Volunteer - Retired Educator
Adelita Munoz is a retired Educator who worked for 43 years at Texas AgriLife-A&M University -USDA and Hidalgo County. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from A&M University in Kingsville, TX, and a Master's Degree from UT-RGV in Edinburg, TX. Maria is a member of the National Association of Extension Agents Family & Consumer Science, the Texas Association of Extension Agents Family & Consumer Science, and the Epsilon Sigma Phi (Extension Sorority).
Adelita is an active member of her community and has been involved in several organizations, including the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas Rio Grande Chapter and the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where she served as Past Vice Chair of Health and Past Secretary, respectively. She has also served on the Planning and Zoning Board for two terms and participated in several elections as an alternate judge. Additionally, Adelita has been appointed by the Co. Judge to do a recount on an election where a recount was requested.
Adelita's dedication and excellence in her work have been recognized by various institutions. She has been recognized in Congress by Congressman Henry Cuellar for “assuming the privileges and responsibilities of her position with dedication and excellence for 40 years” and with Senate Proclamation No. 852 by Senator Juan Hinojosa. She was also recognized as one of 12 Distinctive Women in Texas by TAMAC.
Adelita has received several awards throughout her career, including the Award in Excellence for Career Achievement, the Award in Excellence for Interdisciplinary Programs, and the Vice Chancellor Award “In Recognition for Outstanding Contributions and Performance in Diversity Efforts”. She has also been awarded the Outstanding Contributions to the Hispanic Community in the Rio Grande Valley Award- US Border Patrol, the Award in Excellence- USDA, the Superior Service Award, the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence, and the Superior Service Award, “Exceptional Leadership in conducting Educational Programs to help South Texas Families with limited income to improve and enhance quality of life”. Additionally, Adelita has received the Texas Association of Extension Home Economists “Extension Home Economists Distinguished Service Award” and the National Association Extension Home Economists Award “Dynamic Leadership and Creative Implementation of Personal Professional Growth”.