Lubrizol donates to provide 32 students with scholarships in technical education

12.09.2013 | By

(back row, left to right) Chris Hext, public affairs manager for Lubrizol; Van Wigginton, San Jacinto College provost; San Jacinto College students, Kristiana Valladeras, Laura Aguirre, Thomas Elam, John Charles, Aimee Hernandez, Carlos Castillo, Erin Hyma, Casandra Sandoval, James Rainer; Jeff Parks, San Jacinto College dean of industrial and applied technology; and Tammy McAdams, advancement coordinator for the San Jacinto College Foundation.
(middle row, right to left) San Jacinto College students, Abigail Samford, Tyler Bender, Brett Bodkins, Cody Strange, Ezra Lyon, Robert Spence, Aaron Villanueva, Andrew Mccafferty, Krista Wells, and Ricardo Gonzalez.
(front row, left to right) San Jacinto College students,  Kathryn McKenna, Cynthia Smith Rex, Tessa Owen, Toni Castille, Joseph Oliva, Andres Elizalde, Nathan Frey, Nam Ngo, Candace Earley, Kelly Harris, and Francisco Rivera.



Lubrizol donates to provide 32 students with scholarships in technical education

Jeannie Peng-Armao -- December 10, 2013



PASADENA, Texas – Lubrizol recently awarded scholarships to 32 San Jacinto College students training in a variety of technical education fields.

For nearly 30 years, the company has supported student success by donating a total of $261,600 to assist 663 San Jacinto College students, including 128 in process technology. This year, the Lubrizol Foundation donated $16,000.

"We love San Jacinto College," said Chris Hext, public affairs manager for Lubrizol. "Lubrizol believes in supporting the education of our local community, and we strongly identify with San Jacinto College."

For Tessa Owen, a medical laboratory technology student, a $500 scholarship goes a long way. Like many of her San Jacinto College peers, Owen is on her way to paying off her education by landing a job at a local hospital before even graduating.

"Getting a scholarship definitely shows me that I'm in the right direction," said Owen. "My parents have been paying for my college tuition, so this first scholarship really helps my family as well."

Sophomore students are chosen for scholarships based on their grade point average and program of study. Each recipient receives $500 toward his or her college tuition.

"The partnership that we have with Lubrizol is unique," said Jeff Parks, dean of industrial and applied technology. "They have financially assisted students in receiving an education at San Jacinto College, one that prepares them for employment in the petrochemical field as well as other areas of business and industry. For that, we are truly grateful for their continuous support to student success."

The following are the 2013-2014 Lubrizol Foundation Scholarship recipients:

Business and Professional Services

Carlos Castillo
James Rainer
Laura Aguirre
Candace Earley
Kelly Harris
Erin Hyma
Nam Ngo
Kirstiana Valladares

Health Sciences 

Kathryn McKenna
Krista Wells
Abigail Samford
Casandra Sandoval
Aimee Hernandez
Tessa Owen
Cynthia Smith Rex

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Aaron Villanueva

Industrial and Applied Technology

Andres Elizalde
Nathan Frey
Joseph Oliva
Cody Strange
Brett Bodkins
Tyler Bender
Francisco Rivera
Sheila Rodriguez
Toni Castille
John Charles
Natasha Downing
Thomas Elam
Ricardo Gonzalez
Ezra Lyon
Andrew Mccafferty
Robert Spence

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