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President Solis receives 2019 Future of Texas Award


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Dr. Ricardo J. Solis was honored as the 2019 Future of Texas Award recipient by State Representative Richard Peña Raymond for building a brighter future and for the laudable work he has done in elevating the college's education quality. President Solis humbly accepted his award alongside family, friends and community members. 

  

 President Solis attends gala

 

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LC President Dr. Ricardo J. Solis met with City of Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz, Former Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, IBC President Dennis Nixon and Eddie Aldrete from IBC at the Laredo Chamber of Commerce Vision Gala.

LC hosts local rotarians for Area 12 City-Wide Rotary Conference 2019


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Laredo College welcomed local rotarians from all five Rotary Clubs in Laredo for the Area 12 City-Wide Rotary Conference 2019. President Solis welcomed them to the college and acknowledged all the great work they do for the community. 
 

Webb County Sheriff's Office visits LC


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Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar and other representatives stopped by the Ft. McIntosh Campus to meet with students from several of our programs and to have their officers receive training with the most updated technology at our innovation center. 
 

Laredo College South Campus Fall Fest and Quinceañera


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President Solis celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Laredo College South Campus with the Fall Fest and Quinceañera. Over 4,000 attendees enjoyed the games, food, wrestling exhibition, fashion show and fireworks.

 

President Solis meets with important dignitaries


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Dr. Ricardo J. Solis and Dr. Sylvia Solis attended the MileOne reception for Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs, who is the first Texas Secretary of State to visit LC. President Solis also met with Mexican Ambassador Martha Bárcena Coqui, who is the first female to head this post in Mexico. She is also the first Ambassador of Mexico to visit LC.

Laredo College inaugurates Cybersecurity Institute

 

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Laredo College inaugurated its Cybersecurity Institute along with local dignitaries, community members, faculty, students and staff. Sheriff Martin Cuellar was the keynote speaker for the ceremony and spoke about the need for cybersecurity specialists in law enforcement.
 

Dr. Solis meets with Mexican students getting specialized training at LC

 

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Engineering students from Universidad Tecnológica de Matamoros visited LC to get specialized training in Computer Technology and Information Technology programs from LC faculty. LC was recently recognized by the Mexican Ministry of Public Education for being the sole provider in the U.S. of these types of trainings for Mexican students.
 

LC celebrates Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week

 

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President Solis kicked off Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week with students and administrators with a slew of activities to celebrate the fact that our institution proudly serves a student population made up of over 95% Hispanics.

 

 President Solis meets with TACHE

 

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The LC Chapter of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education met with Dr. Solis to discuss upcoming innovative activities for students and ideas to raise funds for scholarships.

 

Laredo College represented at Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Meeting


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President Solis visited Austin, Texas to be a part of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Executive Advisory Board Meeting, where other institutions were also present to discuss important issues that affect higher education in the state.

Laredo College hosts Safety Awareness Forum


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Laredo College hosted a safety awareness and preparedness forum with local educational entities and law enforcement agencies. All parties shared their protocols and safety measures and discussed how they can continue to collaborate and keep educational settings and campuses safe. 
 

LC President meets with new City of Laredo Economic Development Director


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President Solis and other LC administrators met with new City of Laredo Economic Development Director Teclo Garcia to discuss how LC can work in collaboration with the city to bring about new initiatives and careers that will expand our community's economic potential.

 

President Solis addresses first-ever Bachelor of Science in Nursing cohort

 

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Laredo College nursing faculty, staff and administrators hosted a luncheon for the first-ever cohort of the BSN Program. President Solis addressed the students and congratulated them for their commitment and passion to further their education.

 

LC kinesiology center is revamped

 

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The Laredo College Ft. McIntosh Campus fitness center was completely renovated with over 70 new pieces of cutting-edge equipment. President Solis and LC administrators celebrated this incredible accomplishment.

 

President Solis is chosen as Future of Texas Award recipient

 

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Dr. Ricardo Solis was honored by State Representative Richard Peña Raymond by being named as a 2019 Future of Texas Award honoree. Rep. Raymond selected Dr. Solis due to his great work as president of Laredo College. This accolade is bestowed upon individuals in our community who are building a brighter future for Texas.

