Texas Tech Honors Comedian Lopez For Civic, Social Contributions

Written by Michael Castellon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 30, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon, m.castellon@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – Actor and comedian George Lopez was recognized by Texas Tech University, the City of Lubbock and the Lubbock Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sunday for his involvement in social issues ranging from business development to the arts.

At a reception following a concert at the United Spirit Arena, Lopez was awarded a certificate of recognition from representatives of the organizations.

“It’s important for Lubbock and Texas Tech to recognize the type of commitment George has demonstrated,” said Dr. Juan Munoz, special assistant to the president for diversity. “George has selflessly given of himself not only to the arts, but also to business development and other charitable efforts.”

Lopez is the co-creator, writer, producer and star of the ABC hit sitcom, “George Lopez.” He is a two-time host of the Latin Grammy Awards and a co-host of the Emmy Awards.

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CONTACT: Dr. Juan Munoz, special assistant to the president for diversity, (806) 742-1997 ext. 257, or juan.munoz@ttu.edu