Chanel Perez Lands FSB Scholarship

 Pictured from left to right are Dr. Verónica Méndez Maqueo, Dean of Sul Ross State Univ. Rio Grande College, RGC student Chanel Perez, and Chad D. Stary, President and CEO of the First State Bank of Uvalde.

By Laura Nelson

Chanel Perez, a senior at Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College, received this year’s scholarship from the First State Bank of Uvalde.

Perez, a native of Uvalde, plans to graduate in December. Her own struggles coupled with her passionate desire to help others led her to major in psychology. She has particularly enjoyed the courses she has taken under RGC’s Associate Professor of Psychology, Dr. Tiffany Culver. Ms. Perez hopes to give back to her community by working for an agency such as Child Protective Services and will perhaps eventually attend graduate school and go into counseling. She said, “I hope to help people, bring happiness, and know that I contributed.”

President and CEO Chad D. Stary said, “First State Bank of Uvalde is proud to offer this scholarship. Sul Ross Rio Grande College is a great area educational partner that opens doors for those looking to obtain advanced degrees. Because education is a major key to unlocking a better future for those wishing to advance in today’s world, First State Bank of Uvalde wants to do our part in ensuring our community has the very BEST education opportunities.”