Raíces: Aurelia Alonzo

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Photograph of Aurelia Alonzo

circa 1961


Aurelia Alonzo was a junior in the Journalism program at North Texas State College and editor of the 1961 Yucca. She led her team of intrepid copy writers, photographers, layout and typography designers, as well as staff sponsors in creating a book filled with memories, new ideas, and a genuine view into the lives of her peers.

Alonzo spent countless hours revitalizing the Yucca by engaging in new design concepts, but she was also extensively involved in many other campus organizations. She was a member of Theta Sigma Phi, a national professional organization for women in journalism, earning Theta Sig’s Top Coed on Campus Award in 1961. Alonzo was also a member of the Publications Council, Press Club, and Sigma Tau Delta.