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IBC Bank-Laredo and Commerce Bank Award Scholarships

Friday, July 24, 2020
IBC Bank-Laredo and Commerce Bank Award Scholarships

IBC and Commerce Bank honor 28 high school seniors with the A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship


(July 24, 2020) LAREDO, Texas - IBC Bank-Laredo and Commerce Bank remain focused on the future of the communities they serve by continuing their support of higher education. Both entities awarded area students with the A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship as they venture into college and start a new chapter of their lives. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrated a "Do More" attitude and leadership in student and community affairs throughout their years in high school.


Born into a humble family, Antonio R. Sanchez, Sr., the namesake of the scholarship award and the founder of IBC Bank, was a strong supporter of making higher education available to those interested in bettering their lives. Sanchez's commitment to the power of learning lives on in the A.R. Sanchez Scholarship, which is bestowed annually upon deserving high school seniors in Texas and Oklahoma.


"Awarding the A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship is an important part of IBC Bank's ‘We Do More' philosophy," IBC Bank-Laredo Chairman and CEO Dennis E. Nixon said. "Through these scholarships, we are contributing to the development of our future leaders and to the communities where they shall enhance the quality of life. We are extremely honored to assist in the pursuit of their higher education goals and success."


President and CEO of Commerce Bank, Ignacio Urrabazo said, "It is an honor to carry on the legacy of A.R. Sanchez through these scholarships given to deserving young people. Mr. Sanchez was a staunch advocate of higher learning and contributing to the success of future leaders."


IBC Bank recipients:

Marlene Gonzalez                           St. Augustine High School

Rolando Hernandez                        United South High School

Cristina Benavides                          United South High School

Ana Ramos                                      John B. Alexander High School

Claudio Garcia Oberhuber              John B. Alexander High School

Andrea Perez                                  Laredo Early College High School

Manuel Salazar                               Laredo Early College High School

Yanellie Chapa                                J.W. Nixon High School

Rochelle Olivares                            J.W. Nixon High School

Pedro Leon Jr.                                 Martin High School

Nallely Lopez                                   Martin High School

Amanda Aguilar                               L.B. Johnson High School

Alyna Robles                                   L.B. Johnson High School

Angel Villalpando                            Cigarroa High School

Leslie Orozco                                  Cigarroa High School

Abril Macias                                    United High School

Diego Lizarraga                              United High School

Anabela Varela                               Triumph High School


Commerce Bank recipients:

Leopoldo Garza                               St. Augustine High School

Alexia Gonzalez                               United South High School

Ana Victoria Hinojosa                       John B. Alexander High School

Mariela Trevino                                Laredo Early College High School

Catherine Cuellar                             J.W. Nixon High School

Julie Martinez                                   Martin High School

Alexa Hernandez                             L.B. Johnson High School

Samantha Lopez                             Cigarroa High School

Andrea Torres                                  United High School

Itzamara Zapata                              Triumph High School


This year, IBC Bank presented over $120,000 in scholarships to high school seniors throughout their corporate footprint in Texas and Oklahoma.


About IBC Bank

IBC Bank and Commerce Bank are divisions of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), a $12.5 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 187 facilities and 284 ATMs serving 88 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. IBC Bank's slogan "We Do More" reflects the bank's dedication to the growth and success of the customers and the communities it has been serving since 1966. MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION. Follow our Facebook and Instagram page, @IBCBankWeDoMore. More information is available at ibc.com.