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Congratulations to our Editor in Chief, Patsy Pelton, on being named an Association for Women in Communications San Antonio Professional Chapter (AWCSA) 2013 Headliner. The AWCSA has been honoring community leaders who have made exceptional contributions in professional, volunteer and civic arenas for more than 60 years.

Patsy Pelton will receive the Maggie Cousins Headliner Award, the highest honor bestowed on a San Antonio chapter member of AWC. The award is named for San Antonio native and journalism pioneer Maggie Cousins, who died in 1996 at the age of 91. A former managing editor of Good Housekeeping and McCall'smagazines and a beloved 44-year member of AWC, Maggie forged an editorial career at a time when women from genteel families learned household arts instead of earning college degrees. She received the National Headliner Award in 1946, the second year they were awarded.

She will be honored at our 33rd Annual Awards Banquet and Silent Auction on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Westin Riverwalk San Antonio Hotel.

 

Patsy Pelton
Editor in Chief

Patsy Pelton

Patsy Pelton has been a member of AWC since 2005 and is currently the Membership: Database Chair on the 2012-2013 Board. She is former associate editor of Today’s Catholic Newspaper. During her tenure at Today’s Catholic Newspaper, she won two national Catholic Press Awards for the annual directory she produced in 2006 and 2008. She has served as editor for two e-books written by Ed Henninger. As a lifetime Girl Scout, she researched and compiled the first ever 80-year history of the then-Girl Scouts of San Antonio Area Council. She is a proud graduate of San Antonio Jefferson High School and the University of Texas at Austin. She is working towards "Certified Communications Professional" status through the AWC Matrix Foundation.

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