Uvalde, TX, March 10 – Local dignitaries and education advocates joined college administrators as Southwest Texas Junior College at Crystal City hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at its newly constructed, state-of-the-art library building on Friday, March 23.
Honored guest speakers included Frank Moreno, Mayor of Crystal City; Tracy King, State Representative District 80; Joel Luna, Zavala County Judge, and Dr. Hector Gonzales, SWTJC President. PHOTOS
President Gonzales expressed his thanks to the City of Crystal City and its citizens for their commitment to SWTJC.
“I want to thank the community of Crystal City and specifically the mayor, city council and the city manager for their commitment to Southwest Texas Junior College,” said Gonzales. “This library would not be possible without the generosity and the vision of the city and citizens of Crystal City.”
Dr. Gonzales recognized Victor Lopez, college board member who played a critical role in the construction of the new library. The newly constructed library was named the Victor Lopez Library and Study Center.
“I am very proud of what we have accomplished, it was just a vision then and now it is here,” said Lopez. “This is the biggest tool for our students to use in order to succeed and to go on and become productive citizens of our society.”
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