ExxonMobil, a major supporter of Southern University,
awarded the University $32,000 on Tuesday to assist programs and students in
the Colleges of Engineering and Business.
“I like what Southern University is doing and I love
Southern University,” said Gregory T. Foster during a check presentation in the
Chancellor’s conference room. Foster is a Project Accounting Advisor with
ExxonMobil and a graduate of Southern University.
“We are happy to receive this generous donation from
ExxonMobil. Our long relationship with ExxonMobil has been extremely beneficial
to our students and faculty,” Chancellor Dr. Kofi Lomotey said in accepting the
funds. “Our goal is to continue to provide ExxonMobil with some of our best and
The grant allows the Colleges of Business and Engineering to
allocate money for various educational purposes, including scholarships, field
trips, equipment purchases, student and faculty travel to academic-related
activities, and other educational projects.
Other ExxonMobil representatives and Southern grads
participating in the presentation were Claudette Bradford, Caroline S. Mays,
Robert E. Williams and Leonard Scott.
In 2008, together with its employees and retirees,
ExxonMobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation
provided more than $89 million to education worldwide.