2021S0591-1 10/04/21
  By: Zaffirini S.R. No. 69
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize Laredo College on the occasion of the institution's
  75th anniversary; and
         WHEREAS, Laredo Junior College was established at the site
  of historic Fort McIntosh in 1947 to prepare soldiers returning
  from service in World War II for the nation's new workforce; the
  institution has flourished through ongoing community support,
  and today, the community college offers numerous award-winning
  degree and certification programs for students of Webb, Jim Hogg,
  and Zapata Counties at two thriving campus locations; and
         WHEREAS, The Laredo College system has earned a reputation
  for excellence in providing students with the tools they need to
  build strong foundations for their educational and professional
  pursuits; campuses offer an array of enriching student life
  activities, including visual and performing art shows, a plant
  and wildlife center, multiple veterans services, and numerous
  continuing education courses through partnerships with local,
  state, and federal entities in both the public and private
  sectors; and
         WHEREAS, Laredo College has twice been ranked as the Lone
  Star State's Number One Community College, and the system has
  received numerous distinctions for its innovative programs and
  state-of-the-art facilities; all who have contributed to the
  college's success can reflect with pride on the institution's
  excellent educational service in South Texas; now, therefore, be
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 87th
  Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby extend best wishes to the
  staff, faculty, and administrators of Laredo College as they
  celebrate the school's 75th anniversary; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the college as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.