TimeWarner Cable Presents TAMIU With Final Installment of $250,000 Gift

Texas A&M International University was presented with a check for $35,500, the final payment in the $200,000 gift known as the Time Warner Cable/City of Laredo Scholarship Fund by Esteban Ventura, General Manager, Time Warner Cable, Wednesday afternoon at the TAMIU campus.

Dr. Ray Keck, University president, received the check and lauded Time Warner's philanthropy.

"On behalf of the students who have benefited and will benefit from the generosity of Time Warner, we salute a truly fine example of corporate philanthropy," he said.

Time Warner officials also announced that the company will give an additional $50,000 over the next two years to raise their total contribution to $250,000, explained Esteban Ventura.

"Time Warner is proud to have worked with TAMIU over the past seven years and is committed to making a difference in the education of our local youth," said Ventura.

Over the past seven years, 28 students have received scholarships from the Time Warner Cable/City of Laredo Scholarship Fund. Ten have completed their education and 11 are currently enrolled. Scholarships are offered for four-year recipients in the amount of $12,000 and two-year recipients in the amount of $6,000.

This year's recipients receiving four-year scholarships were Mari Carmen Gallegos, a graduate of Martin High School, and Kevin Guajardo and Alcide Jaramillo, United South High School graduates.

Two, two-year scholarships were awarded to Diana Hernández and Cristina Palomares, students transferring from Laredo Community College. All five students are enrolled this Fall at TAMIU and join a growing list of Laredo students realizing their higher education dreams through the joint support of Time Warner Cable and the City of Laredo.

For additional information, please contact the Office for Institutional Advancement at 326.2175.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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