Wharton County Junior College will honor Texas State Representatives Charlie Howard and John Zerwas, M.D., for their continued support of higher education on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Pioneer Student Center on the college’s Wharton campus. This special event is open to the public by calling or emailing a reservation 24 hours in advance.
Rep. Howard (R-District 26) has represented WCJC since taking office in 1995. His district covers eastern Fort Bend County. Rep. Howard played a key role in establishing WCJC’s Richmond and Sugar Land campuses. Earlier this fall, he announced he would not seek re-election in 2012, but will serve the remainder of his term until January 2013.
Rep. Zerwas (R-District 28) serves Wharton and Waller Counties and western Fort Bend County. He has represented WCJC since taking office in 2007. Because Rep. Zerwas has served one of the fastest growing districts in the state, redistricting means he will no longer represent Wharton and Waller Counties. Texas Monthly magazine has twice named Rep. Zerwas as one of the “Ten Best Legislators” in Texas for his work during the 81st and 82nd Legislative Sessions.
WCJC Director of Marketing and Communications Zina Carter said, “Wharton County Junior College is very appreciative of the more than 20 years of combined service by Representatives Howard and Zerwas. They understand the issues faced by higher education and specifically by our four college campuses and two extension centers.”
To join WCJC representatives in expressing appreciation for their contributions to higher education, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 979.532.6322.
The WCJC Wharton campus is located at 911 Boling Highway in Wharton, Texas. Directions to the campus, including a detailed map, can be found at wcjc.edu. A map of the campus is available at http://www.wcjc.edu/about_n/maps.asp.