Mother accepts son’s posthumous UTPA degree

December 19, 2010

Mother accepts son’s posthumous UTPA degree

The Monitor | December 18, 2010 | By Naxiely Lopez

MCALLEN — Yolanda Morado, the mother of a University of Texas – Pan American student who died in August, was met with a standing ovation and roaring applause as she received his posthumous degree during the Fall 2010 Commencement Ceremony Saturday at the McAllen Convention Center.

Her son Victor M. Alvarez, who suffered from spinal muscular atrophy, was well-known for his determination and joie de vivre among many in the South Texas community. Alvarez, a columnist for The Monitor, lived a full life despite his degenerative disease, said many who knew him.

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