Martha Mares Lebo of San Antonio, Texas, received the Outstanding Service Award during Alumni Weekend at William Woods University, April 22-23.
The Outstanding Service Award is presented to an alumnus for many years of outstanding service to the university and support in multifaceted areas.
Lebo has been a member of the William Woods University Board of Trustees since 2000, and is a past member of the William Woods Alumni Board.
She began a lifetime of service to others while a student at William Woods. She was a student senator, secretary of her dorm, and a member of IRC and the YWCA. She participated in intramurals and served on the staff of the Woods Echoes.
After graduating from William Woods in 1959, she went on to complete a B.S. in education at the University Of Missouri. She has been involved in education her entire career.
She taught first grade in Jefferson County, Colo., for two years and Alexander County, Ill., for four years. She also worked for Operation Headstart.
While teaching fourth grade at Judson ISD in San Antonio, Texas, she earned her master of education degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. She then worked as an elementary school librarian for 12 years at Judson ISD.
A member of several teacher and library professional associations, she was named a Distinguished Educator in 1985 and 1997.
She has been active in numerous organizations, including the San Antonio Symphony, San Antonio Botanical Gardens, Children’s Fine Art Series and McNay Art Museum.
She also is a member of the Jefferson Club and the Friends of the Libraries Council for the University Of Missouri. In addition, she is a member of the Chi Omega Alumnae, AAUW and Beta Sigma Phi.
CUTLINE: Martha Lebo, winner of the Outstanding Service Award from William Woods University, accepts a silver tray from Scott Gallagher, vice president of university advancement.