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  • Dr. Benjamin Blanco Memorial LCC Scholarship Fund 

    A scholarship fund has been established for Leadership Corpus Christi in memory of Dr. Ben Blanco. For more information or to make a donation to the scholarship fund please call Ceci DuPree at 907-617-7977 or via email at cecilia@unitedcorpuschristichamber.com. The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation is under the direction of Executive Director, Yvette Lara.

    Dr. Benjamin Blanco was a devoted professor at Del Mar Community College. He received his Doctoral in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi with a research study that focused on college internships. He also received his MBA from Texas A&M in Corpus Christi. He had received the Teacher of the Year Award three times from 2003-2007, was Advisor of the Year 2006-2007 and 2003-2004, and has received the NISOD Excellence Teaching Award in 2006 and 2010. Dr. Blanco created and oversaw the Marketing Club at Delmar College that won Club of the Year 2003-2007.

    Dr. Blanco was also a member of the LCC Advisory Committee, has served on numerous LCC steering committees and is a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi. He exemplified true leadership and was very passionate about Leadership Corpus Christi.