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INVISTA Scholarships Help LSCO Students

The opportunity for students to learn skills that will enable them to make a livable wage in Southeast Texas just grew thanks to a generous gift to Lamar State College Orange from INVISTA.

Dr. Thomas Johnson, LSCO president, accepted a $10,000 donation from Christopher Brittain, site manager for INVISTA Orange, at a ceremony on campus Wednesday.

“The Golden Triangle area is forecasting a demand in trade careers, and the need for certified workers is growing,” said Brittain. “The opportunity to partner with Lamar State College Orange will help individuals obtain the certifications to find employment in this area.”

Present at the ceremony were several LSCO students who have received scholarships through the INVISTA donation. The students had the opportunity to personally thank INVISTA for investing in their future.

“It’s absolutely wonderful to be able to partner with INVISTA on this,” said. Dr. Johnson. “Our motto at Lamar Orange is the Future is Bright Orange and we mean it. You students are learning from people who know what they’re doing, we have small classes with hands-on learning opportunities, so when you go to work there’s less training required and you can get right to work. I know businesses appreciate when we can send them skilled workers.”

Brittain noted that several of his INVISTA employees are LSCO graduates and he praised their training and work ethic.

The INVISTA scholarship is available to students pursing degrees in the following programs: Industrial Technology, Process Technology, Instrumentation, Welding, Business Management, Safety, Health and Environmental, Computer Science, Emergency Medical Services, and Nursing.

PICTURED (from left to right)

BACK ROW: Dr. Al Barringer, Dean Gina Simar, Patty Collins, Lynn Scales, Mary Wickland, Dr. Thomas Johnson, Christopher Brittain, Sherie Angelle, Claire Jackson, Earl Geis.

FRONT ROW: Garrett Johnson, Process Technology; Jennifer Roberts, Process Technology; Brandon Roy, IT Support Specialist; Courtney Vaughn, Process Technology; and Nick Menard, Instrumentation.

For more information about scholarships at LSCO, visit www.lsco.edu.