Laredo College celebrates 75 years of history and legacy

Laredo College is excited to celebrate its 75th Anniversary Gala, titled “West End Diamond Roundup.”
This celebration will commemorate the 75 years of history and legacy of Laredo College as the city’s pioneering institution of higher learning. Laredo College was created to educate returning World War II soldiers and prepare them for America’s new workforce.
More than seven decades later, Laredo College continues to evolve and adapt to better serve the ever-changing needs of its community. Over the last 75 years, Laredo College has enriched the lives of hundreds of students each semester through affordable academic, workforce, adult and continuing education programs.
We are humbled by the community’s support of this event and would like to thank our 40 gala sponsors. We would especially like to recognize our Diamond sponsors Killam Development and PNC Bank for their generosity and continuous support of Laredo College and our students. Their support validates their strong commitment to education and workforce development.
We also thank our Ruby sponsors: Leyendecker Construction, Falcon Bank, Texas Community Bank; Emerald sponsors: Southern Distributing–Miller Lite, L&F Distributors–Steve and Linda Lamantia, Laredo College Education Foundation, Sames Auto Group, Dr. Carmen Ramirez Rathmell, International Bank of Commerce, Bricks and Tile, Trane U.S. Inc., Tijerina & Lawrence LLC, La Posada Hotel and Able City; Sapphire sponsors: Mr. Jorge “JD” Delgado, Kazen, Meurer & Perez LLC, Sunbelt Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Inc., Texas A&M International University, United Independent School District, Gateway Community Health Center, Inc. and Canyon Ranch LTC; Pearl sponsors: Representative Tracy O. King, AEP, McDonald’s Didak Inc., Mike and Danielle Marasco, KCI Technologies–Jeff Puig, Consuelo Lopez, Douglas & Linda  Howland, Laredo Rotary Club, Laredo Theater Guild International, HAS Asset Holdings LLC, Cavazos & Associates Architects, Laredo Medical Center, Laredo Independent School District, J. Cruz & Associates, Laredo Licensed U. S. Customs Brokers Association, Laredo Daybreak Rotary Club and the Imaginarium of Laredo.
Our institution’s success and our students’ achievements would not have been possible without the active involvement and generosity of our community members, friends and supporters.