VC student receives scholarship from DeLeon Club of Victoria
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Victoria College’s Dinah Retiz, third from left, receives a $1,350 check from the DeLeon Club of Victoria committee member Rey Herrera on Wednesday.

The DeLeon Club of Victoria awarded a $1,350 scholarship to Victoria College Law Enforcement Academy student Dinah Retiz on Wednesday.

VC Law Enforcement Academy Director James Martinez recommended Retiz for the scholarship after several students submitted letters expressing their goals and qualifications. The DeLeon Club’s directors chose Retiz after Martinez’s recommendation.

“Her selection was based on her performance in the Law Enforcement Academy from Day 1,” Martinez said. “We opened it up to the entire class. Based on the letter she submitted, we decided she was the most worthy person for this award.”

This is the first year the DeLeon Club has provided scholarships to VC Law Enforcement Academy students.

“It’s our plan to do this every year,” said DeLeon Club committee member Mike Rivera. “With the help of Mr. Martinez, we’re going to select somebody else during the nest semester.”

Retiz said she is seven weeks away from completing her classes in the academy.

“I am very honored,” Retiz said. “It was a surprise to me. I have been planning to attend the academy since I was little. It’s always been one of my dreams to be a police officer ever since I can remember. I was very fortunate to be in the academy this semester under Mr. Martinez’s direction. This will be a huge help for me and my family.”

VC’s Law Enforcement Academy is accepting applications for its day academy to begin in January. Applications are due by Jan. 4. A night academy will conducted depending on demand.

In the photo, Victoria College’s Dinah Retiz, third from left, receives the $1,350 check from the DeLeon Club of Victoria committee member Rey Herrera on Wednesday. Also pictured are, from left, VC Law Enforcement Academy Director James Martinez and DeLeon Club of Victoria committee member Mike Rivera.

For more information, contact  Ricki Van Horn at (361) 572-6426 or Ricki.VanHorn@VictoriaCollege.edu.

Published: Wednesday, 12 October 2016
 

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