2023 Dr. Hector P. Garcia Luncheon

This year's keynote speaker is Abel A. Chavez

President of Our Lady of the Lake University

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 The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation is hosting its signature event Friday, January 20, 2023

at the American Bank Center (Henry Garrett Ballroom) at 11:00 a.m., (program will stat at 11:15 am),

1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.

We are honored to have invited as Keynote Speaker, Dr. Abel A. Chavez, MBA, Phd,

the Tenth President of Our Lady of the Lake University.

The proceeds are used for scholarships, a recent $50,000 donation to Christus Health for indigent

care services at the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Clinic that opened in 2017,

assistance to needy veterans and continuing the effort for the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Center at

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, which will display memorabilia from Dr. Hector’s

life as well as access to his entire digitized collection.

The Foundation has provided over $300,000.00 in scholarships to local and state students.

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KRIS 6News celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

KRIS 6News Pat Simon offers this great story celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and Dr. Hector P. Garcia.  

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IWA Mass Celebrates Dr. Hector's Legacy

The third Wednesday of September is the official state recognition day for Dr. Hector P. Garcia.
IWA was honored to hold a special Elementary and Middle Level Mass to honor his legacy.
Dr. Hector P. Garcia's daughter, Cecilia Garcia-Akers '70 and his son-in-law, Jim Akers,
attended the Mass along with family members and board members of the
Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation. Fr. John Gaffney served as celebrant and
reminded us of Dr. Hector P. Garcia's significant contributions in the areas of justice,
education and health.
Cecilia and Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation board members presented a check
for $2,000 to the IWA Investing in Excellence tuition assistance program at the end of Mass.
Cecilia also took time to visit with the fifth and eighth grade classes after Mass to
teach them more about how her father advocated for change.
Images courtesy of IWA

Here is a link with the complete Memorial Mass for Dr. Hector P. Garcia
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