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LULAC names Man of the Year
SAN ANTONIO -- The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council No. 2, Rey Feo Scholarship Committee Inc., corporate President Tom Sandoval has been selected for the honor of National LULAC “Man of the Year 2013.” To be considered for this honor, one must have received the Local Council’s Award, the District Award, and the State Award, after which the National Committee makes its selection.
Tom has been a member of LULAC Council No. 2 since 1962. His greatest success has been the upgrading of the Rey Feo Scholarship Program and management of the funds. Tom’s organizational skills have led the Rey Feo program from funding a one-time $500 allotment to funding for four years of study that issued at $1,500 each year. His expertise and foresight in securing long-term financial aid has led to the Rey Feo Scholarship Program being registered as a 501(c)(3) organization.
Tom often retraces his history to his first LULAC Committee assignment, which was called the “Flying Squadron,” sent to help citizens in the community, as well as small towns in the area.
His proudest moment was co-founding the LULAC Rey Feo Parent-Child Scholarship Program with Alamo Community Colleges’ former Chancellor Dr. Robert Ramsay. A single parent with a child under 6 years old can qualify for scholarship assistance after completing a parenting program and attending one of the five community colleges to attain either a certificate program or an associate degree. Upon receiving this award, the student’s child, after graduating from high school, qualifies for assistance for a two-year scholarship with tuition and books paid at any of the Alamo Community Colleges. This concept educates two generations.
Tom has served on various committees, from chairman of the LULAC No. 2 Membership Committee to chairman of the La Feria de Las Flores Program Book. He represents LULAC Council No. 2 on the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, and he is seated on its Executive Committee.
Tom also received the 2011 LULAC National Lifetime Achievement Award.
For more information, call 210-403-9001.
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