A memorial was held for the late Mike M. Anzaldúa, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English, at Del Mar College on Tuesday as they announced a $400,000 gift from his estate.
The money will go toward four scholarships for English, music, Mexican American Students and the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education.
"We're extremely proud, and more not so much about the amount of money, but the fact that he had the love for the students," said Jack Anzaldúa, Mike's brother. "I'm sure that he had this thing well planned out."
Anzaldúa served at Del Mar College from 1969 until his death in 2012, teaching English composition and literature. His service will continue to impact the lives of students as the four scholarships that are made possible by the $400,000 gift to Del Mar will cover tuition, fees and any remaining balance for books and supplies.
"Having this kind of scholarship really lightens the load on us and our families," Del Mar student Sam Hernandez said.
Online memorial contributions toward the four scholarship funds can be made through the Foundation and Alumni Online Store at www.delmar.edu/foundation.