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Friday, August 29, 2014

ExxonMobil Announces Scholarship Winners

ExxonMobil celebrated last week the announcement of a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker construction project at its Baytown complex, and marked the occasion by recognizing 30 scholarship recipients who plan to pursue petrochemical careers. The recipients include three students from Alvin Community College.

The expansion project will employ about 10,000 construction workers, create 4,000 related jobs in nearby communities and add 350 permanent positions at the Baytown facility.

Among those from ACC who received scholarships are Krissie Swan, of Galveston, for $2,500, Matthew Mitchell, of Dickinson, for $1,500 and Christopher Del Bello, of Manvel, for $1,000.

More than 50,000 construction trades and petrochemical workers will be needed in the next decade across the Texas Gulf Coast region as refineries expand their capacity and replace retiring workers.

To help fill the demand for skilled workers, ExxonMobil has committed $1 million to the Community College Petrochemical Initiative, a collaboration between nine Texas Gulf Coast community colleges, including ACC.  The initiative aims to recruit and train the next generation of petrochemical workers.

For more information about the Initiative, call 281-352-6540 or visit www.gulfcoastcc.org.

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2/26/2015

February 26, 2015

The Alvin Community College Board of Regents will have their monthly meeting on February 26, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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3/6/2015

March 6, 2015

The deadline to apply for spring commencement will be on March 6, 2015. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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3/7/2015 - 3/14/2015

March 7-14, 2015

The Alvin Community College Drama Department will perform its spring musical, The Fantasticks, from March 7-14 at the Theatre. The musical is about a couple who fall in love, grow apart and then attempt to re-connect with each other. It is the world’s longest running musical. Performances are at 8 p.m. on March 7, 12-14. There will be a 2:30 p.m performance on March 8. For more information call 281-756-3606 or visit
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3/9/2015

March 9, 2015

Registration for the second, 8-week mini semester will close on March 9, 2015. For more information call 281-756-3500 or visit www.alvincollege.edu/registration.
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3/12/2015

March 12, 2015

Learn how to have a safe and fun Spring Break during the Safe Spring Break Bash on March 12, 2015 outside the Student Center starting at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 281-756-3686.
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3/24/2015

March 24, 2015

The Alvin Community College Board of Regents will host their monthly meeting on March 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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4/3/2015 - 4/6/2015

April 3-6, 2015

ACC will have its spring holiday from April 3-6, 2015. All ACC offices will be closed. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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