Aug 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Sylvia Peña

Sylvia Olivia Peña (Alamia)

Personal History:
• Born: August 6, 1938 at Edinburg General Hospital
• Family:
o Parents: Luis Antonio Alamia and Adelina Alamia (Perez)
o Sisters: Maria de la Paz Alamia, Lucia "Linda" Alamia
o Brothers: Luis Alamia, Ricardo "Richard" Rene Alamia, Rodolfo Rogelio
o 6 Children
 Lionel Aron Peña, Jr.
 John Eric Peña
 Evie Peña
 Mark Peña
 Jeff Peña
 Louis Dominic Peña
o 25 Grandchildren
o 5 Great Grandchildren
o Has been married since August 22, 1958 (August 22, 2008 was Golden Anniversary)
o Avocations: reading, travel, painting, theatre arts, family

Education:
• Graduated from Edinburg High School in 1955
• University of Texas Pan-American (UTPA)
o Graduated with Bachelors in Science and Masters of Education in 1972
o Was Captain of UTPA Cheerleading Squad

Career:
• In 1958, she worked at the capitol with Secretary of State, Zolley Stakely
• In 1959, she worked with Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
• She was employed with the law offices of Lionel Aron Peña.
• She worked at Pan-American University as counselor.
• She was Deputy Director for "Upward Bound" at Pan-American University

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