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TWU’s Cynthia Maguire chosen as president-elect of Native Plant Society of Texas


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DENTON – Texas Woman’s University Department of Chemistry and Physics faculty member Cynthia Maguire recently was chosen as the president-elect of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT).

Ms. Maguire will serve as the president of the organization in 2011 and as past-president in 2012. Her responsibilities include organizing the society’s annual meeting, which will take place Oct. 7-10 on TWU’s Denton campus and will celebrate NPSOT’s 30th anniversary.

“Our message of sustaining habitats for wildlife while conserving water is very timely,” said Ms. Maguire. “I look forward to an exciting symposium at TWU next fall and helping the society grow in the next few years.”

NPSOT’s October symposium is an environmental education event open to the public and will show participants how to practice sustainable landscaping on their property and in their communities. For more information, visit

The mission of NPSOT is to promote the conservation, research and utilization of the native plants and plant habitats of Texas.

NPSOT was first established at TWU in 1980, when Texas naturalist Carroll Abbott, “Mr. Texas Bluebonnet,” former TWU President Dr. Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, TWU alumna Gertrude Gibson and several TWU faculty and Denton community members held the first NPSOT organizational meetings.

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