Oct/Nov 2018 Newsletter

Many local businesses gathered and were Diff rence recognized on Sept. 20th at the annual award luncheon hosted by the Texas Workforce Solutions of the Brazos Valley.

Two Texas A&M university Kingsville students were recognized as the first recipients of the Tavo Tanales memorial scholarship. Alexis Acosta , accounting major and Armando Gonzalez , kinesiology major, were awarded on September 11, 2018. Each student received a $1000 scholarship for the Fall and Spring semester. and Giving Back

The scholarship was initiated in 2016, in memory of Octavio “Tavo” Canales, SSC TAMUK central plant operator. Mr. Canales passed away suddenly on December 20, 2015. Mr. Canales was also an air force veteran. Silvestre Chapa, Director of Utilities for the Physical Plant, has spearheaded the Tavo Canales memorial fishing tournament, for the past 3 years, to

help raise funds for the scholarship. The third annual fishing tournament was held this year on august 11, 2018. The event had 62 participants and fortunate to have several sponsors to make it a successful fundraiser. The family of Mr. Canales have been very thankful for the support of the physical plant and the community, to have the scholarship become a reality.

SSC was honored and presented an award for “Large Employer of the Year.” Peggy Cruse, Human Resources Manager was invited to accept the award on behalf of SSC. Faleen O’Rourke, Executive Assistant attended as well. Key Note speaker for the event was the Honorable John Raney, Texas House of Representative, District 14 where he spoke about current employment challenges for the state and local area, including opportunities for training in key areas such as for trades positions and retail positions.

Awards were also presented for “Small Employer of the Year,” Employer of Excellence, and Adult Education and Literacy Partnership and with many service awards for Workforce employees and officers.

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