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HCC Field of Opportunity Scholarship Program launches with Houston Texans kickoff event September 11

HOUSTON [September 6, 2012] – With a new, historic, innovative program, Houston Community College will provide a minimum of $50,000 in scholarships annually to members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston through a partnership with the Houston Texans. The HCC Field of Opportunity Program will launch at a kickoff event Tuesday, September 11 at the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Driver Park YET Center. The program, supported through HCC’s partnership with the Texans, builds on HCC’s Opportunity 14 scholarships administered by the Houston Community College Foundation.

In this program, each time the Texans score 14 points, an Opportunity 14 scholarship will be awarded. In addition, when the Texans hold an opponent below 14 points, an Opportunity 14 Scholarship will also be awarded. The scholarships will be presented in both wins and losses – recognizing that with education there is always a winner.

Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph will serve as the official spokesperson for the HCC Field of Opportunity Program and will speak at the event along with HCC Board Chair Mary Ann Perez, HCC Chancellor Mary Spangler, HCC Foundation President Charles R. (Bob) Bellomy and Texans President Jamey Rootes. Members of the Boys and Girls Clubs will also be part of the event to learn about the opportunities and scholarships.

WHAT: HCC Field of Opportunity Program kickoff

WHEN: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 4 p.m.

WHERE: Boys and Girls Club, James Driver Park, 10918 ½ Bentley, Houston, Texas

MEDIA INTERVIEWS: For media inquiries, contact Lesa Spivey at 713.718.5438 or lesa.spivey@hccs.edu.

About HCC
HCC is one of the country’s largest singly-accredited, open-admission, community colleges offering associate degrees, certificates, workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities for 75,000 students each semester. HCC is composed of six colleges that serve the greater Houston area’s diverse communities by preparing individuals to live and work in today’s increasingly international and technological society.

To learn more go to hccs.edu.

Contact:
Lesa Spivey
Office of HCC Communications
P 713.718.5438
E communications@hccs.edu

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