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2003 DAA Recipients

Elena L. Marin, M.D. 
Executive Director, Su Clinica Familiar

"Texas Southmost College is special to me because it provided a strong, solid educational framework and core curriculum that was the foundation on which I built my career. I will always be grateful that I had the opportunity to attend such an outstanding institution and grow both academically and personally."

Elena L. Marin is a practicing physician and serves as the Executive Director for Su Clinica Familiar, a private non-profit family health clinic with six clinics in Cameron and Willacy counties. She graduated from TSC in 1975 with an Associate of Arts degree.

After graduating from TSC, Marin went on to the University of Houston and earned a degree in pharmacy. In 1983, Marin graduated from the School of Medicine from Boston University. She completed her pediatric residency at Duke University School of Medicine. In 1986, she joined Su Clinica as a staff physician. She became Executive Director in 1996.


Maria Alma Solis, Ph.D.
Research Entomologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Smithsonian Institution

"Texas Southmost College introduced me to the world of science and I would not be where I am today if it were not for the early guidance and inspiration from my college professors from. I was very lucky to have chosen to attend TSC."

Maria Alma Solis is a research entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. She is one of the world’s foremost experts on a little known family of moths.

Solis earned an Associate of Arts degree from TSC in 1976. She went on the University of Texas at Austin and earned a bachelor and masters degree in chemistry. She received her doctorate from the University of Maryland at College Park.


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