VC receives $5,000 from DeTar Volunteer Services

DeTar Donation DeTar Volunteer Services recently donated $5,000 to Victoria College for nursing scholarships.

Victoria College recently received a $5,000 donation from DeTar Volunteer Services for nursing student scholarships.

“The auxiliary is excited to assist students in Victoria College’s allied health programs in furthering their education and training,” said Catherine Mullins, DeTar Voluntary Auxiliary coordinator. “DeTar is also very proud of the auxiliary for the many ways the volunteers give back to the community to provide for our patients, visitors and hospitals.”

“We want to provide a heartfelt thank you to the ladies and gentlemen of the DeTar Volunteer Auxiliary,” said Darla Strother, VC dean of allied health. “Their continued support and generous contribution to nursing education is truly extraordinary.”

Victoria College offers associate degrees, certificates and workforce training courses that lead to a number of rewarding health careers, including medical assisting, nurse aide, professional and vocational nursing, phlebotomy, physical therapy assistant and respiratory care. Students can also complete core courses at Victoria College and then transfer to a four-year university to earn a bachelor's degree in a healthcare field.

For more information on Victoria College’s healthcare professions courses, call (361) 573-3291 or email

Photo caption: Pictured from left are David Hinds, VC president; Darla Strother, VC dean of allied health; Georgia Wallace, DeTar North Gift Shop director; Shirley Neisser, DeTar Volunteer Auxiliary president; Mary Amador, DeTar pastoral care director; Margaret Beekler, DeTar Navarro Gift Shop director; Dalton Metting, DeTar Volunteer Auxiliary treasurer; Mary Jean Waters, DeTar Volunteer Auxiliary secretary; Tonie Garcia, DeTar Navarro front desk director; Carol Shaffer, DeTar Navarro vice president; Catherine Mullins, DeTar Volunteer Auxiliary coordinator; Jo Ann Jalufka, DeTar Volunteer Auxiliary parliamentarian; and Jennfier Yancey, VC vice president for college advancement and external affairs.