For more than 60 years, the San Antonio Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, Inc., has honored outstanding Headliners – community leaders who have made exceptional contributions in professional, volunteer, and civic arenas. They are presented at an annual event along with awarding the Ajay Castro Scholarship. The event also features a silent auction and a wonderful meal. Below are the different awards presented:
Headliner Award Categories
Professional Achievement: Nominee must have been an active 10-year member in a profession or industry and must have made a significant contribution to his or her field. Community involvement will be an additional consideration.
Harriett Ross Individual Achievement: Nominee’s achievements are an inspiration to others.
Volunteer Service: Nominee must have been active for at least 10 years in any type of volunteer service and must have made a significant contribution to advance the organization’s goals.
Public Endeavor: Nominee must have been active for at least 10 years in an area of civic action that impacts the community such as government, health, welfare or environment. Nominee may have worked full-time, part-time or on a volunteer basis.
Education: Nominee must have been active for at least 10 years in the field of education and must be recognized for outstanding achievement in a particular field of specialization.
Edna McGaffey Media Excellence: Nominee is a local communications professional who has exhibited a commitment to the standards of professional journalism.