Stanlee and Jerry Rubin for their company's title sponsorship of the Sun Bowl and for their generosity toward UTEP.


Nine individuals who played key roles in helping to win legislative approval for the Paul Foster School of Medicine.


Myrna Deckert, for her leadership in building the YWCA of El Paso into the largest in the nation.


Jim Haines, former CEO of El Paso Electric, for his success in taking the then ailing company onto solid financial ground.


Bob Stull, UTEP's athletic director, for his masterful management of the university's athletic program during a time of great uncertainty.


Businessman Woody Hunt, for his work as the first University of Texas regent from El Paso in decades.


Adair Margo for her service in so many philanthropic endeavors as well as chairing President Bush's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.


The late Peter de Wetter, for his service as mayor and the role he played in launching UTEP's first endowment campaign.


Nathan Christian of Wells Fargo, who put his job on the line by committing his bank to the title sponsorship of the Sun Bowl.