Written by Staff
Dallas – Two special people served Dallas decades ago: Max Goldblatt, who was elected to three terms on the Dallas City Council, and his wife, Rosa, who led multiple community service projects. Max also was instrumental in the creation of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD).
Years later, their memory and community service efforts live on and are remembered when a student from each of the seven colleges in the DCCCD system are named Goldblatt Scholars, based on their motivation, success in the classroom and dedication to their communities.
Those students will be recognized during a special program on Oct. 24 when they are honored with DCCCD’s 2013 Max and Rosa Goldblatt Endowment Awards in Community Service during a 6:30 p.m. awards ceremony at Maggiano’s Little Italy in North Park/Dallas.
The seven scholarship recipients, their home towns and colleges are: Norma Garcia of Dallas, Brookhaven College; Grant Everett of Cedar Hill, Cedar Valley College; Gabriel Estrada of Mesquite, Eastfield College; Mayte de Paz of Dallas, El Centro College; Ashley Nicole Martinez of Dallas, Mountain View College; Sade Ariyibi of Grand Prairie, North Lake College; and George Fleming of Dallas, Richland College.
The scholarship is given every third year to DCCCD students who show leadership in volunteer and community service work. Each awardee receives a $600 scholarship ($300 per semester) from the DCCCD Foundation, which administers the Goldblatt scholarship endowment. The seven DCCCD students receiving Goldblatt scholarships have been involved in community service projects such drives for homeless shelters, day camps for children, Habitat for Humanity, clothing closets, toy collections and similar efforts. As recipients, the students also must demonstrate their personal commitment to community service by agreeing to volunteer at least 10 hours during each semester.
The scholarship was established in 1986 to honor the Goldblatts, who both served as former Dallas leaders and longtime supporters of DCCCD. Together, the couple inspired their children to continue a tradition of civic and community service to others.
SOURCE Dallas County Community College District