Invista donates $50,000 to VC's Emerging Technology Complex

Feb. 14, 2015 at 5:39 p.m.

Victoria College officials recognized Invista for the company's total 50,000 donation to the Emerging Technology Complex since 2013. Pictured during the check presentation are, from left: Jennifer Yancey, Victoria College vice president of college advancement and external affairs;  Tom Butler, VC president; and Kevin Burke, Invista Victoria site manager.

Victoria College officials recognized Invista for the company's total 50,000 donation to the Emerging Technology Complex since 2013. Pictured during the check presentation are, from left: Jennifer Yancey, Victoria College vice president of college advancement and external affairs; Tom Butler, VC president; and Kevin Burke, Invista Victoria site manager.   Contributed Photo for The Victoria Advocate

During a recent check presentation, Invista, one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, was recognized for donating $50,000 since 2013 to Victoria College's Emerging Technology Complex.

In addition to this recent donation, the company has given more than $400,000 to Victoria College since 1997.

"Invista is pleased to make this investment to VC's Emerging Technology Complex," said Kevin Burke, Invista's Victoria site manager. "We believe that the degrees and certifications offered at VC's Emerging Technology Complex will be instrumental in training and developing the pipeline of future employees that our industry needs."

Jennifer Yancey, VC vice president of college advancement and external affairs, said Victoria College is privileged to have Invista as a strong supporter.

Invista has been a valued partner and a longtime friend to Victoria College," Yancey said. "We are delighted with its support and look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come."

Conference Room 102 of the complex's Conference & Education Center will be named in honor of Invista.

With leading brands including Lycra, Coolmax, Cordura, Stainmaster and Antron, Invista is also one of the world's largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates. The company's advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, Invista operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees.

VC's Emerging Technology Complex, composed of the Industrial Training Center and the Conference & Education Center, is expected to be fully operational this summer.

For additional information on Emerging Technology Complex giving and naming opportunities, contact Jennifer Yancey at 361- 582-2519 or Jennifer.Yancey@VictoriaCollege.edu.


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