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Video+Story: EPCC Grants Scholarship for Children’s College

The El Paso Community College (EPCC) Pride Committee announced the winner for their “Draw Tejano Jack” contest, Jocelyn Nuñez, from Canutillo Elementary School.

“I am so excited to win this prize,” Jocelyn said, “I want to continue my education and become an engineer and design airplanes in the future.”

The winner was announced in a brief ceremony among faculty, classmates and principal from Canutillo Elementary as well as the Community College Pride Committee from EPCC.

As part of their pride celebration in April, EPCC invited fifth graders from five adopted elementary schools to submit a drawing of the EPCC mascot, Tejano Jack (TJ).

Five-hundred fifth graders submitted their drawings; A winner from every adopted school was selected to represent their district:

Kimberly Vidal – Douglass Elementary, El Paso ISD

Mia Cruz Ramirez – Ramona Elementary, Ysleta ISD

Oswaldo Ponce – Campestre Elementary, Socorro ISD

Leyla Garcia – Frank Macias Elementary, Clint ISD

Jocelyn Nuñez – Canutillo Elementary, Canutillo ISD

Jocelyn was the Grand Prize Winner of the EPCC Children’s College Certificate, which includes a scholarship to enroll in the Continuing Education Children’s College for the Summer 2018 semester.

Jocelyn Nuñez, Tejano Jack Drawing Contest Winner for scholarship to enroll in a Continuing Education Children’s College for Summer 2018

Grand Prize Winner EPCC Children’s College Certificate of Recognition Monday, May 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Canutillo Elementary #EPCCpride #TheBestPlacetoStart

Posted by El Paso Community College on Monday, May 7, 2018

EPCC Student Awarded $40,000 Transfer Scholarship

El Paso Community College (EPCC)student Andrea Porras is one of 47 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship (JKCFUTS). This highly competitive national scholarship will provide Andrea Porras with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete her bachelor’s degree.

Porras was raised in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, graduated from Chapin High School in 2015 and soon after, started taking courses at EPCC in the Fall 2015.

Porras has been actively involved in EPCC. She is currently serving as the President for the EPCC Student Government Association, enrolled in the Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, has listed on the Dean’s and President’s List.

For Porras it is not the first time she has earned a scholarship. In 2016 she received the North East Rotary Club and the Student Government Scholarship; 2017 she earned the Hispanic Heritage Month Scholarship.

With all these achievements is no surprise that Porras will graduate in May 2018 with an accumulative GPA of 3.96/4.00.

With the support of her family and this prestigious scholarship Porras is planning on studying out of state. “I am applying to different universities such as Stanford, UTSA, Baylor and NYU,” Porras said “My goal is to earn my Bachelors in Communications and Public Relations and then go to law school.”

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, El Paso Community College congratulates Ms. Porras’ selection as one of 47 students selected nationally for this most prestigious scholarship. EPCC is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals and preparing them for transfer to UTEP and other 4-year institutions,” Dr. William Serrata, EPCC President said.

“We produce competitive and qualified students and Ms. Andrea Porras, selected for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, is one example of EPCC’s academic excellence.”