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Chevron donates scholarship funds to OC

first_img By admin – March 30, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Odessa College Foundation received a $10,000 infusion from Chevron for the Chevron Instrumentation Scholarship, which will help about 20 students.The check was presented in the Saulsbury Conference Center in the Electronics Technology Building at OC. The contribution continues Chevron’s support for the instrumentation program and those who receive the support must be an instrumentation major seeking a certificate in instrumentation; maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5; and must have a 3.0 or higher GPA in their instrumentation courses. The scholarship awards are $500 per semester.Dean of Career Technical & Workforce Education Diane Carrasco said with this growth comes a responsibility to develop a skilled, robust workforce that will join the Permian Basin’s energy sector.“Odessa College is honored to partner with Chevron in developing this workforce. Thank you to Chevron for being a partner in this development because we certainly couldn’t make it happen without you,” Carrasco said. Facebook Previous articleELDER: No-drama Obama versus Trump ‘chaos’Next articleFive things you need to know today, March 30 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Local NewsEducation Chevron donates scholarship funds to OC WhatsApp Facebook Odessa College President Gregory Williams speaks of the value of a partnership with Chevron during a check presentation Wednesday in the Electronics and Technology Building at OC. Chevron presented Odessa College with a check in the amount of $10,000. Pinterest Registration set for engineering camp Pinterest Noel earns award Home Local News Education Chevron donates scholarship funds to OC Odessa College President Gregory Williams speaks of the value of a partnership with Chevron during a check presentation Wednesday in the Electronics and Technology Building at OC. Chevron presented Odessa College with a check in the amount of $10,000. Chevron presented Odessa College with a check in the amount of $10,000 Wednesday in the Electronics and Technology Building at OC. OC.Chevron. 1 of 2 “One of the prominent reasons our students struggle to complete a credential is financial instability and it is through generous donations such as today’s that’s going to help scholarship students complete their program,” she added.Carrasco added that the OC-Chevron partnership has led to equipment and renovations that have made it possible for those gathered Wednesday to stand in “this beautifully designed Chevron Regional Center for Energy Education.”Phets Sovilay, operations recruiter for Chevron, said the company is happy to be part of the partnership and glad to present the check.“We’ve had a tremendous partnership with Odessa College throughout the years and we hope to continue that. One of the things that we have as far as our Chevron values go is partnership, so we’re strengthening this partnership and with that we’re helping the community grow and that’s what we’re all about,” Sovilay said.Vice President for Instruction Valerie Jones said contributions like this have a tremendous impact on students and can transform their lives.“It is really impressive the technology our students have access to and it’s made possible through the partnerships we’ve had with Chevron …,” Jones said.She added that the Fab Lab is another example of the fruits of Chevron’s support.Williams added that new employees, faculty members and technology have been added to the instrumentation program.“We have four full-time faculty, plus adjuncts. The classes are all full,” Jones said.The program includes mostly adult students, but also youngsters attending OCTECHS, an early college high school on the OC campus where students can earn a high school diploma and associate degree simultaneously.Equipment and technology change so rapidly that partnerships are needed, Jones said.“(The) industry continues to change and grow so rapidly, we need them to tell us what direction things are going so they can help with the development of the training concepts as well,” Jones said.Sovilay, operations recruiter for Chevron, said the way donations to OC helps the company is that OC is partnered with the community to help advance education in the Permian Basin.“One of our core values at Chevron is strengthening our partnerships with our communities, so this is one of the ways we do that. By donating money and scholarships to OC, we want to help enable students to be able to come to a place like OC to get that technical education,” Sovilay said.“That way, they can explore career options. They don’t necessarily have to go to work in the oil and gas industry. They don’t necessarily have to come work for Chevron specifically, but it at least gives them that pathway to explore those options. If they did want to come work for a company like Chevron, that’s why we donate money for OC,” he added.Jones said instrumentation, which is used interchangeably with automation and robotics.“It’s the utilization of technology and machinery through computer programming to be able to navigate and manage tasks,” Jones said. “That may be pressure management in a plant … the automation of factory equipment. It can be running the oil and gas machinery remotely. It’s all of those types of things.”More Information OCA top 2 were ESL students Summer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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Spartans back in RHL race

first_imgLA CANADA – Week in and week out, the Rio Hondo League continues to prove itself to be one of the area’s premier showcases of girls basketball. On Wednesday, La Canada High School put itself right back in the thick of the race for the league title. The Spartans (13-4) easily defeated visiting rival San Marino 63-29 to raise their league record to 2-1. La Canada senior guard Mary Kate Hurlbutt led the way for the Spartans with a game-high 15 points after connecting on five 3-point shots. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“Tonight (my shot) was on, and that was great,” Hurlbutt said. “I’ve been working a lot on my 3-pointer because I know it’s an important aspect. A lot of teams run zone on us, so that leaves shooters open.” Hurlbutt’s hot shooting became infectious as five other Spartans knocked down 3-pointers of their own. “Everything becomes so much easier when the ball goes through the hoop,” La Canada coach Tamar Hill said. “Everyone relaxes. It just kind of breeds confidence.” The Spartans raced to an early 18-4 lead and never looked back. Senior forward Emmilee Ringelberg, along with Hurlbutt, scored six early points to give the Spartans their dominating first-half margin. center_img Ringelberg finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. The victory gives the Spartans consecutive league wins and eliminates the aftertaste of a bitter loss to rival Monrovia that began league play last week. Hill and the Spartans are looking for more. “Two wins in a row is fantastic, but we’ve got to win seven more,” Hill said. “Our goal is the (Rio Hondo) league championship.” San Marino falls to 13-5 on the season and 0-3 in league. Junior Kim Pan kept the Titans competitive in the first half with a team-high nine points. Sophomore Nicole Chan contributed eight points. La Canada junior Emily Ballard had a strong all-around game for the Spartans with nine points, nine rebounds and four assists. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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