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Kudos to our alums

Mount alums are racking up national awards recently. Congratulations to these four women!

July 19, 2019

From being named one of the top 100 women in healthcare technology to winning an award for a book about perseverance, these women are proving just how unstoppable Mount alums are!

Lizette Alvarez ’03 was named one of the Top 100 Women in Fem Tech and Health Tech by the global organization Women of Wearables. The list celebrates female founders, entrepreneurs and technologists in tech industries that focus on women and women’s health. Alvarez, No. 56 in the list, is the COO of Health Core Possibilities, a company applying artificial intelligence technology to healthcare tools and services.

In April, the American Educational Research Association honored Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez ’00  with its 2019 award for excellence in education research, recognizing her outstanding scholarship and service to education. She is the associate dean for graduate education and an associate professor of literacy (primary appointment) and special education (secondary appointment) at Vanderbilt University. 

Jonniepat (Moore) Mobley ‘62 received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who for her achievements in the field of education. The award is an honor reserved for those who have demonstrated leadership, excellence and longevity within their respective industries and professions. She will appear in the next edition of Who's Who in America.­

Regina Pontes ’97 received an award from the Catholic Press Association (CPA) for her debut book, “Perseverance is Key! Unlocking the Internal Power of You.” Receiving third place in  CPA’s 2019 Book Awards healing category, her independently published book proudly takes its place among books from well-established traditional Catholic publishing houses. “Perseverance is Key” recounts overcoming tremendous odds, including four bouts with cancer. CPA judges praised the book, saying “This personal account exudes the author’s spirit of perseverance… a noteworthy contribution to healing literature.”