Dr. Dolores Guerrero, college of arts and sciences dean, was recognized by the Y Women in Careers Awards (YWCA) for the success and achievements acquired through her professional career and community involvement, March 1.
Representing one of eight recipients this year, Guerrero is a part of the 37th class to be recognized by the YWCA annual banquet.
A total of 268 women have been honored through the years.
The YWCA banquet acknowledges and recognizes professional, successful woman in their fields who strive to make positive differences in the community.
Raised in the small town of Alice and being the first to graduate in her family, Guerrero is aware and appreciates the importance of education and positive role models in one’s life.
After a successful career in social work, Guerrero switched occupations but kept the same passion of “service for others” that helped her keep progressing.
Guerrero utilizes events like the Y Woman in Careers banquet to “pay it forward” for the opportunities she has received through her life.
“I’ve come to understand I have a passion to make a difference. I think that we make a difference one person at a time and in society caring and giving to others is a positive move,” Guerrero said.
The YWCA adopted a mission statement in 2009 of “Eliminating racism, empowering woman and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.”
When asked why Guerrero was selected the YWCA President/CEO Nancy Wesson-Dodd replied, “Dr. Guerrero is a highly accomplished professional who has moved from a career in social work to a career in higher education. In both professions, she has excelled and empowered other women to find their place in the world. The YWCA is pleased to honor Dr. Guerrero as a Y Woman in Careers Honoree. She is an exceptional role model for women and girls–about the value of goal setting, hard work, focus, decision-making and change.”