Uvalde, Texas, Sept. 22 – When you hear of a scholarship being named in honor of someone, usually that person has passed on. Not in this case, the honorees are very much alive.
PHOTO: Margot Mata (left) and Michelle Torres (right)
SWTJC recently received word that the Medina Valley Education Foundation will award a scholarship this May to a deserving dual credit student in honor of two members of the SWTJC family.
The two individuals being recognized for their contributions towards Medina Valley’s Dual Credit program are Margot Mata, vice president of student services and Michelle Torres, director of outreach.
The Medina Valley High School dual credit program began during the 2009 - 2010 school year with approximately 150 students and has grown almost 67 percent since.
Mata, who was the outreach director at the time, worked diligently with Medina Valley High School staff and administration to get the program off the ground.
“It was an arduous task, nevertheless it couldn’t have been done without the collaboration between the college and the high school,” said Mata. “When I heard about the scholarship I was humbled and truly honored.”
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