 

 Laredo College hosts Mexican dignitary

 

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The Deputy Secretary of Education of Mexico, Héctor Martín Garza González, visited Laredo College. He met with President Solis at the recommendation of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to learn about LC's nursing, logistics, cybersecurity, emergency medical services and intensive English programs. Laredo College has been recognized by many institutions of higher education in Mexico as one of the leaders in the aforementioned programs in the U.S.

 

Laredo College employees kick off United Way 2019-2020 campaign

 

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Laredo College kicked off the 2019-2020 United Way campaign along with its annual fall convocation. Our generous employees made donations to help improve the lives of many people in our community who benefit from the services of all the organizations United Way supports.

 

New LC Faculty Senate officers meet with President Solis

 

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President Solis hosted the first Faculty Senate meeting with the new officers this afternoon. They discussed the many innovative initiatives and projects they have to continue furthering our college's mission and providing high quality education for our students.
 

President Solis supports the L.O.V.E.D. Organization's back to school backpack drive

 

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The L.O.V.E.D. Organization gave away over 1,000 backpacks to members of our community. Dr. Henry Carranza, LC Trustee and L.O.V.E.D. President, spearheaded this back to school drive. President Solis and Dr. Sylvia Solis enjoyed distributing the backpacks and supporting this great cause.

 

The Texas Workforce Commission presents four grants to LC


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Laredo College received more than $1.7 million in four combined grants from the Texas Workforce Commission. These grants will go toward student scholarships, purchasing of equipment for instruction and job training initiatives.

 

Laredo College and Cigarroa High School students benefit from JET grant


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The Texas Workforce Commission awarded LC and Cigarroa High School a $267,000 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant to purchase welding equipment that will be used in the P-Tech training program at CHS. The program is aligned with LC welding programs.  

 

LC inaugurates digital marquees donated by Uni-Trade Group


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Our Laredo College family was honored to receive a generous donation of over $150,000 from the Uni-Trade Group for the implementation of two digital marquees, one at each of our campuses. President Solis and LC administrators celebrated this moment with a ceremony to officially unveil the marquees and thank our generous partners from Uni-Trade.

 

LC partners with United Way to make a difference


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Laredo College is a proud sponsor and supporter of United Way of Laredo. The 2019-2020 charitable campaign has kicked off. We are eager to help advance the mission of more than 20 local non-profit organizations and civic agencies that benefit from United Way's support. Let's make a difference, let's donate!

 

 LC administrators meet with Border Patrol and Customs & Border Protection officials from D.C.

 

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Dr. Ricardo J. Solis, LC President, and LC administrators met with Assistant Border Patrol Chief from Washington D.C. Headquarters Jerry Turner, Border Patrol Director of Facilities Bart Mirabal, Laredo Special Operations Supervisor Charles Clough and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Imelda Cavazos at the LC Fort McIntosh Campus.


President Solis expands LC's horizons with international energy certification

 

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President Solis met with multiple international dignitaries during his trip to Azerbaijan. He was selected and sponsored by the Azerbaijan government to obtain an energy certificate. Through the progressive initiatives LC is known for, this knowledge will enhance our plans for an incredible energy program to benefit our students. Pictured above is President Solis with Mexican Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Rodrigo Labardini, at Baku Energy University and with VP of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).

 

 Peace Pole installed at LC's Ft. McIntosh Campus


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LC partnered up with the five Rotary Clubs of Laredo, the City of Laredo and Webb County to promote peace on Earth. A beautiful Peace Pole was installed between the Harold R. Yeary Library and the Kazen Student Center this morning. City of Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz and Webb County Commissioner Wawi Tijerina read joint proclamations declaring Friday, June 28 "May Peace Prevail on Earth Day," in both Laredo and Webb County.

 

 Mississippi Governor visits Laredo College

 

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Dr. Ricardo J. Solis was honored to welcome Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant to the Laredo College Ft. McIntosh Campus.

