Posted on April 30, 2014
At the recent United Way Appreciation Luncheon, it was announced that Ray Perez, University of Texas at El Paso Student Way President, was the winner of the 2013 United Way LIVE UNITED Award.
The announcement began with, ‘The first recipient should bear the nickname Mr. El Paso, because he is as involved as he can be in anything that will benefit his community.’
Ray presides over our very first collegiate association: UTEP’s Student United Way, and spent his spring break vacation participating and leading a group of college students during United Way’s Alternative Spring Break program. He has participated in several education initiatives like the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, a children’s book drive and was involved in the Kid’s Way Allocation panel for 2013, all of which benefited education in our community. This person has selflessly and diligently contributed to making a positive impact on the El Paso community.
This award is given to an individual or group who: provide volunteer time for UWEPC over an extended period of time; show outstanding initiative in meeting a community need through UWEPC initiatives; reflect a positive, visible impact in the community for UWEPC; and encourage others to volunteer.
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