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This event is possible through the generous support of our sponsors and members of the community.

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Net proceeds from this event to benefit Valley Scholars Program Scholarships

Sponsorship Form Star Supporters of Education Testimonials

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Star Supporters of Education

9th Honorees

South Texas College Valley Scholars with honorees at the 11th Annual “A Night with the Stars.” From left, Coordinator of Valley Scholars Program, Jessica S. Garcia, Valley Scholars Edgar Miranda, Gilberto Cuellar, Cynthia Hernandez, PSJA ISD Deputy Superintendent for Administration Dr. Narciso Garcia, Mission Regional Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Kennetha Foster, Valley Scholars Alyssa Luna, Cristina Ortiz, Daniel Guerrero, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Anahid Petrosian, and STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed.

It was an honor for South Texas College to recognize Mission Regional Medical Center and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District as Star Supporters of the Valley Scholars Program.

Representatives from Mission Regional say the hospital has employed over 100 STC graduates, primarily in the nursing department, and are always supportive of the programs offered by the college. “Mission Regional has supported STC for many years. We’re happy to partner with STC in any way we can,” said Kennetha Foster, Chief Nursing Officer at Mission Regional Medical Center. “I think education is the key to our future and our community. I have found STC to be very effective and very supportive of their students.”

“We are honored to accept this recognition on behalf of PSJA from South Texas College. STC is a great partner of PSJA and our community, and it means a lot to us to be able to come together and be recognized because of our efforts to offer students opportunities,” said Dr. Narciso Garcia, Deputy Superintendent for PSJA. “It means a lot to be here tonight, and have this be a culmination of all the successes of our students, teachers, administration, school board and superintendent.”

Valley Scholars Student Testimonials

How Your Sponsorship Makes a Difference!

“The Valley Scholars Program was the jumpstart to my education. They worked hard to create scholarships so that we could successfully continue our education. The program planted the seed and helped me to accomplish what I have accomplished.” - Dr. Melanie Palomo

“The Valley Scholars Program provided me with the essential support in order to achieve my goal of earning a degree in medicine. It provided a mentor support system during times when I faced academic and financial obstacles.”
- Dr. Belinda Hernandez


“The Valley Scholars Program provided me a great education and kept me close to home. The program also provided a win-win situation that positioned me well for the future.”
- Shalimar Madrigal

“In the Valley Scholars Program, I gained experience in team work, leadership, and responsibility. The Valley Scholars Program has given me the support and skills to pursue my educational and career goals.”
- Daniel Morin

“The Valley Scholars Program provided me the guidance and mentoring I needed as a first generation college student. It paved the path not only for my educational and professional success but also for my family’s. Both of my sisters are Valley Scholar Alumni and have also greatly benefited from this remarkable program.” - Corina Lopez-Garcia