Reaching Higher

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Congratulations to three City employees who are also members of the Master’s Public Administration program (MPA) at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Recently, they were honored during a Graduate Appreciation Luncheon.

GIS Specialist Alicia Soto was honored as 2019 Outstanding Masters Student.

Assistant Chief Ken Erben was recognized for his participation in, “From Grad School to Career Lessons from Alumni Panel”.

Erben also wrote a grant application on behalf of the Corpus Christi Fire Department. The $7,086 grant will allow CCFD to replace inventory shortage in batteries used for cardiac monitoring, pacing and defibrillation devices.

IT Asset Analyst II Gabriel Cuellar was awarded the HAAS English Writing Award Second Place for Grant writing.

Cuellar wrote a grant application on behalf of the Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries. The $2,000 grant will fund multiple tiny libraries which will provide developmentally appropriate literacy materials to children in at-risk neighborhoods.

Other City employees who are members of the program include, Contracts & Procurements Buyer Cindy Ramos, Managing Librarian Daniel Schwartz and IT Network Supervisor Dan Shelton.