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A Brock professor is in the running to have her name added to a prestigious top 10 list.
Maria del Carmen Suescun Pozas, an associate professor of history, has been nominated for the 2012 edition of the 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians, an annual award program that celebrates the contributions of Hispanics in Canada.
“I feel very honoured. When you look at the other nominees, and those who have received the award, it really gives you a sense of the amazing things Hispanics, who live and work in Canada, are contributing to Canadian society,” Suescun Pozas said in a recent telephone interview from Mexico City, where she is on sabbatical.
“Being nominated means you are significant and play a meaningful role in your community. That to me is the bottom ground of the work I do,” she added. “The nomination is in itself a major achievement. It means that as a university professor, you have reached out to the community.”