestic Labor: “I Have a Name, and It’s Not Maid,” Michigan State University

Erin Alvarez, “Uncovering Narratives: The Chicana Literary Desert of Central California,” Michigan State University

Samuel Saldívar, “Into the Spacy Emptiness”: An Exploration of Cultural Translation in Spanglish,” Michigan State University

Chair: William Escalante, Michigan State University

1D. Live Oak Hall 115

Hispanic Women’s Poverty Rate and Its Role on Their Food Insecurity

Allison Ray, Texas Woman’s University-Denton

Luis Enrique Espinoza, Texas Woman’s University-Denton

Lucas Espinoza, Texas Woman’s University-Denton

1E. Live Oak Hall 117

Classroom Identities and Pedagogies

Candance DeLeón-Zepeda, “Transformative Praxis: A Mestizaje of Epistemologies y Barrio Consciousness,” Our Lady of the Lake University

Margaret E. Cantú-Sánchez, “Transformative Praxis: A Mestizaje of Epistemologies y Barrio Consciousness,” Our Lady of the Lake University

Alicia Cavazos, “Latina/os Succeeding in Academia: the Role of Mentors and and Multiethnic Coursework,” Our Lady of the Lake University

Chair: Yndalecio Hinojosa, Northwest Vista College

1F. Live Oak Hall 112

Roundtable: Mexican American Studies Growing and Building Our Future

Marie Miranda, University of Texas at San Antonio

Roberto R. Calderón, University of North Texas-Denton

Trinidad Gonzales, South Texas College-McAllen

Marci McMahon, University of Texas-Pan American

Sonia Hernández, University of Texas-Pan American

Jaime A. Mejía, Texas State University-San Marcos

Chair: Angela Valenzuela, University of Texas at Austin

Friday, February 21, 2014

Session 2: 10:30-11:45

2A. Live Oak Hall 106

Chicana/o Identity and the Arts

Henrique Saldaña, “Ambition through Despair,” Our Lady of the Lake University

Reyes Ramírez, “A Story of Chicano Mural University or How Art Communicates the Chicano Experience and Why We Save Narratives,” Texas State University-San Marcos

Iliana Vásquez, “Reading Transantional Aesthetics in Esteban “Steve” Jordan’s Accordion Conjunto Performance,” University of Texas at Austin

Charles McGregor, “Reimagining the Family in Confessional Poetry through José Antonio Rodríguez’s The Shallow End of Sleep,”

Chair: Natalia Treviño, Northwest Vista College

 

2B Live Oak Hall 108

Roundtable: Chican@ Studies and “Alter-Native” Methodologies for Historical Preservation in San Anto, Tejas

Cathryn Merla-Watson, Texas A&M University at San Antonio

Marisol Cortez, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, San Antonio

Susana Segura, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, San Antonio

Itza Carbajal, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, San Antonio

Cynthia Merla Spielman, Corazones del Westside, San Antonio

Chair: Antonia I. Castañeda, Independent Scholar

 

2C Live Oak Hall 110

Feminist Wars on Bitch, Puta, and Cunt: Debunking the Derogatory Terms in Literary and Social Contexts

Sarah García, Texas State University-San Marcos

Mónica Teresa Ortiz

Irene Lara Silva

Amaris Díaz

Chair: Cesar Ramos, Editor of Raspa Magazine

2D. Live Oak Hall 115

Pedagogies in the Classroom via Service Learning, Community and Education

Theron Francis and Marianita Escamilla, “Drawing on the Hispanic Cultural Consciousness along the Rio Grande: Two Approaches to Service Learning in First-Year Writing,” Sul Ross State University and University of Texas-Pan American

Juanita Lawhn, “Climbing Over the Wall: Rhetoric of Liberation in Composition and Prison Art,” San Antonio College

Amy Cummins, “Literature of Young Adults by Mexican American Authors: An Issue in Teacher Education,” University of Texas-Pan American

Diana Gunnoe, “A Semi-structured Interview Study of Mexican American Girls’ Language of Empowerment,” New Mexico State University

Chair, Monica Cruz, Incarnate Word 

 

2E. Live Oak Hall 117

“Ugh...That’s so Mexican”: Sharing the Struggles of Establishing a Presence on College Campuses

Laura Lee Oviedo, University of Texas-Pan American

Eli Sergio Tarín, Northwest Vista College

Leonardo Leopoldo Treviño, University of Texas at San Antonio

2F. Live Oak Hall 112

Roundtable: SomosMAS! Bridging Community in Academia en San Antonio

Juan Tejeda, Palo Alto College

Corina González-Stout, Northwest Vista College

Lilliana Saldaña, University of Texas at San Antonio

Teresita Aguilar, Our Lady of the Lake University

Friday 12:30- 1:40 Awards Luncheon

Location: Courtyard Marriott on HWY 151 and Wiseman BLVD

 

Shuttle service to luncheon provided from Palmetto Hall to Courtyard Marriott

Friday, February 21, 2014

Session 3: 2:00-3:15

Student Team Building Session 2:00-3:15

Location: Cypress Campus Center 121/122

Northwest Vista College’s MASA (Mexican American Student Association) invites all students

for a team building and mingling session.

