Flotek Industries, Frazier Elementary celebrate Adopt-a-School union

September 22, 2016

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Representatives from Flotek Industries celebrate entering into an Adopt-a-School partnership with Frazier Elementary School on Sept. 21.

Sept. 22, 2016—A large sign in the lobby of Flotek Industries’ Houston corporate office displays the corporation’s guiding principle: “Making a Difference.” Flotek even owns the domain makingadifference.com. When the opportunity came to enter into an Adopt-a-School partnership with Frazier Elementary School, Flotek put the principle into action.  

“We very much believe that, whether it be with our families, our clients or giving back to the community,” said Trudy Boudreaux, Flotek’s vice president of research and innovation excellence and knowledge outreach. “We have wanted to adopt a school for a long time. Frazier is one of the places we can make a real difference and we’re excited about that.”

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Gloria Vásquez, Frazier Elementary School principal, thanks Trudy Boudreaux with Flotek Industries for adopting the campus.

CFISD’s Adopt-a-School program pairs schools with community and business partners to utilize the resources of the community to strengthen and enrich the quality of education for students.

Several Flotek representatives visited Frazier on Sept. 21 to surprise the staff with the adoption, facilitated by Leslie Francis, director of marketing and business relations. They provided breakfast and a photo booth with costume accessories to celebrate the occasion.

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Frazier Elementary School staff members applaud the Adopt-a-School announcement made by Leslie Francis, director of marketing and business relations, on Sept. 21.

“We’re very excited to have a partnership with a company that’s so well-known,” said Gloria Vásquez, Frazier principal. “It’s just great to think about all the things our kids are going to be able to do.”

The energy services company, located not far from Frazier at 10603 West Sam Houston Parkway, employs approximately 50 at its research and innovation facility and 200 at the corporate office.

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Frazier staff member Jaffar Milledge dishes up breakfast provided by Flotek Industries at the Adopt-a-School ceremony on Sept. 21. 

Flotek plans to get involved with Frazier’s mentoring and tutoring programs, and provide scientist-led demonstrations.

“Flotek kept saying they were going to go all-out,” Vásquez said. “This is going to really set the tone for the rest of the year.”

For more information on the Adopt-a-School program, contact Leslie Francis, director for marketing and business relations, at 281-894-3950. or [email protected] .

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