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Garcia Center Health Fair and Career Expo a Huge Success

December 01, 2015

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, which is part of the College of Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, hosted a Community Health Fair & Career Expo on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Garcia Center. The event was free and open to the public and included free food, family-friendly activities and the giveaway of 25 children’s bikes sponsored by Superior HealthPlan to promote physical health among youth. Senior nursing students from A&M-Corpus Christi performed the health checks.

“The event was excellent. It was a great success,” said Andrea Elizondo, Director of the Garcia Center. “Over 300 people attended the health fair and 50 local high school students attended the career expo.”

The high school students who attended received instructions on how to fill out financial aid paperwork, recommendations on submitting an effective essay for admittance into college and information about the different programs that are offered at A&M-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College.

The Garcia Center, located at 2021 Agnes St. in the heart of Corpus Christi’s West Side, provides numerous programs in art, dance, health and nutrition, family support and literacy at low or no cost to community members. The Center features a gallery space with rotating exhibits, computer lab, art room, a multipurpose/dance space and hosts widely popular annual cultural events.

To learn more about the Garcia Center and its events, go to http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu/.