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HCC Southwest Missouri City Hosts JFK Tribute

Dr. Fena Garza, HCC Southwest president, addresses the large crowd to promote the importance of education in a strong community.

Houston Community College Southwest joined Honey Brown Hope Foundation in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. HCC Southwest’s Missouri City campus hosted the event Thursday, November 21, in honor of keynote speaker Missouri City Police Detective Brad Tippit, whose uncle, J.D. Tippit, was also killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. On the dais with Tippet and Tammie Lang Campbell, founder of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation, were HCC Trustee Neeta Sane and Southwest President Dr. Fena Garza, as well as several event co-sponsors.

The tribute also kicked off Missouri City Police Department’s annual “Operation Thanksgiving: Stuff the Squad Car.” Gathering for the goodwill were students from several FBISD’s high schools, who stuffed the squad car and received the challenge to “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” With that, they were asked to commit to 50 hours of volunteer service.


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