Chevron Phillips Chemical donation to benefit students with equipment, scholarships

11.19.2013 | By

Chevron Phillips Chemical donation to benefit students with equipment, scholarships

Amanda L. Booren -- November 20, 2013

PASADENA, Texas – Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP’s (Chevron Phillips Chemical) Pasadena Plastics Complex has donated $78,500 to the San Jacinto College Foundation in support of student scholarships and equipment.

“This is a time of exciting growth in the chemical industry. We are pleased to support San Jacinto College in developing the skilled workforce of the future,” said Lynn Irvine, business services manager at Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Pasadena Plastics Complex.

The check for $78,500 was presented to San Jacinto College at the October Board of Trustees meeting. The donation will be used to create an endowment through the San Jacinto College Foundation, provide scholarships immediately for students, and for the purchase of equipment for the process technology and instrumentation programs.

“We are so excited about this relationship with Chevron Phillips Chemical,” said Ruth Keenan, executive director of the San Jacinto College Foundation. “By providing scholarships and helping meet our equipment needs, Chevron Phillips Chemical is creating a legacy of support for San Jacinto College. They are helping our students realize their dreams.”


About the San Jacinto College Foundation
The San Jacinto College Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to enhancing the level of student achievement and excellence at San Jacinto College. Our purpose is to receive gifts, bequests, and donations, and to raise private funds to benefit the people of East Harris County, Texas. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. For more information about the Foundation, or to make a donation, please visit, or call 281-998-6104.


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. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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