INVISTA gives $30,000 to Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Center

From left are Paul Hughes, INVISTA site manager; Dr. Tom Butler, Victoria College president; and Jennifer Yancey, VC vice president, College Advancement & External Affairs.
INVISTA has donated $30,000 to Victoria College in support of the Emerging Technology Center. Groundbreaking for the Center is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, and the facility will be in operation in spring 2015.

“INVISTA is thrilled to support Victoria College and the Emerging Technology Center,” said Paul Hughes, INVISTA Victoria site manager. “We expect the center to advance our mutual goal of increasing the number of graduates in advanced technology degree programs that will benefit not only INVISTA, but all industry in the Golden Crescent region.”

Victoria College officials are thankful for the donation to the ETC and said that there are sponsorship and naming opportunities available for the structure.

“We are very excited and happy to receive this generous donation from INVISTA just prior to the Emerging Technology Center ground-breaking,” said Jennifer Yancey, Victoria College vice president of College Advancement & External Affairs. “We've had a long- standing relationship with INVISTA. We value their partnership and confidence in our faculty and staff to provide the essential training programs to ensure a solid, qualified workforce.”

The Emerging Technology Center will prepare students for in-demand jobs in the South Texas Golden Crescent area and meet the training needs of business and industry. The Center will be located on 16 acres of land, donated by the City of Victoria and the Victoria Sales Tax Development Corporation, in the Lone Tree II Industrial Park across from the Caterpillar hydraulic excavator manufacturing facility.

With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. 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. For more information, visit, and

Published: Thursday, 18 July 2013

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