Albemarle Foundation donates to support student scholarships
11.21.2014 | By Amanda Booren
PASADENA, Texas – At the November meeting of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees, the Albemarle Foundation presented a check in the amount of $26,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation in support of student scholarships.
Since 2008, the Albemarle Foundation has been an active partner and strong supporter of student success at San Jacinto College. For the past three years, it has donated proceeds from its golf tournament to provide funds for San Jacinto College scholarships and internships, and for community awareness in technical programs and training. This year, with its donation, the Albemarle Foundation was a major sponsor of the College’s 19th Annual San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament with guest host Andy Pettitte. To date, the Albemarle Foundation has increased its total giving to nearly $90,000.
“We are happy to show our support for this important cause and we look forward to continuing our partnership,” said Jason Bevan, plant manager at Albemarle Corporation.
“Each year, the Albemarle Foundation has increased their support of our students,” said Ruth Keenan, executive director of the San Jacinto College Foundation. “I thank the Albemarle Foundation for its efforts in helping our students find success through education as they become valuable members of our community’s workforce.”
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.