Octavio “O.B.” Garcia, a Teacher Recruitment Coordinator for the College of Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and his late wife, Viola, were recently honored with the 2014 Four-Star Parents Award from LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens Organization) Council #4444.
Garcia, who has remained an active figure in education, accepted the award during the organization’s “Celebration of Family” event held on October 23 at the Omni Bayfront Hotel.
“This award is very special to me and my family because it shows our longtime commitment to promoting education to better the lives of citizens in the Coastal Bend” said Garcia.
Garcia and his late wife, Viola, were honored for their commitment towards encouraging education within their family and the community.
Earlier this year, Garcia was honored during a dedication ceremony for the Octavio B. Garcia Library at Martin Middle School, which is part of the Corpus Christi Independent School District.
Garcia has served as a University Adjunct Professor and as President of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi National Alumni Association Board of Directors. Garcia is a 1954 graduate, who received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, from the University of Corpus Christi, now Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
LULAC Council #4444 works with city leaders to benefit the Corpus Christi community and make it the best it can be. Council members promote education, economic development, safety, and unity among all individuals in the area.