Students awarded Lubrizol scholarships for training in high-demand fields

12.03.2014 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

The Lubrizol Foundation awarded 32 scholarships to San Jacinto College students this semester, totaling $277,600 in scholarship funds to the College over a 30-year span.

This year's scholarships were funded by a $16,000 Lubrizol donation for students training in technical education programs, and included a $4,000 grant to fund eight scholarships specifically for process technology students. 

"We support the work of San Jacinto College in providing students with the training they need to succeed within the area’s growing industries," said Chris Hext, public affairs manager for Lubrizol. During the recent Lubrizol scholarship ceremony, Hext was recognized for his ongoing contributions toward San Jacinto College student success. "We welcome the opportunity to assist students by providing scholarships toward their college education.”

Nolan Farthing is one of the 32 students to receive a Lubrizol scholarship this year. The non-destructive testing student was recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.

"I graduate soon, and this scholarship is really going to help me with my last three classes," said Farthing, who decided on a career in non-destructive testing because of his love for science and his father, who works in corrosion engineering. "Non-destructive testing is very important to all industries because it ensures safety. I like the fact that everyday will bring something new."

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

"I want to thank The Lubrizol Foundation for their generous donation and funding technical education scholarships for students preparing for employment in the petrochemical field as well as other areas of business and industry," said Jeffrey Parks, dean of business and technology at San Jacinto College. "It's truly a unique partnership that benefits both our students and our surrounding industries."

The following are the 2014-2015 Lubrizol Foundation Scholarship recipients:

Business and Technology

Jessica Bolton

Eric Hitchcock

William Maxwell

Sergio Solis

Bener Alvarado

Sarah Heasty

Missael Galvan

David Tee

Cathy Cardinal

Khanh Pham

Nolan Farthing

Nancy Hernandez

Ricardo Dostal

Jorge Figueroa

Brad Fuller

Justin Hogues

Thomas Kozuch

Sandra Olivares

Stewart Rolen

David Payton

Laura Plazibat

Jose Sanchez

Lorena Saucedo

Health Sciences 

Catherine Clement

Hojung Chung

Huong Hoang

Martha Nicklaus

Aaron Reyes

Daisy Heiden

Ambrose Isibor

Monica Ramirez

Liberal Arts and Sciences  
Martin Monte

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.

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