SU, Genesis Energy create $100,000 scholarship fund
- Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Southern University System Foundation and the SUBR College of
Business and College of Engineering and Computer Science recently
partnered with Genesis Energy to create a $100,000 scholarship fund for
SU students. The scholarship seeks to encourage students to explore
opportunities in their chosen fields of study and to develop a
relationship with Genesis Energy. Five students from the Southern
University College of Business are among this year's recipients.
of the College of Business Donald R. Andrews says, "Scholarship support
to our students in the College of Business by Genesis Energy L.P. is a
major vote of confidence in our program to develop the human resources
needed for building future business opportunities."
Energy investment was the groundbreaker for the WISE [Workforce
Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund] partnership," said Southern
University System President Ronald Mason Jr.
The WISE plan would
set aside 80 percent of matching funding for workforce development.
Every public college or university in the state of Louisiana would get a
shot to collect a share of the money depending on how many graduates
they produce in high-demand fields such as computer science and
engineering. In order to draw down the funds, schools would have to come
up with a 20 percent match in private investments.
"On behalf of
everyone at Genesis Energy, we offer our congratulations to the
2014-2015 Genesis Energy Scholarship recipients,"said Genesis Energy
public and government affairs specialist Drew Ratcliff.
Energy LP is a diversified midstream energy master limited partnership
headquartered in Houston, Texas. Genesis operations include pipeline
transportation, refinery services, and supply and logistics. Genesis
operations are primarily located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas,
Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico.