2018 HER Awards Recipients

BROAD SHOULDERS AWARD RECIPIENT
Michelle Pittenger

Award Sponsor: ConocoPhillips

Fierce dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures thrilled the young imagination of Michelle Pittenger. The sunny blonde, an El Paso native, excelled in math and science and dreamed of one day becoming a paleontologist or an archeologist. Her parents, a firefighter and a church employee, supplemented her education by teaching her important life lessons in philanthropy. They instilled in her the values of helping others and giving back. Read More >>

 

 

COMMUNITY ANGEL AWARD RECIPIENT
Dr. Heather Brown, DDS

Award Sponsor: Wright Pawn & Jewelry

Dr. Heather Brown, local orthodontist and active community volunteer, is the worthy recipient of Houston Woman Magazine’s 2018 Community Angel Award. She was nominated for the award by Sonia White, a friend.
 
Brown accepted the award on August 22 at the magazine’s 12th Annual Nominate HER Awards Luncheon. The yearly event, held at the Junior League of Houston, honors excellent role models in seven categories.

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EVOLVING EVE AWARD RECIPIENT
Tracy Faulkner

Award Sponsor: Friends of Tracy Faulkner

Overcoming childhood trauma can lead a person in one of two directions: she might live a life of depression and no self-confidence, or she might emerge as a stronger, more resilient person. Tracy Faulkner chose the second path and evolved into a compassionate, active philanthropist whose passion is helping others. Read More >>

 

 

 

GUTSY GAL AWARD RECIPIENT
Veronica Avila

Award Sponsor: Carrin Patman

Wearing a black “Brisket is Sexy” T-shirt, Veronica Avila entered through the glass door of her latest project in Houston’s Sixth Ward, the Henderson & Kane General Store. She stumbled as a spotted neighborhood mutt tried to push under her feet and slip inside. “No, Sadie!,” chastised Avila, and the little dog compromised to patiently sit outside. Read More >>

 

 

 

MAXIMUM MOM AWARD RECIPIENT
Anaida Vazquez

Award Sponsor: Texas Motor Transportation Consultants

It would take more than Hurricane Harvey to slow down the progress of Anaida Vazquez, who had already persevered and succeeded through the deep, rough waters that come with balancing motherhood, elder care, a full-time career and returning to college to pursue a degree.  Read More >>

 

 

 

SAVVY SISTER AWARD RECIPIENT
Demetra Liggins

Award Sponsor: Thompson & Knight LLP

Demetra Liggins was honored with the 2018 Savvy Sister Award at Houston Woman Magazine’s 12th Annual HER Awards Luncheon on August 22 at the Junior League of Houston. The Savvy Sister Award is one of seven HER awards, all created to honor excellent role models in our community. Read More >>

 

 

 

WISE WOMAN AWARD RECIPIENT
Christine Galib

Award Sponsor: Wulfe & Co/Wulfe Management

Wisdom is defined as having and applying experience, knowledge and good judgment –– qualities Christine Galib has demonstrated well. So well, in fact, she was honored recently as the recipient of Houston Woman Magazine’s 2018 Wise Woman Award. Read More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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