Beaver County’s long tradition of excellence in football set the stage for eight of Community College of Beaver County’s (CCBC) leading Process Technology students to be named 2019 Shell Two-Year Associate in Technology Scholarship recipients. 

Just as draft night for athletes represents a milestone moment in their lives, Wednesday’s Shell Scholarship Signing Night signaled a milestone moment in the lives of the scholarship winners. 

“For context,” stated CCBC President Roger W. Davis in his opening remarks, “less than 30 of these scholarships are being presented across the county and nearly 1/3 of them our being awarded here tonight to CCBC students.” 

The recipients, who represent a diverse group of students, including a former small business owner, professional weight lifter, a pair of sisters, and a Master Eagle Scout, are as follows:

Sean Busby
Ellwood City, PA
4.0 GPA

Robert Dowd
Bethel Park, PA
3.3 GPA

Carrie Andrews
Center Township, PA
3.8 GPA

Tracy Andrews
Center Township, PA
3.75 GPA

Cathy Pokorski
Beaver, PA
4.0 GPA

Logan Kranis
New Cumberland, WV
3.6 GPA

Michael Keith
Freedom, PA
3.6 GPA

Jason Blank
Freedom, PA
3.8 GPA

During the event, students were congratulated for their commitment to excellence, celebrated for their career potential, and placed on a path leading to high caliber careers in the petrochemicals industry.

The scholarships, awarded in the amount of $2,200 each, are fundedthrough a gift from Shell for both full- and part-time Process Technology studentsand has second-year renewal opportunity based on student performance. 

“We are all on the same team,” cheered Dr. Davis who took on the role of ‘Commissioner’ for the draft day-themed awards ceremony and dinner. “When our students succeed, we all succeed. CCBC and ShellChemicals share a commitment to educating and supporting future process technicians by ensuring that they are well-prepared for current and job opportunities across the region.”

A team of managers from Shell spent a day and half on CCBC’s campus conducting interviews with CCBC’s Process Technology students todetermine this year’s recipients based on academic excellence, their online application, and their interview. 

By providing this scholarship, Shell continues to support CCBC’s #1 priority – to recruit and train a diverse and skilled local workforce for careers available at the Potter Township ethane cracker plantand throughout the regional petrochemicals industry.

CCBC’s Process Technology program is the only NAPTA-associated program within 300 miles of Pittsburgh. For more information, visit call 724-480-3567.