DEL RIO, Texas - To commemorate Women’s History Month, The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector hosted the 2014 Women’s Seminar at the Del Rio Civic Center, March 19. Approximately 200 men and women from the Del Rio community attended the event, which was hosted in collaboration with the Val Verde Sheriff’s Office, The Bank and Trust, Border Federal Credit Union, Plaza Del Sol Mall, and Laughlin Air Force Base. The theme for this year’s seminar was Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.
Edwards County Sheriff Pamela Elliot and Lt. Col. Lori Kabel from the Laughlin Air Force Base were the keynote speakers. After enjoying a catered lunch, the attendees participated in smaller group settings where they received information on fitness health and nutrition by Border Patrol Agent and fitness/nutrition specialist Michael Campbell; money management by financial advisor Jessica Leyendecker; career development by Dean of Southwest Texas Junior College Romelia Aranda; and technology vulnerabilities by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.
Door prizes were handed out along with biographical information relating to each speaker prior to the closing remarks for the day.
The Del Rio Sector Border Patrol would like to thank the community of Del Rio, attendants, guest speakers, and sponsors for making the conference possible.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.