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NLTCC awards scholarships to deserving students

by Amber McDown

Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College (NLTCC) held a scholarship awards ceremony on March 30 on the Minden campus, recognizing outstanding students for their achievements. Paul Pratt, the community relations advisor for Southwestern Energy (SWE), presented the scholarships to the recipients.

SWE, a leading U.S. producer and marketer of natural gas and natural gas liquids, focuses on responsibly developing large-scale energy assets in the nation’s most prolific shale gas basins. The company’s returns-driven strategy aims to create sustainable value for stakeholders by leveraging its scale, financial strength, and operational execution. 

The scholarship recipients for this year’s ceremony were Samuel Welshans, Gerrit Simmons, William Davis, Christopher Bowers, Bradley James, Roycorion Henson, Breanna Henderson, Seth Briggs, Landon Austin, Layton Parks, and Alec Snell.

Christopher Bowers, one of the scholarship recipients, expressed his gratitude, saying, “I am very thankful to be chosen as a recipient of this scholarship. This scholarship will help me in my career path, and I really appreciate that investment and trust in me and my future. I work full time during the day, so being able to go to school at night with NLTCC and having this scholarship really helps with the cost of college.”

Another recipient, William Davis, shared his appreciation, stating, “Receiving this scholarship is not only a tremendous honor but also a significant financial support that will alleviate some of the burdens associated with my education. Your investment in my academic journey is truly invaluable, and I am deeply grateful for your belief in my potential. Thank you very much.”

Breanna Henderson, who is pursuing a degree in welding, expressed her aspirations, saying, “I look forward to finishing my welding degree this December and turning welding into my career. I eventually want to become a welding instructor. I would like to thank God first, then Mr. Perryman, my instructor. He pushed me and brought me to where I am now. I would also like to thank my three sons who motivate me to keep going and not give up.”

Gerrit Simmons, a first-generation college student, shared his ambitions, stating, “I am a first-generation college student, and this degree is going to help me pursue a career in industrial instrumentation so that I can find a job with a stable income and provide for my family.”

NLTCC is a public institution of higher education that provides high-quality academic, workforce training, and transfer opportunities through the delivery of associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates.  NLTCC works to  inspire students to enter today’s competitive global workforce. The scholarship awards ceremony underscored NLTCC’s commitment to supporting its students in achieving their academic and career goals, highlighting the impact of community partnerships in empowering students to succeed.

For more information about NLTCC and their programs, go to www.nltcc.edu. To learn more about SWE, visit www.swn.com and www.swn.com/responsibility.

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