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For immediate release — July 21, 2008

(DALLAS) — Students from across the Dallas area have received scholarships from the Dallas County Community College District — through a special tri-chamber agreement with the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce — for interested students who would like to attend one of DCCCD’s seven colleges: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. Each year, the $1,400 scholarship that each student receives will pay for tuition and books, up to $700 per semester.

Scholarship recipients from the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are:

  • Marissa Gonzales of Dallas, Brookhaven College
  • Elsa Olvera of Dallas, Eastfield College 
  • Rosa Yeng of Dallas, El Centro College 
  • Martha Chavarria of Dallas, Richland College

Awardees from the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce are:

  • Tia Davis of Dallas, Brookhaven College
  • LaVondvia Odom of Dallas, Eastfield College
  • Cydnae Wallace, Mountain View College
  • Cherele Belcher, North Lake College
  • Okechukwu Okeke, Richland College

Tri-chamber scholarship recipients for the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, who received their awards during the GDAACC’s annual education banquet in June, are:

  • Date Chin of Carrollton, Brookhaven College
  • An Lu of Dallas, Eastfield College
  • Duy Nguyen of Irving, North Lake College
  • Lisa Nguyen of Garland, Richland College

For details, contact Ella Shaw in the DCCCD Foundation office at (214) 860-2149.

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Press contact: Ann Hatch