The Coastal Bend College Foundation (CBCF) hosted a Donor Scholar Reception on August 30 to honor the fall 2016 CBCF scholarship recipients and the scholarships’ respective donors. Over $22,000 was awarded to CBC students for use in their fall courses.
Reva Salazar, a CBC dual enrollment and A.C. Jones High School student, spoke about how the scholarship will help her make progress towards her goal of pursuing medical school to become a cardiothoracic surgeon.
“I’ve done my research, and there’s a lot of schooling involved with becoming a surgeon, which is why I chose to take CBC dual enrollment courses to get a head start. I’d like to thank everyone, especially the donors, for making this possible.”
Also present at the reception was CBC Alice licensed vocational nursing (LVN) student Gabriel Perez. During Perez’ speech, he emphasized how the donors influence positive changes by making higher education more affordable for so many students.
“You, the donors, have given us a sense of responsibility to continue our education. You’ve made it possible to take another step toward our careers. You’ve made it possible to train with excellent academic staff at CBC, and you’ve made it possible for us to one day give back to our communities like you have given to us today.”
Students honored at the reception:
Marilyn De La Torre
Donors who made the fall 2016 scholarships possible:
Beeville Walmart Dual Enrollment Support – Beeville Walmart
Berninger Estate Vocational Nursing Scholarship – Cathryn G. Berninger Estate
Coastal Bend College 50 for 50 Giving Campaign – Alice Scholarships –
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Berlanga
Cordova Oil and Gas Consulting, LLC. – Mr. Eli Cordova
Double M Trucking – Mr. Michael Perez
FESCO – Mr. and Mrs. Bill Findley
Lagarto Tools – Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jenkins
Luera’s Welding, Inc. – Mr. Mateo Luera
Pitt’s Trucking, LLC. – Mr. Carl D. Pitts
Right of Way Services, Inc. – Mr. Adan Valadez & Mr. and Mrs. Brent Starr
Sable Environmental II, LLC. – Mr. Cody Bates
South 281 Mini Storage – Mr. Ventura Garcia, Jr.
Standard Logistics, LLC.
TASCO – Ms. Anna Jenkins
David and Laura Purser Scholarship – Mr. and Mrs. David Purser
Davidson Scholarship – Mr. Mac Smith
DCP Midstream Operation Next Veteran’s Scholarship – Denver Foundation and DCP Midstream
Frank H. and June Smith Dotterweich Memorial Trust Scholarship – Frank H. and June Smith Dotterweich Memorial Trust
Grady C. Hogue Scholarship – Mr. and Mrs. Mark Parsons and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hogue
Joe Barnhart 50th Anniversary Celebration Grant Scholarship – Ms. Lou Adele May
Kingsville Rotary Club Scholarship – Kingsville Rotary Club
Lou Adele & Bob May & Laura & Jon Fischer Engineering Scholarship – Mr. and Mrs. Bob May & Mr. and Mrs. Jon Fischer
Pioneer Natural Resources Engineering/Science Scholarship – Pioneer Natural Resources
Valero Foundation Grant Scholarship – Valero Foundation
Individuals wishing to learn more about how to donate or apply for a CBC Foundation scholarship can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (361) 354-2348 for more information.