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Brazosport College names James Cesarini as 2020-21 Distinguished Alumnus

Brazosport College names James Cesarini as 2020-21 Distinguished Alumnus

Tue Apr 13, 2021

James Cesarini

Brazosport College proudly recognizes the achievements of James Cesarini as its 2020-21 Distinguished Alumnus.

A graduate of Brazoswood High School, Cesarini began his college education at Brazosport College, graduating with an Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Graphics. He was also part of the newly formed drafting co-op program at Dow Chemical during his tenure at BC.

Cesarini blossomed at BC as an active participant in intramural sports, Neuman Club and student government, serving as the sophomore class president and student body president. He was even named Mr. BC.

Wanting more education, Cesarini attended Texas A&M University in the Fall of 1980. He picked back up with intramural sports and volunteered service work in the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. He graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology.

During his summer breaks, Cesarini continued to attend Brazosport College and completed additional degrees in both Mathematics and Liberal Arts.

He began his professional career at Dow Chemical in the Engineering Department working in the pressure vessel section as a Mechanical Designer.

After five years in engineering, he left the company to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, again at Texas A&M. He graduated in December of 1989 and began his career in Mechanical Integrity, holding corporate and site management positions for Marathon Petroleum and Valero Energy, before leaving the owner-user world to purchase equity in his first business. He obtained his Professional Engineering License from the State of Texas in 1991 and is currently active today.

Throughout his career, Cesarini has achieved several other certifications with the National Board, American Petroleum Institute and American Welding Society.

From there Cesarini has started or acquired an additional five small businesses, all in the energy services sector. He continues to be active in these businesses.

Outside of work, Cesarini has volunteered for numerous charites and activities, maintaining a passion for Scouting and the Safety Council. He continues to serve on both boards and has a passion for mentoring the youth to become leaders of tomorrow, as well as providing a safe workplace.

Married for more than 31 years, Cesarini and his wife, Ginger, have two children, Maggie and Joey, both graduates of Texas Tech university.

Every two years, Brazosport College chooses a Distinguished Alumni. Cesarini is Brazosport College’s 14th Distinguished Alumni, joining a list that includes Harry F. Koester, Jr., Robert C. Garcia, James F. Brown, Shane Pirtle, Lucilla Henderson, Debra Grandjean, Dr. Shawn Baker, Allyn Noblitt, Marc Holder, Al Olvera, Stacey Nolan, Nancy Wollam and Gus Campos.