 

President Solis welcomes delegation from Guadalupe, Nuevo León


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Laredo College hosted an International City Summit with a delegation from our sister city, Guadalupe, Nuevo León to discuss bilateral educational measures that could lead to collaborative projects in the future.

 

 

Laredo College receives stellar designation as #1 community college ADN Program in Texas


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Laredo College received the stellar designation of being the number one community college nursing program in Texas for the second consecutive year. President Solis and nursing faculty members celebrated this amazing accomplishment with a press conference along with students and leaders in the healthcare community. 


Laredo College hosts Binational Regional Steering Committee Meeting


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Laredo College welcomed dignitaries from the U.S. and Mexican governments for the Binational Regional Steering Committee Meeting to discuss the Texas-Mexico Border Transportation Master Plan. At the top, pictured from left to right are Carlos Fernández, Secretary of Transportes Internacionales CANACAR; Jesús Alberto Marina Delgado, Asociación de Agentes Aduanales de Nuevo Laredo; Juan Carlos Mendoza Sánchez, Consul General of Mexico in Laredo; Dr. Ricardo J. Solis, Laredo College President; Edgardo Pedraza Quintanilla, President of the Asociación de Agentes Aduanales de Nuevo Laredo and Dionisio J. González de Castilla, President of ALFA. Bottom picture is IBC Bank Executive Vice President Gerry Schwebel, Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz, President Solis and Hector Villarreal Morales.

  

CBP leaders from Washington D.C. hold town hall discussion at Laredo College

 

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With the recent news of Laredo being designated as the #1 port in the nation, LC was honored to host U.S. Customs and Border Protection leadership for a town hall discussion on efforts to facilitate trade in an evolving environment.

 

 Laredo College honors veterans during Memorial Day Observance

 

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Dr. Solis personally thanked veterans for their service and sacrifices at our 2019 Memorial Day Observance held at the Pvt. David B. Barkeley Cantu Veterans Memorial Chapel. Local veterans gathered on this somber day to reminisce and remember their fallen brothers and sisters. 

 

 CBP and Border Patrol meet with LC President

 

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Representatives from U.S. Border Patrol and Customs & Border Protection met with President Solis to discuss public safety initiatives being led by U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar.

 

 LC celebrates EMS Week with a proclamation

 

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LC administrators, faculty, staff and students celebrated Emergency Medical Services Week with a proclamation by Laredo City Councilman Mercurio Martinez III and Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina.

 

Outstanding Laredo College students are recognized

 

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The President's Community and Student Leadership Awards and LC Alumni & Friends Association Scholarships Ceremony honored students who have excelled in their college or high school education and who have made a difference in their community.

 

LC honors law enforcement officers during National Police Week

 

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The entire Laredo College family celebrated National Police Week by thanking our officers at both our Ft. McIntosh and South campuses for all the work they do to keep us safe at all times.

 

LC President receives prestigious award

 

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Dr. Ricardo J. Solis was one of the guests of honor in Nuevo León, where he was recognized for his accomplishments, commitment and continuous global initiatives toward higher education. Dr. Solis met with the president and members of the MORENA Party in his visit to Nuevo León and other state representatives. Individuals who also received this prestigious award and pictured above with Dr. Solis are Uni-Trade Group CEO Lic. Eduardo Garza Robles, Guadalupe, Nuevo León Mayor Lic. María Cristina Díaz Salazar, U.S. Representative for Texas Henry Cuellar and Taco Palenque and Pollo Palenque CEO Francisco Ochoa.

 

LC graduates walk the stage at 72nd Commencement Ceremony

 

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The 72nd Laredo College Annual Commencement Ceremony saw a record-breaking number of graduates obtain a degree or certification. President Solis addressed the graduating class to encourage them to pursue their dreams and look into their bright future.   

 

President Solis attends Webb County Sheriff's Luncheon

 

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Dr. Solis attended the Annual Sheriff's Luncheon, where the efforts of the Webb County Sheriff's Department were recognized.

 

LC faculty member receives prestigious local award

 

 

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President Solis attended the award ceremony for Maribel J. Mitsui who received the Chamber of Commerce School Bell Award for 2019.

