Unsung Heroes 2020

It’s Homecoming night, and UTRGV Cheer and Mascot Coach Lora Solis knows what her team is capable of. She watches from the sidelines, her encouragement and cheers the loudest. The UTRGV Cheer Team already has met up an hour before the game – they understand what is expected.

Lora Solis

“No staff member left behind.” Frances Judy Yracheta works by that mantra, one she adapted from the phrase “no soldier left behind.” She learned that one first hand, during her time serving in the U.S. Army.

Frances Judy Yracheta

At the Child Development Center, Maria Elena Garcia’s eyes light with warmth as she recounts stories of her career as an Early Childhood Specialist, recalling stories about the children she has taken care of in her 23 years in childcare.

Maria Elena Garcia