Brazosport College’s Catalyst program promotes 42 students

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Brazosport College’s Catalyst program promotes 42 students

Brazosport College’s Catalyst program promotes 42 students

Wed Jun 16, 2021

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Chemical technology student Micah Kee, right, receives a certificate from Brazosport College Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Shelley Diviney after earning advancement to the second year during the Catalyst program’s Promotion Ceremony at The Clarion at Brazosport College.

Brazosport College’s Catalyst program recently held its Promotion Day Ceremony with 42 students advancing to the next level.

A total of 18 second-year students earned promotions to the third year, while 24 first-year students advanced to the second year. The students and their accomplishments were recognized during a ceremony at The Clarion at Brazosport College.

Developed through a partnership between Angleton ISD, Brazosport ISD, Columbia-Brazoria ISD, Sweeny ISD and Brazosport College, the Catalyst program allows qualified students to take a structured path toward the completion of an associate degree in Process Operations or Instrumentation Technology within one year of high school graduation or a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Industrial Management within three years of high school graduation.

Students start the program during their junior year of high school.

Of the 18 students rising to the third year of the program, 13 are in the chemical technology field, including Estefani Hernandez, Cameron Oler, Sean Reyes, Juan Calvillo, Bronson Kozak, Abel Oliva, Gannon Blank, Noah Montgomery, Jose Ortiz, Christopher Watson, Jacob Carr, Nathan Davidson and Seth Dilley. Five instrumentation students also advanced to the third year, including Christopher Albair, Cesar Colon, Fernando San Miguel, Samuel Gant and Zachery Peterson.

Students advancing to the program’s second year include chemical technology students Alejandro Coronado, Anahi Garcia, Mauricio Santivanez, Saul Jimenez, Consejo Hernandez, Quintin Stroman, Josue Villegas, Eduardo Castro, Zayne Foster, Carley Staples, Christian Byrd, Anthony Davenport, Jason Hancock, Micah Kee, Kaden Pate, Jonathan Perez and Aiden Wagner, and instrumentation students Virginia Alvarez, Diego Duran, Trevor Dyson, Keith Laird, Kadin McGovern, Brendan Patton and Lance McLaren.

For more information about Brazosport College’s Catalyst program, visit www.brazosport.edu/catalyst.

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Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek poses for a photo with local independent school district superintendents during a recent Catalyst program Promotion Ceremony at The Clarion at Brazosport College. Pictured are, from left, Columbia-Brazoria ISD Superintendent Steven Galloway, Sweeny ISD Superintendent Dr. Tory C. Hill, Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek, Brazosport ISD Superintendent Danny Massey and Angleton ISD Superintendent Phil Edwards.

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Chemical technology student Juan Calvillo smiles as he crosses the stage after receiving his third-year advancement at the Catalyst program’s Promotion Ceremony at The Clarion at Brazosport College.

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Instrumentation student Lance McLaren, right, receives a certificate from Brazosport College Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Shelley Diviney after earning advancement to the second year during the Catalyst program’s Promotion Ceremony at The Clarion at Brazosport College.

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Instrumentation student Fernando San Miguel waves to the audience after receiving his third-year advancement at the Catalyst program’s Promotion Ceremony at The Clarion at Brazosport College.