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BC dedicates Freeport LNG Crafts Academy facility

BC dedicates Freeport LNG Crafts Academy facility

Wed Feb 17, 2016

The Brazosport College Board of Regents, Freeport LNG representatives and Brazosport College representatives prepare to unveil the new Freeport LNG Crafts Academy sign during the facility’s recent dedication. Pictured are, from left, Brazosport College Foundation President Gerald Andrews; Board of Regents members Lucilla Henderson, Carolyn Johnson, Chair, and Roland Hendricks; Freeport LNG President Sig Cornelius; Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek; Freeport LNG Director of Community Affairs Wendy Mazurkiewicz; Board of Regents members Steven Solis and Jason Cordoba; and Brazosport College Vice President, College Advancement Serena Andrews.

Members of the Brazosport College Foundation Board pose in front of the new Freeport LNG Crafts Academy sign during the facility’s recent dedication. Pictured are, from left, Brazosport College Vice President, College Advancement Serena Andrews; Brazosport College Foundation Board members Terry McAlister, Carolyn Johnson, Gerald Andrews, Wendy Mazurkiewicz, David Howarth, Diane Tasto, George Rau, Jr.; and Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek.

Continuing its goal of providing superior training for an ever-growing local workforce, Brazosport College is proud to dedicate the Freeport LNG Crafts Academy.

Located within the College’s Science Technology Corridor, the Freeport LNG Crafts Academy is a 43,500 square-foot facility designed to support workforce training for a variety of programs, including industrial and commercial pipefitting, industrial and commercial electricity, drafting, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, machine technology/millwright, safety health and environmental management, industrial and commercial construction and automotive programs.

“It is an honor to have Freeport LNG’s name on a major building in the Science Technology Corridor of our campus,” said Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek. “This partnership makes it possible for Brazosport College to have the labs and facilities necessary to deliver quality programs and to train a skilled workforce.” 

The facility was originally constructed in 1978 and renovated in 2014-2015 thanks to the generosity of a $1 million gift from Freeport LNG Development, L.P., as well as contributions from other contractors, industry partners and members of the Brazosport community.

Also located in the Science Technology Corridor is the BASF Center for Process Technology, the Bryon & Sandra Sadler Health Professions/Science Complex and the BCPC Welding Technologies Lab.