3. A. Live Oak Hall 106

CMAS at UT Austin: From Center to Department and More

Domino Pérez, University of Texas at Austin

Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández, University of Texas at Austin

3.B. Live Oak Hall 108

Chicano/a Politics and Social Activism

Claire Massey, “Bypassing the Border: The Librotraficante Movement Creating Space for America,” Universität de Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany

Tony Díaz, “Shut the F*** Up: The Far Right Patriarchy’s Attempt to Silence Chican@ History & Culture, and the Librotraficante Defiance,” Lone Star College

Chair, Yndalecio Hinojosa, Northwest Vista College 

 

3C. Live Oak Hall 110

Roundtable: Saving Univision: A Case for Historical Preservation in Chican@ Studies

Sarah Gould, University of Texas at San Antonio

Claudia Guerra, University of Texas at San Antonio

Graciela Sánchez, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, San Antonio

Antonia I. Castañeda, Westside Preservation Alliance, San Antonio

Chair: Donna Guerra, Trinity University

3D. Live Oak Hall 115

Immigration Politics and the DREAM Act

Felipe Vargas, “Gangstaz, Wankstaz & Ridaz: On Responding to Deportations, Folly, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Harvard University

Lilia Loera, “Acts of Civil Disobedience and Immigration Reform,” Texas State University-San Marcos

Lupe Flores, “Enacting Humanity: Auto/ethnographic Insights on Coyotaje from the Rio Grande Borderlands,” University of Texas-Pan American

Sergio Ramírez, “Queering Illegality,” University of Texas at Austin

Chair, Carlos López, Northwest Vista College

3F Live Oak Hall LOH 112

Grassroots Organizing and Civic Engagement: Empowering Mexican American Neighborhoods in San Antonio

Armando L. Trujillo, University of Texas at San Antonio

Daniel González, University of Texas at San Antonio

Chair, Monica Cruz, Incarnate Word

Friday, February 21, 2014

Session 4: 3:30-4:45

4A. Live Oak Hall 106

Historical Memory, Alternative Archives, and Chican@ Literature

Heather F. Gentzel and, Jessica Francin Gonzales, “The Ways in Which Chicana Literature Forges Alternative  Queer Archives via Emma Pérez and Gloria Anzaldúa,” Texas A&M University at San Antonio

Tyler Moses, “How Américo Paredes’s George Washington Gómez: A Mexicotexan Novel, Documents a Racist Educational System,” Texas A&M University at San Antonio

Hannah Herzig and Leonila Espinoza, “The Gendered and Classed-Body Politics of History and Remembering Bárbara Renaud González’s 2009 Novel Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me?,” Texas A&M University at San Antonio

Chair: Cathryn Merla-Watson, Texas A&M University at San Antonio

 

4B. Live Oak Hall 108

Creating L.A.U.G.H.T.E.R. (Learning Achievement Understanding Growth Honor Through Efficacious Resiliency

Sonia Noyola, NBCT (Sponsor), and CHS Social Studies Teachers & Students, Corpus Christi ISD

4C. Live Oak Hall 110

Queer Readings in US Latin@ Literature

Gabriela Baeza Ventura, “Lo que no se dice, lo que no se hace: Queer YA Latin@ Literature,” University of Houston

Trevore Boffone, University of Houston, “Bodies in Dissent, Cuerpos de resistencia: La Queer-X-X-Xicana Flesh of Theory in Adelina Anthony’s Las Hociconas,” University of Houston

Sarah Becker, “Queer Cuisine: Food as Memory, Identity and Pleasure in Anel Flores’ Empanada: A Lesbiana Story in Probaditas,” University of Houston

 

4D Live Oak Hall 115

Pedagogies of the Home: Capitalizing the Cultural Capital of Families and Communities in Education

