BC Soirée raises money for student scholarships

BC Soirée raises money for student scholarships

Thu Sep 19, 2013


Brazosport College and The Dow Chemical Company recently hosted a Scholarship Soirée, complete with the glitz and glamour of a Hollywood party. More importantly, however, was the amount of money the event raised for student scholarships.  

The Hollywood-themed event at the Dow Academic Center brought in more than $170,000 that will be used toward scholarships through the Brazosport College Foundation.

The event honored 10 of Brazosport College’s Distinguished Alumni, including Al Olvera, Marc Holder, Allyn Noblitt, Shawn Baker, Debra Grandjean, Lucilla Henderson, Shane Pirtle, James Brown, Robert Garcia and Harry Koester.

“Scholarships are a vital part of our student success initiatives and this event goes a long way toward achieving that goal,” said Serena Andrews, Brazosport College Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement. “This was also our first opportunity to honor our 10 Distinguished Alumni. These graduates have achieved recognition in their careers, have provided service to this college and have displayed outstanding leadership within their communities.”

Guests at the Scholarship Soirée, which was titled “An Evening With Our Stars,” enjoyed a multitude of activities, including an auction, catered food and plenty of dancing. Providing the music was the party and show band, Infinite Groove.

Underwritten by TDECU, Infinite Groove had the dance floor jumping with an impressive mix of Disco, Motown, Jazz, Latin, Rock and Country. 

The Soirée was chaired by Scott and Kristen Schwertner. Earl and Zee Shipp were honorary chairs.

To learn more about Brazosport College or the Brazosport College Foundation, call 979.230.3496
PHOTO CUTLINE: Brazosport College recently recognized its 10 Distinguished Alumni members at the 2013 Scholarship Soirée at the Dow Academic Center. Honorees include, from left, James Brown, Allyn Noblitt, Marc Holder, Al Olvera, Debra Grandjean, Robert Garcia, Shane Pirtle, Harry Koester and Lucilla Henderson. Not pictured is Shawn Baker.