 

Leadership Women Texas holds annual meeting at LC


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The Leadership Women 2019 Class was welcomed at the historic Laredo College Ft. McIntosh Campus for presentations by inspirational and successful female thought leaders. Dr. Solis was thrilled to host the ladies and engage in meaningful discussions about the significant contribution of women in different aspects of our society.

  

LC President attends GEAR UP Conference

 

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U.S. Senator John Cornyn, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar and LC President Dr. Ricardo J. Solis supporting GEAR UP for Success Act along other City of Laredo officials. This act provides student services such as tutoring, mentorship and scholarship opportunities to attend college.  

  

 14th Annual Summit on College and Career Readiness

  

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Laredo College President Dr. Ricardo J. Solis, South Texas College President Dr. Shirley Reed, Dr. Virginia Champion, Dr. Rodney H. Rodriguez, Dr. Carlos Margo and Eli Nguna at the South Texas College 14th Annual Summit on College and Career Readiness.  

 

 

 LC hosts farewell reception for Consul Carolina Zaragoza Flores


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Laredo College hosted a bittersweet farewell ceremony for our long-time partner and dear friend, Consul Carolina Zaragoza Flores. Her dedication and passion for our students marked her tenure at the Consulado General de México in Laredo.


President Solis and LC Board of Trustees UT officials


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LC trustees and President Solis attended the Regional Campus Advisory Council in Laredo, where they discussed important topics with President of UT Health San Antonio, William Henrich, and Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Texas System, Amy Shaw Thomas.

 

Leadership Women COO visits Laredo College


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Dr. Solis and Carolyn Schmies, Dean of Laredo College's South Campus, had a fruitful conversation with Heidi K. Murray, Chief Operating Officer of Leadership Women. Ms. Murray also serves as the program director for Leadership Texas and Leadership International and will be at Laredo College on May 5th for the Men & Women's Student Leadership Summit.

 

LC President attends prestigious conference


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D President Solis attended the Inaugural Presidents' Conference, "From Survive to Thrive: Envisioning Success for Colleges and Universities in Times of Radical Change," at Baylor University. He is pictured here with Dr. Box, Chancellor of the Kentucky College System and Dr. Woo, President of Sweet Briar College.

 

President Solis meets with Border Patrol Chief

 

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President Solis met with Laredo Sector Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez, Laredo Sector Law Enforcement Operations Division Chief Michael Lata, Laredo Sector Law Enforcement Operations Division Chief Greg Burrell and Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Jason Quesada this afternoon for a meet and greet. They discussed the possibility of future partnerships and Laredo College's expansion of both programs and certifications as well as new, state-of-the-art facilities.

 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Laredo

 

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Nancy Pelosi, the highest ranking female elected official in the nation, visited Laredo during the WBCA festivities. She met with President Solis and acknowledged all the great projects and initiatives taking place at our institution.

 

Laredo College ASO President is honored with Mr. South Texas Scholarship

  

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Dr. Solis was thrilled to attend the ceremony where Vanesa Puente, Laredo College Associated Student Organization President, was honored with the Mr. South Texas Scholarship. She was selected to receive this prestigious recognition due to her outstanding academic record, leadership skills and community involvement.

 

Princess Pocahontas Pageant and Ball are held at Laredo College

 

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Laredo College set a precedent by hosting the traditional Princess Pocahontas Pageant at the Lilia and Guadalupe Martinez Fine Arts Center Theater and the Princess Pocahontas Ball at the Kazen Student Center, both to a sold out crowd. 

 

Laredo College receives donation from the Women’s City Club 


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For the fourth consecutive year, 23 Laredo College students in Allied Health fields were granted a $6,000 donation from the Women's City Club of Laredo that will be geared toward scholarships. The ceremony was held on Feb. 13, at the Private David B. Barkeley Cantu Veterans Memorial Chapel. In attendance for the announcement were Laredo College trustees, LC President Ricardo J. Solis, Women's City Club members, Allied Health faculty & administrators, Executive Director for Strategic and External Initiatives Rodney H. Rodriguez and Allied Health students. The monetary contribution will assist students with tuition, books and other academic expenses for the 2019 spring semester.

