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Eugenio Longoria Sáenz Wins Holmes Scholar Award

The award recognizes Sáenz for academic excellence, leadership, scholarship, collaboration, and mentoring.

By Joe Savrock (March 2007)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa – Eugenio Longoria Sáenz, doctoral candidate in the department of Learning and Performance Systems, has been awarded the Franklyn Conroy Williams Holmes Scholar Award. The award is given in recognition of academic excellence, leadership, scholarship, collaboration, and mentoring. Sáenz received his award in ceremonies held Jan. 26 at the National Holmes Scholars Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Sáenz is an active member of several College of Education multicultural organizations. He is chairman of the Multicultural Advancement Alumni Council, a group that enlists alumni members to call upon their diverse backgrounds as an inspiration for future educational leaders. He also serves the College’s Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee as student representative on the Leadership Team and is a member of the Curriculum Action Team.

“Mr. Sáenz represents the many fine characteristics that Franklyn brought to the Scholars program, to his doctoral and clinical engagements,” said Maxine Freund, vice president for the Holmes Scholars program.

The Franklyn Conroy Williams Holmes Scholar Award was established in 2005 in honor of Dr. Williams, first president of the Holmes Scholars Council and University of Central Florida Holmes Scholar who passed away on April 1, 2004. The award honors the memory of a young man who touched the lives of many, and demonstrated excellence in leadership, scholarship, collaboration, and mentoring.