Pharr To Host Signing Ceremony for PSJA North Early College High School Student on Thursday, 5/23 @ 4 pm

Pharr, Texas – Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and City of Pharr officials will host an official signing ceremony for Evelyn Rocha, a senior at PSJA North Early College High School, after Thursday’s scheduled city meeting. Rocha will be signing a letter of commitment to work for the city upon her eligibility in August. Upon graduating from high school, Rocha intends to balance a career as a Telecommunications Officer with the city’s Public Safety Communications Department and her academic studies as she pursues a college degree. The City of Pharr Signing Ceremony will take place at 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Pharr City Hall Commission Meeting Room (118 S. Cage Blvd., 2nd Floor) in Pharr.

Much like a student signing a letter of intent to attend a university or play for a team, this ceremony will signify Evelyn’s intent to work for the City of Pharr once she becomes eligible to do so in August, upon turning 18 and meeting eligibility requirements required of the position. The City of Pharr Public Safety Communications Department has collaborated and partnered with the PSJA North Career and Technical Education (CTE) Telecommunications program for over ten years. Through the partnership, students have the opportunity to learn about careers in Telecommunications as they intern and learn from employees at the City of Pharr Public Safety Communications Department. Evelyn has participated in the program throughout high school and has shown an interest in becoming a Telecommunications Officer.

“The CTE program is designed for students just like Evelyn. She plans on going to college part-time, but still needs to work as she is the primary provider for her family,” said Daniel Ramirez, Pharr Communications Director/Deputy EMC. “She has been an outstanding student and cadet and has expressed an interest in becoming a Telecommunications Officer with Pharr’s Public Safety Communications Department,” continued Ramirez. “We are happy to get her through the process and will have her sign a letter of intent to work with us as soon as she turns 18 in August,” he added.

“This signing ceremony is a special occasion to recognize the hard work and dedication that Evelyn has put into developing her professional career, which has not gone unnoticed,” said Mayor Hernandez. “As a city, we value an individual’s work ethic and when someone as committed as Evelyn has demonstrated their desire, ability, and readiness to enter the workforce, thanks to the great education and training received through this partnership program, it is cause for celebration,” he continued.

Telecommunications Officers perform a variety of communications duties and are the first people who engage with the public in the protection of life and property within the Pharr Public Safety Communications service area and the daily operations of all agencies directly partnered with the Pharr Public Safety Communications Department. The Communications Department will reserve one vacant Telecommunications Officer position for Rocha. She will be eligible to begin working in August, once she turns 18 years old.


All media and the public are invited to attend.



WHAT:  City of Pharr Signing Ceremony for Evelyn Rocha

WHEN:  Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 4 pm

WHERE: Pharr City Hall Council Chambers (118 S. Cage Blvd)