 

Laredo College and the South Texas Advancement Resource signed a partnership agreement to provide student scholarships 

 

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F Laredo College has signed a partnership agreement with the South Texas Advancement Resource (STAR) to provide monetary assistance to students facing life-impacting experiences that can hinder their ability to complete their programs of study. Beginning this year, STAR will provide funding to LC students enrolled in diesel technology, electrical technology and welding programs. 


C-SPAN Bus visits Laredo College

 

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Laredo College students, faculty and administrators were able to tour the C-SPAN Bus as it made a stop at Laredo College as part of its "Southern Swing Tour."


 
Laredo College is nationally ranked as a top Hispanic-serving institution

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President Solis and Laredo College trustees celebrate yet another LC accomplishment. We are honored to be featured in the Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine as the #13 community college with the greatest number of Hispanics receiving degrees and certificates and the #25 community college with the greatest total enrollment of Hispanics.

 


 

 

Dr. Solis met with higher education leaders from Nevada and Tamaulipas
 
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Laredo College hosted a binational meeting to explore the possibility of mutually beneficial partnerships between LC, the Nevada System of Higher Education and the Secretary of Education for the State of Tamaulipas. President Solis was joined by multiple university presidents and their Mexican counterparts. The parties signed a letter of intent to solidify their partnership.


 
Texas Rep. Richard Peña Raymond's new district office is now located at Laredo College
 
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LC has partnered up with Texas Rep. Richard Peña Raymond to bring him in as our newest tenant at the Pvt. David B. Barkeley Cantu Veterans Memorial Chapel at the Ft. McIntosh Campus. Dr. Solis and Rep. Raymond made the exciting announcement at a press conference. Additionally, Texas Rep. Tracy King will have his new district office located at the LC South Campus.   

 
Judge Patricia O. Alvarez recognizes Dr. Solis for his many years of service in higher education

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Judge Patricia O. Alvarez chose Laredo College as the venue for her investiture ceremony. During the event, Judge Alvarez honored Dr. Solis with a resolution for his outstanding work throughout the years.   

 
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 Laredo College hosted a holiday party for faculty, staff, friends and supporters at the President's residence. Pictured from left to right are IBC Executive Vice President Gerald Schwebel, Laredo Economic Development Corporation President & CEO Olivia Varela, U.S. Consul General in Nuevo Laredo Kathryn L. Flachsbart, Dr. Sylvia Solis and LC President, Dr. Ricardo J. Solis.   

 

 The 5th Annual IMPACT Economic Development Forum gathers regional leaders

  

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Dr. Ricardo J. Solis, LC President, and Dr. Rodney H. Rodriguez, Executive Director of Strategic & External Initiatives, had a wonderful time at the 5th Annual IMPACT Economic Development Forum. They are pictured here with the night's honorees: Tony Arce Jr., Gilbert Narvaez Jr., Commissioner Julian Alvarez III, Eduardo A. Garza Robles and Rafael Tawil.

 

 Laredo College acquires new podium

 

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In its continuous efforts to keep up with the latest and best technology, Laredo College has purchased a brand new podium that prominently displays our college's new seal.

 

Governor Greg Abbott and President Solis at the 2018 Mr. South Texas announcement
 

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Laredo College President, Dr. Ricardo J. Solis, met with Texas Governor Greg Abbott after the latter was announced as the 2018 Mr. South Texas honoree. Dr. Solis shared our institution's globalization success in innovative programs, logistic programs for the Laredo industry and international programs in Texas.

Laredo College hosts Dr. Oswaldo Zavala for fascinating presentation
 
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Rosa María De Llano, TAMIU Professor Irma Cantú, El Mañana Newspaper General Director Ninfa Cantú Deándar, Dr. Oswaldo Zavala, Dr. Ricardo J. Solis and Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz pose for a picture after Zavala's presentation, "Los cárteles no existen," at Laredo College.   

