Docog Receives SA Women's Chamber 'Comet' Award

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Angelica Docog (front, center) with other honories at the SA Women's Chamber Constellation Awards Gala

ITC’s Docog Recognized by SA Women’s Chamber

"Comet" Award recognizes advocacy, connections, empowerment

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce recently announced the list of recipients for the 2015 "Constellation of Stars" awards and named Angelica Docog, executive director of UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, recipient of the "Comet" award.

As trailblazers in the community, the Comet award goes to women who have demonstrated advocacy, connection and empowerment.

UTSA President Ricardo Romo nominated Docog and G.P. Singh, ITC advisory board member, sponsor of the exhibit "Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab," advocated on Docog’s behalf.

"As the executive director of the museum, Angelica Docog is in a fantastic position to reach out to the community, particularly ethnic and minority communities," said Singh. "Through her work at the Institute of Texan Cultures, she has strengthened the entire community, by recognizing cultures like the Sikhs. She has poised the museum to increase education and awareness about the diverse cultures of Texas."

The Comet award takes into consideration the national impact the nominees have had. Docog sits on advisory boards with the American Association of Museums and the Smithsonian Institution, assuring that San Antonio communities have a voice in national conversations. This was the case with the recent "Young Historians, Living Histories" project, with San Antonio’s Korean youth submitting video interviews to Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center for a documentary, "I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story."

In Docog’s three years in San Antonio, she has been named to various community boards and participates in various civic organizations. She is known for her work with the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, having prepared an exhibit for the organization’s centennial and followed up with various Girl Scout programs at the museum. She has been named to the City of San Antonio Tricentennial Commission as chair of the history and Education subcommittee.

Under Docog’s leadership, the Institute of Texan Cultures has completed a multitude of exhibits and special projects. Docog’s empowering of her staff has led the museum through the permanent "Los Tejanos" exhibit, "Faces of Survival," a UTSA student exhibit examining the social circumstances that can lead to genocide, the innovative and interactive "Why We Came: The Immigration Experience," various Smithsonian traveling exhibits and dozens of other productions.

The San Antonio Women’s Chamber Constellation Awards Gala takes place on Fri., Nov. 13. For more information, visit




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