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.