The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Hodges University President, Dr. Terry McMahan, at the Chamber’s 2007 Annual Gala. Dr. McMahan received the award for his commitment and support of the Chamber’s College Scholarship Program.
In the last four years the program has awarded over a quarter million dollars to high school seniors in the five county area (Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Henry, and Lee counties). Of this, Hodges University (formerly International College) has awarded six scholarships to high school seniors at the Chamber International Hispanic Gala every June. Dr. McMahan and Hodges University continued their commitment to the Chamber program by awarding two scholarships at the gala on June 2, 2007.
“I am deeply honored that the Chamber chose me to be this year’s honoree,” says McMahan. “As the Chamber seeks to expand business opportunities for the growing Hispanic population here in our area, Hodges University seeks to help those businesses by providing the best qualified and best trained workforce possible. That is why higher education is so very important to the future of our community. I salute the Chamber and its members on recognizing this fact by providing college and university scholarships to deserved students in our area.”
Among the 25 scholarship winners honored at the event were Natalie Ann Infante from Ida S. Baker High School and Linda Sotomayor from Cypress Lake High School. Each received a scholarship from Hodges University at the Gala, held at Harborside Event Center, downtown Ft. Myers, Saturday, June 2nd.