Palm Desert, May 19, 2008 – Time Warner Cable and the Southern California Cable and Telecommunications Association (SCCTA) Charitable Foundation today announced the winners of their 2008 Lee Brennan Memorial College Scholarships. For the twelfth consecutive year, scholarships have been awarded to Southern California high school seniors who dream of pursuing a career in telecommunications.
Locally, a $1,000.00 scholarship was awarded to graduating senior Alfonso Olachea of Coachella Valley High School in Thermal.
Winners were chosen based on their excellence in leadership, grades, essay, and contributions to their communities. Since the scholarship program’s inception in 1997, 110 students have received scholarships totaling $241,500.00.
“Time Warner Cable is focused on supporting education in order to help young people achieve their dreams,” said Kathi Jacobs, Director, Public Affairs Director. “We’re proud to do our part and make it a little easier for students to pay for college.”
SCCTA CHARITBLE FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT
The SCCTA Charitable Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1997 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Lee Brennan while serving as an advocate for college bound youths wishing to enter into a career within the cable & telecommunications industry. Through hosting charitable, educational and networking events, the SCCTA Charitable Foundation, together with Southern California cable operators, programmers and vendors, provide college scholarships, developing relationships within the telecommunications industry while creating stronger, productive communities.
ABOUT TIME WARNER CABLE SAN DIEGO DIVISION:
More than 1,300 local employees serve customers in the San Diego division with cable television, high-speed online and home telephone services over a fiber-rich broadband network. The Coachella Valley, Banning and Yucca Valley are served by the Desert Cities System of the San Diego Division.
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas — New York state (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. As of December 31, 2007, Time Warner Cable served approximately 14.6 million customers who subscribed to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. More information is available at www.twc-desertcities.com.
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