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San Jacinto College
News Release
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

32 San Jacinto College students receive scholarships from Lubrizol

PASADENA, Texas — A donation of $16,000 by The Lubrizol Foundation will allow 32 technical education students to receive $500 scholarships at San Jacinto College (SJC) Central.

The donation was recently awarded to students majoring in business and information technology, health sciences, liberal arts and science, industrial and applied technology, and process technology. To receive a scholarship, students had to have at least a minimum 3.0 GPA, be classified as a sophomore, and major in one of the 33 Central Campus technical education degree programs.

"The partnership that San Jacinto College Central has with Lubrizol is unique," said Jeffrey Parks, dean of industrial and applied technology. "Through the scholarships awarded, Lubrizol has financially assisted students in receiving an education that prepares them for employment in the petrochemical field as well as other areas of business and industry. Only good things can be said about this partnership and Lubrizol's continuing commitment to neighboring education communities."

For 28 years, the Lubrizol Corporation has funded a total of $229,600 in scholarships for 599 San Jacinto College students. Chris Hext, Lubrizol community affairs manager and member of the SJC Foundation Board of Directors, said donating toward San Jacinto College scholarships is an investment in the community.

"I love San Jacinto College for a variety of reasons," said Hext. "It's really a cost effective way to get an education and go to work. I attended SJC and had a lot of family members go to the College, and I know of all the great opportunities there. It's a great place to get going."

Following are the 2011-2012 Lubrizol Foundation Scholarship recipients: 

Business and Technology Division

Daniel Bell
Christina Crow
Ronnie Driver
Sarah Howell
Vonda Prieto
Shenay Rockwell
Richard Short
Emily Tongol

Health Sciences Division

Betty Bacon
Lance Heruela
Ashlee Jones
Mary Maughs
Mayra Montes
Hoang Nguyen

Liberal Arts and Science Division

Broc Adams
Kara Stokes

Industrial and Applied Technology Division

Jesus Arredondo
Westley Bachmeyer
Wayne Chrisman
Marcus Gonzalez
Jonathan Gordon
Christopher Johnson
John Ortiz
Theodore Reardon

Process Technology

Reginald Bellard
Derrick Celaya
Hector Garza
Deanna Gomez
Joshua Johnson
Barton King
Rodney Ortiz
Dominick Rezza II

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 50 years. The College, an Achieving the Dream Leader College, is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in over 140 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. Our graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, visit, or follow us on Facebook at

Photo cutline: (left to right, back row) John Ortiz, Mayra Montes, Mary Maughs, Barton King, Vonda Prieto, Broc Adams, Dominick Rezza II, Joshua Johnson, Rodney Ortiz, Jesus Arredondo, Jonathan Gordon, Hector Garza, Reginald Bellard, and Wayne Chrisman. (left to right, front row) Marcus Gonzalez, Sarah Howell, Shenay Rockwell, Christina Crow, Hoang Nguyen, Betty Bacon, Ronnie Driver, Deanna Gomez, Kara Stokes, and Emily Tongol.

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