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Luminant supports PJC students with scholarship donation

Published or Revised September 18, 2018

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Luminant’s Lamar Power Plant recently made a $5,000 contribution for two scholarships to the mechatronics program at Paris Junior College. Shown from left are Holly Scott, TXU Energy Sales Executive; Cade Hay, Luminant Lamar Power Plant Manager; PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin; Caroline Atkins, Luminant Community Affairs Manager; Riley Calloway and Jimmy Vincent, Lamar Power Plant employees; and Derald Bulls, PJC Director of Alumni Affairs / Institutional Advancement.

Luminant’s Lamar Power Plant recently presented $5,000 to Paris Junior College to provide scholarships to two students enrolled in the Mechatronics program starting with the fall 2018 semester.

“I’m very honored to work with the most talented team that I’ve ever worked with in my career. Half of our production staff are graduates of PJC’s mechatronics program. By providing scholarships, we’re helping boost the Red River Valley’s workforce who have high-demand electrical and mechanical skills,” said Cade Hay, Luminant’s Lamar Power Plant manager. “Our employees are proud to provide safe, reliable, and affordable power for our fellow Texans, and take pride in supporting critical needs in Paris and in the Red River Valley.”

PJC offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechatronics, and a 36-hour Certificate in Mechatronics. The program prepares graduates for careers in the growing job market of industrial and electronic maintenance and focuses on a wide range of technologies and systems.

“We have enjoyed a good partnership with Luminant’s Lamar Power Plant for a number of years,” said PJC President Dr. Pamela Anglin. “Many of our students have been or are currently working at the plant. The scholarships assist our students and our program immensely.”

The two scholarships provide a first-year and second-year full-time student, enrolled in the Mechatronics program, up to $2,500 annually for tuitions, books and fees.

To learn more about applying for scholarships at PJC, go to http://www.parisjc.edu/scholarships. For questions on the Mechatronics program, contact Mechatronics Coordinator / Instructor Bobby Fields at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 903-782-0722.

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