Eric Pedroza, 40, of Athens, passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Tyler after a courageous battle with cancer.
A private memorial service for Mr. Pedroza will be held on a later date.
Eric Sergio Pedroza was born September 7, 1977 in Tlateloco, Mexico City, Mexico the son of Jesus Pedroza and Silvia Martinez Pedroza. He was a hard-working, self-employed man who spent most of his life in construction. He loved grilling out, watching San Diego Chargers football and was an accomplished bodybuilder. He spent every moment he could with his precious family as they were the love of his life. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and cousin who will be missed by many.
The Trinity Valley Community College Alumni Association 2017 class of the Hall of Distinguished Alumni will include a former HCJC/TVCC instructor, a lifelong educator, a chiropractic doctor and a beloved dorm director.
Cindy Moseley attended HCJC in the early nineteen seventies and eventually returned to serve as a counselor and psychology instructor until her retirement in 2016. Chuck Powers graduated from HCJC and East Texas State University before becoming the volleyball coach in Eustace, where he has served for almost 5 decades. Dr. Billy Carter is a Cross Roads and HCJC alumnus who practices chiropractic medicine in Athens. Ms. Barbara Parr served TVCC as a long-time dorm director in South and Cardinal Halls until her retirement last year.
“For more than 70 years, Trinity Valley Community College has developed extraordinary alumni who have contributed substantially to their chosen fields, their communities and society,” said TVCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Kristen Bennett. “This award is the highest honor the college will bestow. We are so proud to be able to honor and share their great achievements with the entire community.”
The 2017 Hall of Distinguished Alumni Class will be inducted at a luncheon on Homecoming Saturday, October 28 at 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom of the Student Union Building on the Athens campus. Tickets for the luncheon will be $10, available at the door.
Kiwanis Park is one of Athens’ most treasured parks. Whether it’s the splash pad that you or your children love, the famous rocket ship, or the pavilion space ideal for memory making birthday parties or family gatherings, Kiwanis Park truly offers something for the whole family to enjoy. For that reason, the City of Athens, Kiwanis Club, and Keep Athens Beautiful have come together to see that Kiwanis Park receive a few much-needed improvements.
TVCC Students Casey Conrad from Frankston received the 2017 Henderson County Farm Bureau Scholarship for Agriculture. Kristen House is the 2017 TVCC Rodeo Team Scholarship recipient. Pictured, from left, are Casey Conrad, Henderson County Farm Bureau President Sam Scott, Kristen House and HCFB Agency Manager Gabe Moreno. (Courtesy photo)