State Farm Companies Foundation donates $50,000 to UTPA
By Melissa Ciomperlik, Public Affairs Specialist I
Posted: 11/11/2004
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The University of Texas-Pan American announced a new partnership between UTPA and State Farm Companies Foundation at a press conference Oct. 26. State Farm presented a $50,000 grant to the University and pledged a three-year partnership and sponsorship for Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week. State Farm Companies Foundation – a founding sponsor of HESTEC – has already contributed more than $110,000 to UTPA in the last few years. Pictured from left to right are: Robert Elizalde, State Farm agent; Juan Cazarez, State Farm agent; Dr. Sylvia Hatton, executive director of the Region One Educational Services Center; David Wolfe, State Farm community relations specialist; Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15), Roland S. Arriola, UTPA vice president for External Affairs; and Leo Rodriguez, State Farm agent.