Nunez Industrial Technology (PTEC) Student Selected for Scholarship

Gennard Davis, Nunez Community College PTEC student and LCA scholarship recipient.

Louisiana Chemical Association Supports Those Preparing for Careers in Industry 

Gennard Davis, a student in the Industrial Technology (PTEC) program at Nunez Community College, has been selected as the recipient of a scholarship from the Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA). LCA offers $1,000.00 scholarships to students enrolled in PTEC programs. Scholarship recipients are selected through a competitive process that includes an application, essay, and letters of recommendation.

Davis, a resident of New Orleans, chose Nunez because he wanted to get hands-on experience, which is an integral part of the PTEC program. He plans to continue his education after finishing his associate’s degree and wants to become an engineer. Davis describes himself as a nontraditional student, having earned his high school equivalency in 2014. He would encourage other nontraditional students to consider attending community college.

“I am a 28-year-old, married, nontraditional student who sacrificed my full-time job for my aspirations to attend college. I will be the first in my immediate family to make this dream become a realty because no one else had a chance to attend college. I was told earlier in my life that I couldn’t go to college, but I looked at every hardship as a character building moment and I am determined to succeed at Nunez and in my future career,” said Davis.

Prospective students interested in the PTEC program at Nunez Community College should apply online at www.nunez.edu/admissions. Specific questions about the program can be directed to Don Hoffman, director of technology programs, at (504) 278-6305.


Nunez Community College is an open-enrollment comprehensive community college offering over 30 academic and technical programs. Eight-week Fast Lane 2 classes start on Wednesday, October 11. Register now for Fast Lane 2. Visit www.nunez.edu or call (504) 278-6467 to apply and enroll.