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ExxonMobil donates $37K to endow JJC Scholarship

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ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery and sponsors of its annual golf outing have collaborated to endow a Joliet Junior College scholarship that supports education related to manufacturing.

Representatives from ExxonMobil and many of the companies that contributed to the scholarship presented a check for $37,000 to endow JJC's Manufacturing for the Future scholarship on Jan. 23.

"Whether our work together involves program and curriculum development, a pipeline for existing workers to develop new skills in manufacturing, or financial support of our scholarships, ExxonMobil has been at the forefront of investing in students and in higher education. Thank you," said Dr. Judy Mitchell, JJC president.

Students eligible for scholarship assistance are enrolled in JJC programs including computer aided design and drafting (CADD), electrical/electronic automated systems (EEAS), electronics engineering, industrial maintenance technology, mechanical production technology, operations engineering and technician (OET), process control and instrumentation, and welding technology.

"This scholarship is an investment in our students, our community and our future," said Monica Mainland, ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery manager. "It will support students for years to come - which is a vote of confidence in their future and in the strength of manufacturing as a career and an engine for the local economy."

ExxonMobil South Zone Advanced Mechanical Engineer Bobby Herring is credited with growing golf outing sponsorships and in turn community contributions. JJC is just one of several beneficiaries of more than $95,000 raised in just two years.

"That's a huge contribution to our community and every dollar has been donated to organizations in Will County that support education and healthy children and families," said Mainland.

"The relationship we have with Exxon is vital for our community, and vital for our region. And its ultimate impact is growing," said Dr. Mitchell.

Sponsors of the ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery golf outing include:


Brieser Construction

Catalyst Handling



Chellino Crane

Distribution International

Distribution NOW


Koch Specialty

Lockport Steel

Manhattan Mechanical

Matrix Service

MKD Electric


Meade Electric

NALCO Champion

NI Steel

One Way Safety


Superior Mechanical

For media inquiries, contact JJC Communications and Media Coordinator Scott Harvey at 815-280-2844 or [email protected].


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