PA Education Foundation announces $50,000 Harvey grant

    The Port Arthur Education Foundation announced recently that it has received a grant for $50,000 on behalf of Lamar State College Port Arthur, coming from the Foundation of Southeast Texas’ Golden Pass Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.

    The grant will help replace the technology equipment lost in LSCPA’s Ruby Fuller Building due to the impact of the hurricane.

    “After ordering and receiving technology, this project will be on its way to greatness,’ said Joe Tant, executive director of the Port Arthur Education Foundation. “In the months of June and July, we plan to receive, install and program technology for students. We will introduce Fall semester students to this new technology, impacting not only their educational experience, but also the confidence fostered in their parents that their children are in an environment where they are safe and receiving a fantastic education.”

    Tant said the grant will replace 30 classroom computers, monitors, an interactive projector and all the related cables, impacting as many as 1,200 students each year in various LSCPA programs, including Graphic Design, Game Design, Business Office Management, Medical Coding Specialist, Medical Office Administration.

    “This grant will make a long-lasting contribution to students’ overall educational success,” Tant said. “This is a long-term, long-lasting investment that will have far-reaching effects on the entire student population.”

    The Foundation for Southeast Texas Golden Pass Fund originally started with $1.5 million with programs benefitting Port Arthur and Sabine Pass given first priority. In the Foundation’s first distribution of funds in December 2017, LSCPA received a grant of nearly $150,000 to aid in the college’s Harvey recovery efforts.