Students in San Jacinto College’s pipefitting program will benefit from scholarships made possible by the Pipe, Valve, and Fitting (PVF) Roundtable organization.

This year, the directors of the PVF Roundtable allocated $25,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation to benefit the College’s pipefitting program. The PVF Roundtable is an organization of industry professionals involved in the pipe, valve, and fitting industry. The organization is committed to providing an open dialogue to exchange relevant information and creating awareness of current industry affairs that affect the entire PVF community. In addition, the PVF Roundtable provides funds to educational and training institutes to encourage the growth of the PVF field.

San Jacinto College Foundation Executive Director, Ruth Keenan, and San Jacinto College North Campus Dean of Business and Technology, Dr. Kerry Mix, had a chance to meet with the PVF Roundtable members to discuss industry and training needs. “PVF Roundtable Vice President, Mr. Harold Armstrong, has been instrumental in pulling this together,” said Keenan. “We are sincerely grateful for this donation, and we look forward to the future and deepening the relationship with this organization.”

Armstrong added that due to the College’s commitment to excellence in workforce training, the PVF Roundtable organization wanted to provide more opportunities for future pipe, valve, and fitting professionals. “The PVF Roundtable selected San Jacinto College because of the reputation and success in training students,” said Armstrong. “Consideration for the award included location near the industries we support along with programs that are well established. Our goal is to impact students’ lives through education.”

According to, the average median salary for pipefitters in the Gulf Coast region is $51,325 annually. For more information on the San Jacinto College pipefitting program, visit

Pictured above left to right: Dr. Allatia Harris, San Jacinto College vice chancellor for strategic initiatives; Harold Armstrong, PVF Roundtable vice president; Ruth Keenan, San Jacinto College Foundation executive director; and Dr. Kerry Mix, San Jacinto College North Campus dean of business and technology. Photo credit: Amanda Fenwick, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.


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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