Cynthia Orozco Honored by the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies

Cynthia Orozco, who recently retired as a professor of history and the humanities at the Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College, was awarded the 2023 Scholar Award by the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies.

Professor Orozco will now be devoting her attention to planning the 100th-anniversary celebration in 2029 of the League of United Latin American Citizens.

In 2020, Professor Orozco was presented with the Liz Carpenter Award from the Texas State Historical Association for her book Agent of Change: Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist (University of Texas Press, 2020). Dr. Orozco is also a two-time Ford Fellow; a Texas State Historical Association Fellow; a New Mexico LULAC Educator of the Year; and currently serving on the Executive Board of the Organization of American Historians.

A native of Cuero, Texas, Dr. Orozco is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles,

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