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State Representative J.M. Lozano Addressing Fall 2017 Graduates at American Bank Center on Friday, Dec. 15

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

After a delayed start due to Hurricane Harvey, final exams for the fall semester will end next week. For Del Mar College’s (DMC) 603 “prospective” graduates, taking that last final means graduation follows.

This Friday, Dec. 15, blue caps and gowns will fill the American Bank Center as the College awards approximately 780 certificates and associate’s degrees combined.

Beginning at 7 p.m., the Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremony features the Honorable J. M. Lozano, chair of the Higher Education Committee for the Texas House of Representatives, who will provide the keynote address. The ceremony will also include a visit from newly named Valdar, the College’s Viking mascot.

Chairman Lozano serves Texas House District 43, which includes Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg and San Patricio Counties.

Lozano was chosen to chair the Higher Education Committee that supported improved funding for community colleges in the last session. He also sponsored bills to improve public education standards, increase public safety and combat human trafficking and drug abuse.

Additionally, the chairman serves on the House Environmental Regulation Committee, advocating for good-paying jobs and a sustainable environment.

He holds a bachelor of arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a master of arts degree in administration from the University of the Incarnate Word.

The son of a medical doctor, Chairman Lozano was raised in Premont with his five sisters. He and his wife Abby have three children and live in Kingsville.


About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.