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LSCO know-how director appointed to state greater schooling committee

Lamar State Faculty Orange employees member Alicia Lloyd, director of studying know-how, has been appointed to the Texas Increased Training Coordinating Board Studying Expertise Advisory Committee (LTAC).

LTAC serves as a discussion board for problem-solving and producing concepts to enhance digital studying in greater schooling that mirror the targets of the 60x30TX strategic plan. The committee has 23 voting members and one non-voting scholar member that signify various establishments from throughout the State and serve in a wide range of management capacities associated to studying know-how.

Lloyd’s appointment begins on September 1, 2021, and ends on August 31, 2024. The committee meets 4 to 6 occasions a yr as a full committee and sporadically with work teams shaped to deal with specialty initiatives.

4 native college students have been lately awarded faculty scholarships from one in all Jasper’s largest employers –Louisiana-Pacific Corp (LP).


The LP Scholarship Program acknowledges and rewards the accomplishments of its workers’ kids who excel of their research and make constructive contributions of their communities. Since 2001, this system has given greater than $2 million in scholarships to over 400 college students.

This yr, greater than 50 college students throughout the U.S. and Canada obtained an LP scholarship.

The native college students who have been awarded scholarships embody:

Eric Bean

Mattison Doffitt

Erika Gonzalez

Nature Jackson

Eliecer “Eli” Viamontes, the present vp of utility distribution operations and an 18-year business veteran, has been chosen as the brand new president and CEO of Entergy Texas.

In accordance with Entergy, Viamontes has spent most of his profession working towards modernization efforts for electrical programs and enhancing reliability for patrons and emergency response.

He beforehand served as an incident commander overseeing a power of three,000 lineworkers for NextEra Vitality’s subsidiary, Florida Energy & Mild, throughout Hurricane Irma.

Throughout Viamontes’ practically 17 years at FPL, his expertise included reliability engineering, operations and vegetation administration, buyer and worker expertise, enterprise strategic initiatives, and key and governmental accounts.

Previous to becoming a member of Entergy, he served as NextEra Vitality’s senior director of labor relations and company security.

“I’ve develop into very acquainted with our Texas territory and the women and men of Entergy who work within the Lone Star State,” Viamontes mentioned in an announcement. “I sit up for partnering with them and all of our stakeholders to construct on the progress began by Sallie to enhance the lives of our Texas clients by way of security, reliability, philanthropic and financial growth applications.”

Viamontes joined Entergy at first of 2020 and led a workforce of two,300 workers in Entergy’s 5 utility firms, together with throughout storm restoration efforts by way of final yr’s record-setting hurricane season.

Viamontes has a Bachelor’s Diploma in electrical engineering and a Grasp’s Diploma of enterprise administration from Florida Worldwide College. He additionally attended the Darden College of Enterprise on the College of Virginia.

Viamontes and his household will reside in The Woodlands.

A substitute for Viamontes’ present place will likely be named at a future date, in line with the corporate.

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