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Chevron Awards $20,000 in Scholarships for NMJC Students

Chevron Awards $20,000 in Scholarships for NMJC Students photo 10/16/2015 11:34:25 a.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

 

Employees at Chevron North America’s Midcontinent Business Unit have chosen New Mexico Junior College to donate an additional $20,000 for student scholarships, bringing the total for 2015 to $40,000.  The donation was presented to members of the NMJC Foundation to be used for tuition, fees and books for students seeking Associate Degrees.

“NMJC helped me get my degree and become successful in my career at Chevron,” says Richard B. Fialho III, Plant Specialist.  “Chevron believes in giving back to the community. I’m very proud that the company is investing in local education and giving to the college that I attended.”

Ian Lindsay, Operations Supervisor at Chevron’s Buckeye CO2 Plant stated, “It’s important to everyone at Chevron to build relationships and give back to the communities in which we operate.  We feel these gifts to New Mexico Junior College will benefit southeast New Mexico in continuing to develop a skilled workforce for the area.”

Dr. Larry Sanderson, NMJC Director of Institutional Effectiveness said, “We are extremely thankful to Chevron for their investment in students over the past few years.  With scholarships like this, students have the chance to learn and be more successful in their careers.” 

Over $2 million has been given in scholarships and work-study from the NMJC Foundation since its inception in 1969.   “Each year more and more students apply for scholarships,” says Tina Kunko, Accountant/Controller for NMJC Foundation. “We want to help as many students as possible to get their degree.  This gift from Chevron gives even more students that opportunity.”

For more information: Tina Kunko, NMJC Foundation: tkunko@nmjc.edu or 575-492-2782

New Mexico Junior College, promoting success through learning, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

[Photo attached (L-R): Tina Kunko, Jeff McCool, Mario Garcia, Danny Roblez, Larry Sanderson, Ian Lindsay, Richard Fialho III, Dan Hardin and Phillip Roybal]

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