Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lt. Governor Dewhurst selects STC's Valley Scholars Program for donation

Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, the 2011 Border Texan of the Year, selected South Texas College's Valley Scholars Program to be one of four recipients of the proceeds from the 2011 Border Texan of the Year Dinner. Dewhurst presented STC President Shirley A. Reed with a check for $8,000, which will be used to provide scholarships to academically gifted students.

"The future of Texas is being forged in our classrooms and universities every day, and I'm so proud to see that South Texas College is providing our talented students with the tools they need to succeed in school and in life,” Dewhurst expressed.

STC’s Valley Scholars Program was founded to provide the financial assistance, academic support services, mentoring and leadership development to help academically talented and highly motivated students be successful in college. Program graduates have gone on to study at premier universities around the nation including The University of Texas-Pan American, Texas A&M University, The University of California and Emerson College. They have become doctors, lawyers, teachers and professionals making a difference in the Valley and across the state and nation.

“Our Valley Scholars Program has made the college dreams of more than 630 students a reality since its founding in 1997,” said Reed. “We sincerely appreciate the support the college is receiving from these proceeds. Lt. Governor Dewhurst has been a strong supporter of community colleges and education because he knows that education is the key to prosperity and that is why he chose our program as one of the recipients. He can be sure he has made a positive impact on several students who may not otherwise have had the means to attend college.”

For more information about STC’s Valley Scholars Program call 956-872-1952 or visit

 Photo caption:
Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst presents South Texas College Valley Scholars Program with an $8,000 check. From left are the 2012 Border Texan of the Year and Texas District 20 Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, STC Board of Trustees Chair Gary Gurwitz, STC President Shirley A. Reed, Dewhurst, and Hidalgo Mayor John David Franz.

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