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SCLTC students benefit from Marathon funding

RESERVE — More than a dozen local students benefited recently when Marathon Petroleum Corporation donated $15,000 to the LCTCS Foundation through its University Funding Program.

Scholarship recipients are, from left, Jerome Alexander, Lane Gendron, Rene Jones Jr. and Matthew Purcell. Not pictured are Austin Watkins, Blaise Hymel, Tyranika Williams and Ramsey Zenon.

Scholarship recipients are, from left, Jerome Alexander, Lane Gendron, Rene Jones Jr. and Matthew Purcell. Not pictured are Austin Watkins, Blaise Hymel, Tyranika Williams and Ramsey Zenon.

The donation fosters a partnership between Marathon and the South Central Louisiana Technical College Reserve campus in the support for generating qualified personnel for the future. Tiffany Gaston, human resources consultant, directed the funds be used for academic scholarships, saying they are intended to provide financial assistance to students currently enrolled in the Process Technology Program.

Fourteen of SCLTC’s best and brightest PTEC students, with at least a 3.0 GPA, received the one-time benefit.