ERO Architects contributes generously to Valley Scholars program
Representatives from ERO Architects and South Texas College came together for a check presentation April 22. Funds will benefit Valley Scholar students.
The South Texas College Valley Scholars program and its annual ‘Night with the Stars’ gala has received a generous gift from ERO Architects.
The firm, a Diamond Sponsor for the upcoming event, presented a $5,000 check to college representatives recently at the new Nursing and Allied Health Building B, a new 4-story addition designed by ERO.
The annual gala takes place in October and is intended to raise scholarship funds, honor supporters of higher education, and celebrate the accomplishments of Valley Scholars students.
Valley Scholars student and Psychology Major, Daniella Ybarra, says the scholarship has benefited her in her journey through higher education.
“This scholarship has benefited me by helping me financially. It is helping me pay for all my school dues, pay for my books, and pay for classes,” Ybarra said.
Brian Godinez, Principal and Chief Marketing Officer for ERO Architects, says ERO staff holds a strong bond with STC.
“We are an annual contributor for ‘A Night with the Stars Gala’ and we have such a strong commitment to education,” explained Godinez. “South Texas College holds such a personal relationship with all of our staff.”
Dr. Anahid Petrosian, Vice President of Academic Affairs at STC says this donation is greatly appreciated by the program.
“We are excited to kick-off our fundraising campaign with this sponsorship from ERO. It is a perfect example of local businesses partnering with South Texas College to improve the region’s economic prosperity through higher education. The Valley Scholars Program is thankful for the Diamond Sponsorship from ERO Architects and applauds their commitment to supporting students in the Rio Grande Valley.”
STC’s Valley Scholars Program was established in 1997 to recognize and promote academic excellence by providing financial assistance, academic support services, mentoring, and leadership development to academically gifted and highly motivated students from Hidalgo and Starr counties. Support from local businesses and corporate sponsors enables the Valley Scholars Program to provide up to $2,000 in scholarship funds for Valley Scholars students pursuing an associate degree at South Texas College.
Those interested in sponsorship opportunities with STC’s Valley Scholars Program can contact Jessica S. Garcia at 956-872-1952.
“This scholarship has benefited me by helping me financially. It is helping me pay for all my school dues, pay for my books, and pay for classes.”