In honor of Dr. Miguel Alvarez's dedication to the research and education of culturally and linguistically diverse students, the TexLER Committee is proud to offer the Dr. Miguel Alvarez Research Award on a yearly basis to one graduate student whose TexLER presentation topic embodies Miguel's innovation and drive for equity for all students.
Who can apply?
Deadline to apply: September 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm CST
The Award will be presented at the Closing Ceremony of the annual TexLER Conference. Note: The recipient must be a registered attendee in order to receive the award. *The TexLER Committee reserves the right to award a recipient among all accepted presentations should there be no applicants during the current cycle.
Dr. Miguel Álvarez, a doctoral graduate from the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at UTSA, dedicated his life to educational equity. His dissertation, entitled “The Role of Language in Students’ Reading Trajectory: Exploring a Summer Reading Enrichment Program,” is an example of action research designed to improve the quality of education for language minority students, especially in the area of literacy. Alvarez was hooded at a special ceremony in September 2015. Sadly, he passed away on November 25, 2015. He was buried with full military honors. A personal essay of his was published posthumously and can be read here:
Pictured above are Miguel with his wife, Aracely, and two sons, Miguel Alejandro and Andre. Photo courtesy by the Alvarez family.
Congratulations to past recipients
of the Dr. Miguel Alvarez Research Award!