Enbridge Supports JJC STEM Students with Scholarship Program

On May 4, representatives from Enbridge, an energy transportation company, presented JJC President Dr. Debra Daniels with a $5,000 check for scholarships for students pursuing education and a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Local legislators also attended the event to show their support, including Senator Sue Rezin, Senator Pat McGuire, Representative Larry Walsh, Jr., and Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Sr.

L-R: Dean Peter Linden, Technical Dept. Chair Greg Pakieser, Senator Sue Rezin, JJC President Dr. Daniels, Enbridge Director of Chicago Region Operations John Gauderman, Senator Pat McGuire, Representaive Larry Walsh, Jr., Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Sr.

 “We are grateful to Enbridge for their generous donation of scholarship money for our STEM students,” said Dr. Debra Daniels, president of JJC. “Partnerships such as this are critical to ensuring that our students are successful in finding great careers after graduation.”

The scholarship funds, which will be available to students this fall in five separate $1,000 scholarships, will be awarded to JJC students pursuing STEM careers, and who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in the energy transportation/pipeline industry. Qualifying criteria will be based on the candidate’s potential for academic and career excellence, leadership potential, and for making significant contributions to his or her community.

“Enbridge is proud to partner with Joliet Junior College in establishing this award to help make a difference in the lives of students,” said John Gauderman, Enbridge Director of Chicago Region Operations, who presented the check to Dr. Daniels. “Partnerships like this allow us to show our commitment to the communities along our pipeline system. More importantly, we are pleased to be able to help some of our neighbors get ahead in life by assisting them in their training toward a truly rewarding career.”

For more information about the scholarships, contact the JJC Foundation at 815-280-2353 or kmulvey@jjc.edu.

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