Grant from RDC and Triad to support SFCC's PILAS
Students and teachers across Northern New Mexico will benefit this year from more education opportunities thanks to two grants to regional education nonprofits totaling nearly $800,000 from Los Alamos National Laboratory operator Triad National Security, LLC.
The funding was announced by Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California (UC), at an education-focused community event hosted by the Laboratory on Sept. 12. UC is one of the partners that make up Triad, together with Texas A&M University System and Battelle Memorial Institute. Howie Morales, lieutenant governor of New Mexico, and Eleni Kounalakis, lieutenant governor of California and a UC regent, also spoke at the event.
SFCC received $50,000 for the PILAS (SFCC’s paid internship- Programa de Internos, Los Alamos) program. $40,000 of this came from the RDC, Regional Development Corporation, and the additional $10,000 is from Triad National Security, LLC the manager and operator of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Read more in this news release from Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Also, see more photos and learn more from the Los Alamos Daily Post story, 9/12/19, UC President Janet Napolitano Announces Nearly $800,000 Grant From Triad National Security Supports Northern New Mexico Students And Teachers.
Among the dignataries in the photo: Thom Mason, Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Triad President; Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California; Howie Morales, lieutenant governor of New Mexico; and Eleni Kounalakis, lieutenant governor of California and a UC regent. Six leaders from area colleges were in attendance including SFCC president Dr. Becky Rowley (second from right), Northern New Mexico College president Dr. Rick Bailey, UNM Taos CEO Dr. Patrick Valdez, UNM-Los Alamos Chancellor Dr. Cynthia Rooney, New Mexico Highlands University president Dr. Sam Minner and Luna Community College president Dr. Rolando Rael.