CEMEX USA Gifts $75k to LSSC, totaling over $225k

LEESBURG, Fla. (January 25, 2017) — Lake-Sumter State College and the LSSC Foundation, Inc. are pleased to announce a third gift from CEMEX USA for $75,000 in support of students enrolled in the College’s Engineering Technology program.

The AS in Engineering Technology degree, offered in Sumterville, prepares students to work in high-demand technology industries. The two-year program offers one year of courses plus industry certification with a second year in a technical specialization.

“When it comes to CEMEX philanthropy, education takes precedent,” says Travis Wellman, vice president of operations, Florida aggregates for CEMEX. “Therefore, partnering with and contributing to Lake-Sumter State College has been a win-win for all of us. The College can continue to grow and meet the educational needs of their community, students can earn a quality education right in their backyard, and CEMEX along with other businesses can have access to a high caliber workforce.”

“We greatly value CEMEX’s support of our students and programs,” says Dr. Stanley Sidor, president of LSSC. “The College strives to offer high-quality programs that provide educational and career opportunities for students that match with the growing need of our local industry.”

“We look forward to our continued partnership with Lake-Sumter State College and building a quality future for students of Lake and Sumter Counties,” said Wellman.

Pictured (left to right): Dr. Douglas Wymer and Dr. Stanley Sidor of LSSC; Jenna Emerson, Travis Wellman and James Morris of CEMEX
CEMEX Banner proudly displayed at the LSSC Sumter Center

About Lake-Sumter State College

Founded in 1962, Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) offers high-quality education at an affordable price to the communities of Lake and Sumter counties. As a proud member of the Florida College System, LSSC serves more than 7,000 students annually at three locations: Leesburg, South Lake (Clermont), and Sumterville. LSSC offers certificate and degree programs designed to support and prepare students for today’s dynamic workforce. LSSC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Through a DirectConnect partnership with the University of Central Florida, students graduating with an Associate in Arts are guaranteed admission to the UCF. Learn more about LSSC at www.lssc.edu.

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