Jo Ann Reyes Trujillo, Texas A&M University at San Antonio

Irene De Hoyos, Somerset ISD and University of Texas at San Antonio

Carmen Martínez, Edgewood ISD

Armando L. Trujillo, University of Texas at San Antonio

 

 

4E. Live Oak Hall 117

Roundtable: MAS Houston: Las Luchas y Los Éxitos

Grisel Cano, Houston Community College—Southeast

Lorenzo Cano, University of Houston

Lydia French, Houston Community College—Central

Stalina Villarreal, Houston Community College—Southeast

Tony Díaz, Lone Star College—North Harris

Noche De Cultura

Friday at 6:30 in Palmetto Center for the Arts

Featuring “Rebozos: La Fuerza de la Mujer Mexicana” by Carmen Tafolla, accompanied by Azul and Northwest Vista Dancers

Cake will be served

 

 Following "Rebozos" at 8:30 in Lago Vista Room in Cypress Campus Center

 Film screening of Prejudice and Pride at 8:30 in Lago Vista Room in Cypress Campus Center with John J. Valadez

                                                                                

Saturday, February 22, 2014: Refreshments, registration in Live Oak Hall 103 from 8:30 A.M. to 1:45 P.M

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Session 1: 9:00-10:15

1A. Live Oak Hall 106

Understanding the Mexican American Experience and Promoting Culturally and Historically Relevant Education through Oral Histories

Misael Ramírez, University of Texas-Pan American

Víctor García, III, University of Texas-Pan American

Sam González, University of Texas-Pan American

Cynthia Solís, University of Texas at Austin

Chair: Maritza De La Trinidad, University of Texas-Pan American

 

1B. Live Oak Hall 108

Decolonizing the Classroom: Hip Hop and Nueva Canción as Pedagogies of Transformation

Sandra Garza, University of Texas at San Antonio

Lilliana Saldaña, University of Texas at San Antonio

Marco Cervantes, University of Texas at San Antonio

Sylvia Mendoza, University of Utah at Salt Lake City

 

1C. Live Oak Hall 110

Leaving None of Our Children Behind: Building a Constituency for Latina/o Children’s Books in Austin, Texas

Martha Cotera, Information Systems Development, Austin, Texas

Oralia Garza de Cortés, Consultant with Latino Children’s Literature and Family Literacy, Austin, Texas

Brenda Rubio, University of Texas at Austin

Isabel Millán, University of Texas at Austin

Chair: Angela Valenzuela, University of Texas at Austin

 

1D. Live Oak Hall 115

Roundtable: Obstáculos a la Educación del Chicano/a: The Paradox of Familism

Luis Espinoza, Texas Woman’s University

Lucas Espinoza, Texas Woman’s University

Chair: Rosalva Resendiz, University of Texas-Pan American

1E Live Oak Hall 117

New Directions in Chicana/o Studies: Centering Mexicana and Chicana Labor Histories and Transnational Cultural Productions

Sonia Hernández, University of Texas-Pan American

Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, Trinity University

Marci R. McMahon, University of Texas-Pan American

1F. Live Oak Hall 112

Xicana/o Publishing in Tejas

Juan Tejeda, Aztlán Libre Press

Sara Ramírez, Third Woman Press

Bryce Milligan, Wings Press

Gabriela Baeza, Arte Publico Press

Chair: Natalia Treviño, Northwest Vista College

Session 2: 10:30-11:45

2.A. Live Oak Hall 106

Racial and Linguistic Ideologies and National Spaces

James Thomas, “Reproduction of Ethno-Racial Ideology in Newsroom Classroom Cultural Practices,” Texas State University-San Marcos

Samantha Rodríguez, “Texas Movimiento Chicanas: Voicing Community Feminisms in National Spaces,” University of Houston

Juan Plascencia and, Norma Guzmán, “Attitude to Spanish in South Texas,” Texas A&M University at Kingsville

Chair: Sandra Garza, University of Texas at San Antonio

2B Live Oak Hall 108

Roundtable Performance: Rewriting Our Communities by W.A.K.E.-U.P.! (Women Artistically Collecting Experiencias—Unidas Prosperando)

Laura Lee Oviedo, University of Texas-Pan American

Eloisa Moreno, University of Texas-Pan American

Gladys Ornelas, University of Texas-Pan American

Claudia Hernández, University of Texas-Pan American

2C Live Oak Hall 110

Fulfilling the Dreams of Gay, Bilingual, and Hybridized Chican@s

José Cano, “Inglés or Spanish: Engaging the Bilingual Repertoire in Rhetoric and Composition,” Texas State University-San Marcos

