POSTED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 8:09pm
McAllen, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Support high-achieving students from South Texas College while enjoying a star-studded evening of dining and entertainment during the 8th Annual “A Night with the Stars” Valley Scholars fundraiser. The Valley Scholars Program celebrates academic excellence and salutes BBVA Compass, the City of McAllen, and Time Warner Cable Media with festivities taking place Thursday, October 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Corinthian Banquet & Special Event Center located in Mission, TX. Admission is $50 per person.
“We truly value our business community partners that support the Valley Scholars Program. This year we will recognize three such businesses that regularly support the program and have made it possible for us to continue providing financial support to many students as they continue their educational journey,” said Anahid Petrosian, STC Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs. “These Valley institutions have made education a priority and their generosity serves as a model to others looking to change lives and communities for the better. We know that the evening will be a fitting tribute to all they have done for our students and region.”
Net proceeds from the event will benefit STC’s Valley Scholars Program Scholarships. The program was founded in 1997 to provide financial assistance, academic support services, mentoring, and leadership development to academically talented and highly motivated students. More than 680 students have participated in the program and gone on to study at premier universities around the nation and become doctors, lawyers, teachers and other professionals.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://nightwithstars.southtexascollege.edu  or call 956-872-2621.