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Del Mar College receives $250,000 from Cheniere Energy

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Cheniere Energy presented a $250,000 check to the College for Process and Instrumentation at Del Mar College. Cheniere Energy presented a $250,000 check to the College for Process and Instrumentation at Del Mar College.

Del Mar College received a major donation Monday that will help give students the real-world experience they will need to work in Coastal Bend industries.

Cheniere Energy presented a $250,000 check to the College for Process and Instrumentation. The money will go toward a pilot plant, which is basically a mini refinery. The pilot plant is poised to give students hands-on experience, as they train for careers in the refining industry.

"This is very important for our company to have well-trained employees," said Patricia Outtrim, the vice president of government and regulatory affairs at Cheniere Energy. "And this is just the start of a long partnership with Del Mar College, they've done a very good job."

The new plant is expected to be completed later this year and opened in early January of 2016.

"At the end of the day, it's about training who belong to the families of this community and that's the great thing about this whole thing," said Mark Escamilla, the president of Del Mar College.

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