Joseph Baiza-Vigil, “Endangered Queer Narratives: The Continuing Struggles of Opening the American Literary Canon to Chican@ Gay Writers,” Texas State University-San Marcos

Mejía, Jaime A., “Imagining a Real New World for Chican@s in Academia,” Texas State University-San Marcos

2D.Live Oak Hall 115

Music, Women, and Religion in Narco-Culture

Eloy González, University of Texas-Pan American

Jaime Luna, University of Texas-Pan American

Deyanira Pérez, University of Texas-Pan American

Chair: Anival González, Northwest Vista College

2E. Live Oak Hall 117

De-Mexicanization of Texas Education

Tony Díaz, Lone Star College

V. June Pedraza, Northwest Vista College

Lilliana Saldaña, University of Texas at San Antonio

Chair: Corina González-Stout, Northwest Vista College

 

2F. Live Oak Hall 112

Towards Understanding Chicano/a—Native American Spiritual Identity Transformation: Yesterday and Today

Jesus Cantu Medel, M.Ed., Museo Guadalupe Aztlan, Houston, TX

Dr. Homer García, Texas Southern University

Daniel Antoon, Independent Artist

Bianca Rivera, Danzante

Chair: Dr. Antonio González, Chicano Cultural Institute, Houston, TX

 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Session 3: 12:30-1:45

3A. Live Oak Hall 106

Identity Politics and Chicano Studies

Justin García, “¿Lo que nos pasó? Internal Challenges to the Teaching of Chicano/Latino Studies,”

Maritza De La Trinidad, “Chicana/o Studies in Tejas: Transforming Our Communities,” University of Texas-Pan American

Roberto Pachecano, “Contemporary American Literature: Modernizing the Syllabus, Inclusion of Latina/o Authors Using Title VI of the Civil Rights Act as a Guide,” Sigma Tau Delta, Alumni/International Committee

Chair: V. June Pedraza, Northwest Vista College

3B Live Oak Hall 108

Chicana Authors Situating Chicana Protagonists with Foreigners Rather than Chicanos: What Purposes Are Served?

Jonathon Treviño, Texas State University-San Marcos

Emily Hernández, Texas State University-San Marcos

Emiliano Romero, Texas State University-San Marcos

Angélica Maldonado, Texas State University-San Marcos

Alexandra Pérez, Texas State University-San Marcos

Chair: Jaime Armín Mejía, Texas State University-San Marcos

3C. Live Oak Hall 110

Preparing Future Bilingual Educators: Focus on Spanish Academic Language Development

Laura A. Vela, Texas A&M University at Kingsville

Ana Lydia Rodríguez-Díaz, Texas A&M University at Kingsville

Norma Guzmán, Texas A&M University at Kingsville

 

 

3D. Live Oak Hall 112

Mexican Americans and World War II: Citizenship, Subjectivity, and Service

Valerie A. Martínez, “Latina Servicewomen during World War II: Redefining the Contours of ‘Citizenship,’” University of Texas at Austin

Patricia Portales, “World War II and the Production Paradigm: A Theatrical Remapping of Mexican American Women in Judith and Severo Pérez’s Soldierboy,” San Antonio College

Marianne M. Bueno, “World War II and the Making of the Mexican American Generation: A Reassessment of Carlos E. Castañeda’s Wartime Service,” Independent Scholar

 

3F. Live Oak Hall 115

Concientización of Bilingual Chicanas/os in Mental Health Training Programs: Reconnecting to Our Linguistic Raíces

Ezequiel Peña, Our Lady of the Lake University

Yolanda Rodríguez-Escobar, Our Lady of the Lake University

 Maribel Lárraga, Our Lady of the Lake University

 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

 Lunch and Plenanary Sponsored by Palo Alto College

1:50 -2:30 Box Lunch pick up in Cypress Center

2:30– 3:30 Closing Plenary in Cypress Center Lago Vista

Title: Education and the Arts: Bridging and Transforming Chicano/a Communities

Panelists:  

Cantu, Norma, University of Missouri at Kansas City

Tafolla, Carmen, University of Texas at San Antonio

Cuevas, Ernesto, RedCielo and New Frontiers Charter School

Trevino, Natalia, Northwest Vista College

Moderator: Marco Cervantes, University of Texas at San Antonio

 

3:45-4:45 Tejas Foco Business Meeting in Cypress Center

 

List of Presenters: Name Index

Aguilar, Teresita

Alvarez, Erin

Alvarez, Miguel

Baiza-Vigil, Joseph

Becker, Sarah

Boffone, Trevor

Bueno, Marianne M.

