LAKE JACKSON — Brazosport College is pleased to recognize the contributions of MEGlobal to the Brazosport College Foundation with the dedication of the MEGlobal Student Pavilion building at Brazosport College.
The facility was dedicated during a sign unveiling at the College on Sept. 6. A number of noted dignitaries were on hand for the unveiling, including Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek, CEO and President of EQUATE Petrochemical Company Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran, members of the Brazosport College Board of Regents, Foundation Board of Directors, BISD educational partners, the EQUATE Group’s Global Leadership Team and the MEGlobal Leadership Team.
Since becoming part of the Brazosport community in 2015, MEGlobal Americas Inc. (MEGlobal) has been a tremendous partner for the Brazosport College Foundation, supporting the programs, facilities and students at Brazosport College.
In December 2018, in a move designed to help continue building the workforce of tomorrow and support the educational dreams of local students, MEGlobal made a $1 million investment in the Brazosport College Foundation for student scholarships.
This investment established the COLLEGE NOW Endowment, which will provide dual-credit scholarship funds for Brazosport ISD students attending Brazosport College, beginning in 2020.
“MEGlobal understands the many barriers students face while pursuing a college degree or certificate and this generous gift will provide a sustainable stream of scholarship funds for perpetuity, while allowing an opportunity and the ability for the endowment to grow,” Dr. Valek said. “In honor of their generosity, I am pleased to announce that MEGlobal is naming a prominent building on our campus.”
Opened in 2011, the 27,492-square-foot MEGlobal Student Pavilion is a “living room space” for student programs and organizations. The building is also home to a variety of departments within the College, including Student Services, Office of Student Life, Bachelor of Applied Technology, Ace It, Marketing and Communications, Peer Recruiters and the Java Hut snack and coffee bar.
“Our company is proof that when you bring different cultures, countries and perspectives together, you build a model for the future,” said Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran, CEO and President of EQUATE Group “We also know that Brazosport College is a pioneer in building a workforce for the future needs of Texas and the world, and so we are incredibly proud to have our name associated with this facility.”
The Sept. 6 sign unveiling and dedication was hosted by MEGlobal, Brazosport College, and the Brazoria County Council of Chambers.
For more information about the MEGlobal Student Pavilion at Brazosport College or the COLLEGE NOW Endowment, call the BC Foundation at (979) 230-3163.