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Above: Manny Velasco, UIS Tennis Coach
Velasco Scholarship Fund Fully Endowed
Manny Velasco retired this past year. For 33 years, he had served as tennis coach at UIS. In his honor, UIS Athletics established the Manny Velasco Endowed Athletic Scholarship. Friends, former students, and appreciative community members gave or pledged enough to endow the scholarship.
Because it qualified for the Access Illinois Scholaship Initiative, all awards will receive a 1:1 match (dollar for dollar) for the next ten years. Thank you, donors!
More About Manny
- Tennis Venue Renamed to Honor Velasco Family (newspaper article, July 10, 2008)
- Courting new fans: The Velasco Tennis Center opens in Washington Park (article by James Krohe, Jr., October 17, 2013)
- Chancellor’s Blog: “ Manny Thank You’s” (blog entry, October 17, 2012)
- The UIS Coaches Show (19-minute YouTube video, October 19, 2011)