Calderón, Roberto R.

Cano, Grisel

Cano, José

Cano, Lorenzo

Cantú, Norma E.

Cantú-Sánchez, Margaret E.

Carbajal, Itza

Castañeda, Antonia I.

Castillo, Eric

Cavazos, Alicia

Cervantes, Marco

Cortez, Marisol

Cotera, Martha

  Cruz, Monica

Cuevas, Ernesto

Cummins, Amy

de Cortés, Oralia Garza

De Hoyos, Irene

De La Trinidad, Maritza

DeLeón-Zepeda, Candace

De Uriarte, Mercedes Lynn

Díaz, Amaris

Díaz, Tony

Escalante, William

Escamilla, Marianita

Espinoza, Leonila

Espinoza, Lucas

Espinoza, Luis Enrique

Flores, Lupe

Francis, Theron

French, Lydia

García, Justin

García, Sarah

García, III, Víctor

Garza, Sandra

Gentzel, Heather F.

Gonzales, Jessica Francin

Gonzales, Trinidad

González, Anival
González, Daniel

González, Eloy

González, Sam

González-Stout, Corina

Gould, Sarah

Guerra, Claudia

Guidotti-Hernández, Nicole M.

Gunnoe, Diana

Guzmán, Norma

Guzmán Martínez, Carmen

Hernández, Claudia

Hernández, Emily

Hernández, Sonia

Herzig, Hannah

Hinojosa, Yndalecio

Hinton, Kip

Juárez, Ana M.

 Lárraga, Maribel

Lawhn, Juanita

Loera, Lilia

López, Carlos

Luna, Jaime

Maldonado, Angélica

Martínez, Carmen

Martínez, Valerie A.

Massey, Claire

McGee, Alexis

McMahon, Marci R.

Mejía, Jaime A.

Mendoza, Sylvia

Merla-Watson, Cathryn

Miranda, Marie

Milligan, Bryce

Millán, Isabel

Moreno, Eloisa

Moses, Tyler

Noyola, Sonia

Ornelas, Gladys

Ortiz, Mónica Teresa

Oviedo, Laura Lee

Pachecano, Roberto

Pedraza, V. June

Peña, Ezequiel

 Pérez, Alexandra

Pérez, Deyanira

Pérez, Domino

Pérez, Jesús

Plascencia, Juan

Portales, Patricia

Puente, James

Ramírez, Christian

Ramírez, Misael

Ramírez, Reyes

Ramírez, Sara

Ramírez, Sergio

Ramos, Cesar

Ray, Allison

Resendiz, Rosalva

Rodríguez, Samantha

Rodríguez-Díaz, Ana Lydia

Rodríguez-Escobar, Yolanda

Romero, Emiliano

Rosas, Lilia

Rubio, Brenda

Saldaña, Henrique

Saldaña, Lilliana

Saldívar, Samuel

Sánchez, Graciela

Segura, Susana

Silva, Irene Lara

Solís, Cynthia

Spielman, Cynthia Merla

Tafolla, Carmen

Tarín, Eli Sergio

Tejeda, Juan

Thomas, James

Treviño, Jonathon

Treviño, Leonardo Leopoldo

Treviño, Natalia

Trujillo, Armando L.

Trujillo, Jo Ann Reyes

Urquijo-Ruiz, Rita

Valenzuela, Angela

Vargas, Felipe

Vásquez, Iliana

Vela, Laura A.

Ventura, Gabriela Baeza

Villarreal, Stalina

Winter, Calaway

Zamora, Emilio

Zapata, Joel

 

 

3:45-4:45 – Tejas Foco Business Meeting in Cypress Center

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Conference Co-organizers: 
Dr. June Pedraza
Office: (JH 111 F)
Corina Gonzalez-Stout
Office: (PCA 105 G)

Conference Committee:
Anival Gonzalez
Yalitza Guerra
Yndalecio Hinojosa
Natalia Trevino
Arturo Vazquez
Tommy Vela
James Puente
Carlos Acosta
Neil Lewis
Hector Trevino
Diane DeLaGarza
Dr. Homer Guevara
Mike Munoz
Sabrina Carey
Lynne Dean
Eli Tarin
Dom C
Dr. Teresita Aguilar (OLLU)
Dr. Liliana Saldana (UTSA)
Dr. Keta Miranda (UTSA)
Dr. Josie Mendez-Negrete (UTSA)
Leo Trevino (UTSA)
Sonya Hernandez (UTSA)
Juan Tejeda (Palo Alto)