The Allan Hancock College Foundation recently accepted a $2,000 donation from ExxonMobil to help support the college’s Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program. Troy Tranquada, Operations Supervisor for ExxonMobil, made the presentation at the August 16 Allan Hancock College Board of Trustees meeting. ExxonMobil has given to the college for many years, and this is the third donation directed to the MESA program, which Tranquada believes “is a good fit” as the next generation of students help develop new energy sources. “MESA’s focus is to encourage education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math),” said Tranquada. “And the future will require a global population very skilled in math and science. MESA is helping to make that happen.”
Pictured from left are José Ortiz, Ed.D., Allan Hancock College superintendent/
president; MESA students Brooke Kalusky and Joanna Ortiz; Christine Reed, Hancock’s MESA counselor/coordinator; students Tyler Swope and Heather Adams; Tranquada; and students Alejandro Gutierrez and Juan Gutierrez-Franco.