Texas Lutheran University (TLU) recognized Alberto “Beto” Rincón with a Community Servant Leader Award during a ceremony at the university April 10. Beto was nominated for the award “In recognition of the difference you have made as a Seguin community member in the lives of others, particularly through your community involvement, volunteerism, and service.”
Much of Beto’s community work was through an internship and an apprenticeship co-sponsored by the LULAC Council 682 Foundation of Seguin and Ogallala Commons. Locally, Beto’s community service stemmed from the management, health promotion, collaboration, education, grant writing, and food justice advocacy affiliated with the Seguin LULAC Community Garden.
Ricardo Guerra, LULAC 682 president, Dr. Paul Martin, OC board member and LULAC Foundation member, and Dr. Darryl Birkenfeld, OC Executive Director, have been the coordinators of Beto’s internship and apprenticeship. Tim Barr is the director of the TLU Center for Servant Leadership.”
Beto’s award, the 2015 Servant Leader of the Year in the Seguin Community Member category, is given to those who:
a) Exhibit kindness, humility, and respect in all they do,
b) Impact the quality of life of people on the margins of society, and
c) Have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to service, especially in the last year.