Gala raises approximately 27K for scholarships to SWTJC

Gala raises approximately 27K for scholarships to SWTJC


Gala greeting

Photo: SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales (center) and wife Jaclyn Gonzales (left) welcome college board president Rodolfo Flores (right), to the annual gala.

Approximately 350 attended the 2018 President’s Gala on April 7 at the Uvalde County Fairplex Events Center.

According to Wade Carpenter, FAN secretary/treasurer, “Approximately $27,000 was raised for our scholarship fund this year".

"On behalf of the entire FAN organization and gala committee I want to thank everyone who made this year's event such a great success,” added Carpenter.

SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales expressed his gratitude to those who sponsored this year’s event and talked about the importance of partnerships between the college and area businesses and organizations. 

“I understand that alone we can do so little, but working together we can do a lot and you all are the key to the future of Southwest Texas Junior College,” said Gonzales. “I want to help you expand your workforce as well as your customer base.”

Gonzales commented on the economic impact that SWTJC has in the region. "The college has a $170 million annual economic impact in our 11-county region and all you help us keep it running," Gonzales added.

This year’s gala was a “Fiesta” theme with casino entertainment and music provided by Full House Entertainment of Eagle Pass. 

Founded in 2007, the SWTJC FAN has awarded over $235,000 in scholarships to hundreds of students in the 11-county service area.