The Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to attend the Holiday event of the season! The DRHCC Annual Holiday Gala and Business Awards Banquet is on Friday, December 5, starting at 6:30 p.m., is also a toy drive for Ninos Navidenos.
Our guest speaker, a native of Del Rio, Blandina Cardenas, formerly the dean of the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) at The University of Texas at San Antonio, the UT System's second-largest campus, was named president of the University of Texas - Pan American on Monday, June 21, 2004 by the UT System Board of Regents.
The University of Texas - Pan American is one of nine academic universities and six health institutions that comprise the University of Texas System, the state's largest higher education system. The UT System confers one-third of the state's undergraduate degrees and educates three-fourths of the state's health-care professionals annually.
UT Pan American is the 10th largest university in the state and the fifth largest in the UT System. It is second in the nation in the number of bachelor's degrees and fifth in the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanics and is ranked second in the nation by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education's list of the 100 best U.S. colleges for Hispanics.
Education is not only important because it helps break economic barriers, education plays a vital role in economic growth, by supplying a skilled and better prepared workforce.
Our featured entertainer, Leslie Lugo is just as impressive. Leslie Lugo of The Voice fame, is back by popular demand!
Born and raised in the beautiful, historic, multi-cultural city of San Antonio and with a wealth of performance experience, Leslie Lugo has become an integral part of today’s Latin music scene. A versatile, bilingual seasoned performer, Leslie has embraced her Mexican-American heritage singing in English or Spanish engaging her audience with her powerful voice, captivating stage presence, and charismatic personality.
She is a chameleon-like entertainer diversifying her talents to encompass all facets of the arts; as a professional recording artist and award winning singer/songwriter, an accomplished studio musician and voice over talent, a noted percussionist, and a former TV show personality.
Leslie is known for her unique ability of effortlessly crossing musical boundaries and performing a wide range of musical genres to ensure the appropriate mood and atmosphere to fit any occasion. A sought-after, exciting entertainer, Leslie’s prolific career continues to make an indelible mark on today’s ever-evolving music scene performing for National & International Conventions, National/Regional/Local Organizations, High profile city, community, social and special events as well as upscale venues, clubs, festivals and concerts.
The Leslie Lugo Band, with a devoted fan base, is one of the most popular bands in South and Central Texas with an extensive repertoire catering to a wide diverse audience and includes American standards, Top 40, ballads, rock, dance, pop, jazz, disco and Latin & tropical rhythms such as: baladas, cumbia, salsa, merengue, rancheras, bachata, Mariachi and Tejano music.
This semi-formal event will also recognize the achievements of DRHCC Membership through our Business Awards.
A catered dinner, music, dance, door prizes, and so much more. Call 830-488-7422 or 830-734-2843 for tickets or table reservations.