OSU Professor earns Ohtli Award from Mexican Government
Dr. David M. Henneberry, Regents Service Professor in the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics and former Associate Vice President at the School of Global Studies and Partnerships, will receive the 2018 Ohtli Award Monday, April 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 101 Wes Watkins Center. Henneberry is receiving the award in recognition of his more than 30 years of involvement with Mexico.
Henneberry has promoted awareness of Mexican cultural and social heritage on the OSU campus, developed several programs in Mexico and the U.S., including doctoral and agricultural extension programs, and has mentored Mexican graduate students in the U.S., encouraging them to apply to OSU and helping them to find funding.
The ceremony is being held as part of the festivities for the 156 Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, also known as Cinco de Mayo.
The Ohtli Award, is the highest recognition granted by the Government of Mexico to those individuals who made an exceptional contribution to promote the well-being, prosperity and empowerment of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans living in the United States.
Previous Ohtli Award honorees include former Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, founder of the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) Juan Andrade Jr., and former Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa.
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