Centre Technologies Honors First Winners of Debut Technology Scholarship

Houston, TX – August 26, 2015 – Centre Technologies, a Houston-based enterprise IT solutions provider, announced the winners of the first annual Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship this week. The scholarship, which started accepting applications in spring 2015, awarded the grand prize of $5,000 to Aaron Higgins, an undergraduate senior at the University of Houston pursuing a BBA in Management Information Systems and a BBA in Supply Chain Management.

“I am extremely honored and grateful for this award,” said Aaron. “After graduation, I plan to pay it forward since there are so many deserving students out there who just need an opportunity.”

Centre Technologies also awarded prizes to three other applicants: Lizette Flores, Jason Spreen, and Emily Thompson. The winners were selected from a pool of applicants which included high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students throughout Texas and Louisiana.

Current CEO of Centre Technologies, Chris Pace, launched the scholarship in honor of his later mother, Kathy Pace, who lost the battle against cancer in late 2013. The scholarship honors the spirit of a woman who believed in supporting the community with kindness, creativity, and innovation.

“I always tell Centre’s customers, employees, and partners that technology is a tool,” says Centre CEO, Chris Pace, “The students we chose to receive this year’s scholarship awards have demonstrated that they know how to leverage technology as a tool to enhance their community, maybe even the world. They have big dreams, and we’re honored to support them.”

This scholarship will be open for 2016 applications starting in early September 2015. High school seniors and college students pursing a degree in a technology-related field in a Texas or Louisiana college are encouraged to apply at www.kathypacescholarship.com.

For more information, visit Centre Technologies at www.centretechnologies.com.

About Centre Technologies

Centre Technologies is a privately-owned, leading IT company that provides IT solutions for businesses of all sizes in Texas and Louisiana. Since 2006, Centre Technologies has combined technology with business insight to create a customized set of services as unique as the organizations they were created for. Their approach to enhancing businesses with IT operates under the principle that, “Technology is the Centre of every business.”


Alex Beaton


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Originally published on August 26, 2015

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