Gala raises approximately $29,000 for scholarships to SWTJC

Gala raises approximately $29,000 for scholarships to SWTJC

Approximately 350 attended the 2018 President’s Gala on April 6 at the Uvalde County Fairplex Events Center.

According to Wade Carpenter, FAN secretary/treasurer, “Approximately $32,000 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.

The keynote speaker of the night was Pete Flores, Texas Senator District 19.

Flores spoke of the impact that community colleges have on our state and federal economies.

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

Founded in 2007, the SWTJC FAN has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to hundreds of students.