School of Architecture alumnus Gus Hinojosa ’82 will be presented with the Lawrence Condren GALA-ND/SMC Distinguished Service Award in conjunction with the Thomas A. Dooley Award on Sunday, October 2 at Mishawaka’s Beiger Mansion. GALA-ND/SMC is the Gay and Lesbian Alumni of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College.
Hinojosa is being honored for his contributions to the mission and spirit of GALA-ND/SMC, particularly his leadership as Chair of GALA in the early 2000’s, his financial support of the first Queer Film Festival (2004), and his hard work in strengthening GALA, both financially and in terms of membership.
Prior to founding HINOJOSA Architecture & Interiors in 2009, Hinojosa had nearly 30 years of experience with prestigious architectural firms in Texas and New York working with Forbes 500 clients on a variety of domestic and international projects.
The Thomas A. Dooley Award honors individuals who, through their faith-based background, have demonstrated personal courage, compassion, and commitment to advance the human and civil rights of lesbian and gay Americans. The Dooley Award is named in honor of former Notre Dame student Tom Dooley who achieved notoriety in the 1950s for his humanitarian activities while serving in the Navy in Southeast Asia, and even greater fame when he continued his humanitarian work as an American “jungle doctor” in Laos. The group will also give a Distinguished Alumni Award to Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach ’91.