 

President Solis personally thanks local veterans for their service

 

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Dr. Ricardo J. Solis poses for a picture with Laredo Police Department Chief Claudio Treviño, retired Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps Juan Lira and World War II Veteran John Valls during Laredo College's Veterans Day Observance at the Pvt. David B. Barkeley Cantu Veterans Memorial Chapel.
 
Laredo College helped organize Governor's Small Business Forum in Laredo

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Dr. Solis and other Laredo College executives, faculty and staff attended the Governor's Small Business Forum in Laredo, where current and aspiring entrepreneurs had an opportunity to learn new strategies, network and share their individual success stories. 
  
Texas State Senator Pete Flores hosts luncheon

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President Solis met with Webb County Court at Law II Judge Victor Villarreal and Texas State Senator Judith Zaffirini at State Senator Pete Flores' meet and greet luncheon.
 
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Dr. Ricardo J. Solis met with El Mañana Newspaper Director Ninfa Cantu Deandar, LLUSCBA Vice President Monica Salinas, Dr. Irma Cantu from TAMIU and Dr. Rodney H. Rodriguez to discuss different advertising and media relations strategies that will benefit the institution and the LC student population. 
 
 
Laredo College explores future partnership with Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila

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President Solis met with representatives from Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila to discuss the possibility of a future partnership that would consist of a student and faculty exchange program. The foreign students would be evaluated by LC faculty to assess their skills and help them assimilate and excel in their chosen field of study during their stay in Laredo.

Laredo College hosts Eagle Ford Consortium 
 
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The Eagle Ford Consortium held its regional quarterly meeting at Laredo College. The topic, "South Texas-Mexico Oil & Gas: Strengthening the Bond Between Us," allowed for a great, healthy discussion about the oil and gas industry in South Texas and how we can continue our binational effort to create more jobs and boost the economy. 

President Solis hosts executives from the Uni-Trade Group who presented a check to LC 
 
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Dr. Solis thanks Uni-Trade Group executives, including Uni-Trade Group CEO, Lic. Eduardo Garza Robles, and Uni-Trade Group President Luis Hinojosa for their $154,000 gift that will go towards the purchase of two electronic marquees for both our Fort McIntosh and South Campuses. 

 

 The Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust makes donation to Laredo College 

 
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Dr. Ricardo J. Solis, Laredo College President, met with LBV Trust co-trustee J.C. "Joe" Martin III after a press conference where the trust presented LC with a $750,000 donation that will provide unique opportunities for students enrolled in cybersecurity, health sciences and some technical programs. 

Laredo College presented a conversation with South Texas legislators

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On Sept. 6, LC welcomed State Representatives Tracy King and Richard Peña Raymond at the Kazen Student Center for a discussion panel moderated by Texas Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith. The conversation centered around important issues such as healthcare, education, border security, public safety, taxes and the upcoming national elections.    
 
 
LC Cybersecurity Program receives national recognition
 
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Congressman Henry Cuellar was in hand to congratulate Laredo College for being designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
 
Representatives from LC, TAMIU, UniTrade, and the Consejo Mexicano de Comercio Exterior (COMCE) discussed the planning of international logistics & transportation training opportunities
 
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COMCE Noreste is a private non-profit organization with more than 55 years promoting foreign trade, commercial intelligence, logistics, and continuity in the productive chain of companies in Nuevo Laredo, Coahuila, Durango and Tamaulipas. Ingeniero Hector Villarreal Muraira from Consejo Mexicano De Comercio Exterior (COMCE) and Lic. Eduardo Garza of UniTrade Group along with representatives from Laredo Community College and TAMIU, met to discuss training opportunities in the productive chain of companies in Laredo in collaboration with our educational institutions.
 
 
 
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) International Conference
 
 
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Laredo College President Ricardo J. Solis attending the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, Texas.
 

LC & Laredo Area Community Foundation Presentation  

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LC hosted a presentation in conjunction with the Laredo Area Community Foundation to join forces to develop a permanent endowment and to serve as a resource catalyst for charitable activities in the community.
 

