Commemorative Issue
Sept. 28, 2001

Friends worldwide show support

Faculty, staff and students, as well as leaders from across the United States and Mexico, gathered on campus to celebrate the Health Science Center and Dr. Cigarroa's leadership.

Photo of Graciela Cigarroa, Peck, and Van de Putte (L-R) Graciela Cigarroa, Kay Peck, executive director of the Bexar County Medical Society and state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte enjoy each other's company during the reception.

Photo of Flores and Cigarroa The Honorable Betty Flores, mayor of Laredo, congratulates Dr. Cigarroa.

Photo of Mayor Mayor Ed Garza of San Antonio pays tribute to the Health Science Center and Dr. Cigarroa.

Group photo of student leaders Student leaders, who participated in the processional, said Dr. Cigarroa is an inspiration and role model.

Photo of Henley, Drake, and Melgar (L-R) Dr. Charles E. Henley, chairman of the department of family medicine, Oklahoma State University; Dr. Michael V. Drake, vice president for health affairs, University of California System; and Dr. Mario Melgar, director, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, were among the many college and university presidents and official delegates who attended.

Photo of Ledford hugging Cigarroa Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa gets a congratulatory hug from Mark Ledford of facilities management.