Generations of Excellence Award

From left, Michael Masters, Rachel Purser ('09), Carmen Guerra, Rudy Guerra Sr., Pauline Guerra ('05), Joe Guerra ('96), Kathy Guerra Purser ('81), Forrest Purser. (Photo by Gary Payne)

 

The Guerra family was honored with a Generations of Excellence Award at the annual Alumni Awards dinner in April. The family's UNT legacy spans three generations. Siblings Joe Guerra ('96), Kathy Guerra Purser ('81) and Linda Guerra Dyer ('90) credit their aunt, Esperanza Espinosa ('75), the family's first UNT graduate, with encouraging them to consider the university. Joe Guerra's wife, Pauline ('05), Purser's daughter Rachel ('09) and several family cousins also are graduates. The award recognizes families with many members who have attended or graduated from the university, and who demonstrate the value of family and have provided extraordinary service to and advocacy for UNT.