Ambassador of Education Awards

The Ambassador of Education Awards program ran from 2011 – 2019.

Ambassador of Education awards were created to honor and recognize outstanding Pflugerville ISD alumni who have achieved distinction through significant contributions to their career and/or community, or through personal achievements. The award recipients’ dedication and commitment furthers the Foundation’s mission to provide resources to help PfISD students reach their full potential.
Honorees were recognized at the Annual Evening of Stars fundraising gala.

Until 2017, awards were given in the following categories:

  • Achievement: Recognition of an individual for overall achievement personally, professionally, and/or in service
  • Community Service:  Recognition of an individual for the continual giving of time to serve others
  • Innovation: Recognition of an individual for trailblazing accomplishments
  • Leadership: Recognition of an individual for accomplishments in leadership roles in areas such as  business, government, or education
  • Rising Star:  Recognition of an accomplished Pflugerville ISD graduate under the age of 40.

After 2017, set categories were no longer used to recognize alumni.



  • Community Partner – Texas Roofing Company
  • PfISD Staff Member – Donna Layton
  • PfISD Principal – Philip Clayton
  • Emerging Leader – Sonny Quintanilla
  • Lifelong Achievement Award – Vernagene Mott


Read biography of our honorees here: 2018

  • Marcial Guajardo
  • J.B. Marshall, Jr.
  • Leticia Munoz
  • John Ryan
  • Dan & Debby Utley


Read more about each honoree here, Evening of Stars Gala 2017 Honorees.

  • Angela De Hoyos Hart
  • Jessica Kennedy
  • Pat McCord
  • Jeff Monzingo
  • Katie Richardson


Read more about each honoree here, Evening of Stars Gala 2016 Honorees.

  • Achievement: Sulema Riojas Ramos, Pflugerville High School, 1952
  • Community Service: Jimmy Torres, Pflugerville High School, 1999
  • Innovation: Alicia Avery, Pflugerville High School, 2001
  • Leadership: Dr. Charles Mott, Pflugerville High School, 1961
  • Rising Star: Laura Brown, Pflugerville High School, 1996

Lifelong Achievement: Dr. Carol Fletcher


Read more about each honoree here, Evening of Stars Gala 2015 Honorees.

  • Achievement: Charles Kuempel, Pflugerville High School, 1949
  • Community Service: Reese Bradley Weirich, Pflugerville High School, 1993
  • Innovation: Larry Mills, Pflugerville High School, 1980
  • Leadership: Jeremy Calahan, Pflugerville High School, 2001
  • Rising Star: Josh Eelis, Pflugerville High School, 2000


Read more about each honoree here, Evening of Stars Gala 2014 Honorees.

  • Achievement: Sheralyn Wood, Pflugerville High School, 1987
  • Community Service: Willard Pfluger, Pflugerville High School, 1939
  • Innovation: Bob Avant, Pflugerville High School, 1968
  • Leadership: Tim Timmerman, Pflugerville High School, 1979
  • Rising Star: Fred Sassani, Pflugerville High School, 1997


Read more about each honoree here, Evening of Stars Gala 2013 Honorees.

  • Achievement: Dale Whitaker, Pflugerville High School, 1979
  • Community Service: Denise Monzingo, Pflugerville High School, 1982
  • Innovation: Jon McWhirter, Pflugerville High School, 1978
  • Leadership: Kelly Kaatz, Pflugerville High School, 1982
  • Rising Star: Dr. Travis Bias, Connally High School, 2000


Read more about each honoree here, Evening of Stars Gala 2012 Honorees.

  • Achievement: Daniel Mills
  • Community Service: Willard Hebbe
  • Innovation: Dr. Larry Cunningham
  • Leadership: Ron Moellenberg
  • Rising Star: Christine VanAken


Read more about each honoree here, Evening of Stars Gala 2011 Honorees.

  • Achievement: Stephanie Koury
  • Community Service: Francis “Bunny” Oliver
  • Innovation: Harry Dearing
  • Leadership: Lt. Colonel Justin R. Hoffman
  • Rising Star: Pedram Fatehi, MD, MPH

Pioneering Spirit Award: Winnie Mae Murchison



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