 2018 LC President Student Leadership Award and Community Leadership Award 
 

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Laredo College recognized outstanding individuals who have been role models for achievement and made a difference in their community during a Leadership Awards Ceremony. The President's Student Leadership Award, formerly named the President's Ray of Hope Award, will honor high school and college awardees. The 2017 nominees will be awarded with scholarships totaling to $11,000 being distributed among the honorees. The President's Community Leadership Award was established in 2007 as the Beacon Award, in celebration of the College's 60th anniversary. In 2017, the award was renamed to the President's Community Leadership Award. These symbolic awards bestow honor and esteem to citizens whose personal and/or professional altruistic efforts have improved and advanced the welfare of our community. 

 

 
Dr. Solis congratulates Texas Senator Judith Zaffirini
 
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Dr. Solis congratulates Texas Senator Judith Zaffirini during the St. Peter's Memorial School Gala Dinner. This year's dinner honors Senator Zaffirini.
 
 
 
Dr. Ricardo J. Solis, LC President, was recognized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection   
 
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Dr. Solis received a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. LC hosted an insightful seminar by the U.S. Customs Agricultural specialists on wood packaging materials on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
 
 
LC Trustee Dr. Henry Carranza recognized at Commissioner's Court Meeting 
 
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Congratulations to Dr. Henry Carranza, LC Trustee, for his recognition on Monday, Feb. 26, during the Webb County Commissioner's Meeting. Present and the meeting were LC Trustee President Mercurio Martinez Jr., LC Trustee Ernestina "Tita" Vela, LC President Ricardo J. Solis and Executive Director of Strategic and External Initiatives Rodney H. Rodriguez, as well as community leaders and honored guests. 

 

President Solis celebrates international relations during 2018 Abrazo Ceremony

 
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Dr. Solis participated in this year's Abrazo Ceremony at the Juárez-Lincoln International Bridge. 

President Solis attends Special Recognition Ceremony
 
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Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens recognized over 60 Border Patrol agents and professional staff during a special recognition ceremony at the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Center (Fort McIntosh Campus). Present for this momentous occasion was LC President, Dr. Ricardo J. Solis. 
 
 
LC President Ricardo J. Solis meets with Webb County Commissioner for Precinct 1, Jesse Gonzalez 
 
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Webb County Commissioner for Precinct 1, Jesse Gonzalez, met with LC President Ricardo J. Solis and college administrators to discuss community-wide events and upcoming developments at the South Campus. 

 
President Solis congratulates LC adult education student Luxia Ding
 
 
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Congratulations to Adult Education and Literacy student Luxia Ding on a recent recognition by the Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education. Ding was commended for having one of the highest GED scores in the state and the highest score in the South Texas region!

 

LC President Ricardo J. Solis and college administrators welcome the Laredo Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers Association
 
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On Wednesday, Feb. 7, the Laredo Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers Association (LLUSCBA) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate their new location at our Ft. McIntosh Campus. On hand to welcome members and leaders of LLUSCBA were LC President Ricardo J. Solis, LC Trustee Cynthia Mares, college administrators, community leaders and honored guests.
 
LC President meets with A.C.O.T.E. reviewers
 
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The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (A.C.O.T.E) reviewers visited the college this morning and met with LC President Ricardo J. Solis, LC Trustee Cynthia Mares and campus administrators.
 
Dr. Ricardo J. Solis, LC President, appointed as WBCA Parade Marshal
 
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LC President Dr. Ricardo J. Solis and TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz were named this year's parade marshals for the Anheuser-Busch Washington's Birthday Parade during a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the IBC Annex Ballroom.

 

Congressman Henry Cuellar visits LC, meets with President Solis

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Dr. Ricardo J. Solis, LC President, met with U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar on Jan. 25. Prior to their meeting, Congressman Cuellar and Dr. Solis attended a grant announcement press conference. The grant for $100,000 was awarded to LC by the National Science Foundation, and will be used to facilitate this year's PROMISE: Providing Resources and Opportunities for Minorities in STEM Education Conference, slated for March 21-23, 2018 at the LC Fort McIntosh Campus and Texas A&M International University.