March 14, 2019

Enbridge Donates to KC Scholarship Fund

Kishwaukee College welcomed Enbridge representatives to campus on March 1 and accepted a $5,000 donation to Kishwaukee College Foundation for the Enbridge Energy Company Pipeline Industry Awareness Scholarship.

Enbridge Inc. is North America’s premier energy infrastructure company with strategic business platforms that include an extensive network of crude oil, liquids and natural gas pipelines, regulated natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation.

The Scholarship was established in 2015 and is intended for students at Kishwaukee College who are enrolled in the Automated Engineering Technology Program or Welding Technology Program. “Enbridge has been very generous to the College over the years, making both monetary and material donations to support our students,” states Bernie Pupino, Coordinator of Career Internships & Apprenticeships at Kishwaukee College. The scholarship fund will provide five scholarships worth $1,000 each.  

“I love welding because I’m using my hands and building whatever I want,” comments scholarship recipient Mitch Meares, “There are no limitations to what can be made.” Meares was surprised he won the scholarship and relieved as the money will offset his out of pocket expenses for two semesters. 

Enbridge Inc. has a long history of commitment to supporting educational opportunities. The establishment of the Enbridge Energy Company Pipeline Industry Awareness Scholarship at Kishwaukee College is a demonstration of the company’s support of technical education. For more information on Enbridge visit

For more information on Kishwaukee College, visit To contact the Kishwaukee College Foundation, email or call 815-825-2952.

Photo Caption: Representatives from Enbridge were at Kishwaukee College on March 1 to present President Laurie Borowicz with a check for $5,000 for the Enbridge Energy Company Pipeline Industry Awareness Scholarship. Pictured: front row, L to R: Jeff Keicher, State Representative of the 70th District; Mike Moeller, Region Director for Enbridge, James Kerfin of Rochelle, scholarship recipient; Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President of Kishwaukee College; Kayte Hamel, Executive Director of College Relations; back row, L to R: Dave Bareham, Area Manager for Enbridge; Timothy Riley of Sycamore, scholarship recipient; Mitchel Meares of Malta, scholarship recipient; Jim Connors, Community Ambassador for Enbridge; Bernie Pupino, Coordinator-Career Internships & Apprenticeships at Kish; and Taylor Smith, Community Engagement Advisor for Enbridge.