Written by Andrielle Figueroa Friday, 01 November 2013 08:36
LA JOYA—La Joya High School freshman Gilbert Martinez has had his mind set on leaving the Valley to pursue a career as a pediatrician. But after meeting with University of the Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa last week, Martinez changed his mind.
“It is good to know there will be a school here by the time I graduate,” he said. “Knowing I have this opportunity to stay, I can get my doctorate and not leave home.”
Students from La Joya High School circled around Cigarroa taking advantage of their time with the head of UT, asking questions about the new university and medical school that will be added to the UT system. Cigarroa came down to the Rio Grande Valley Friday to visit with La Joya students as well as students, staff and faculty at the University of Texas Pan-American.