The Boeing Company made a donation of
$35,000 to Southern University on Wednesday to be used by several academic
programs on the Baton Rouge campus.
Darrell Warner, of Boeing, presented
the donation, a series of three checks, to SU Chancellor Dr. Kofi Lomotey in a
“The Boeing Company is proud of its
tradition of giving in support of Southern University…In an era of financial
challenges and declining budget Boeing has maintained its funding to Southern
University which I believe demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to Southern and its
mission,” Warner said, who is also a Southern graduate.
The funding will be able used to fund
scholarships and aide in the College of Business, College of Engineering and
Department of Computer Science.
“We are grateful for the donation from
the Boeing Company and for their support of Southern University,” Lomotey said.
“We hope to continue to build our relationship with this great company.”
University officials, community leaders
and supporters came together Friday for the facility's grand opening and
“This was a long time coming,” SUSLA
Chancellor Ray Belton said.
The $2 million facility has three
tenants — Legacy Energy LLC, Speech Therapy Unlimited Heallelujah LLC and J
Hampton Enterprises LLC — and the capacity to accommodate up to eight.
The incubation program gives small
businesses access to affordable lease space that includes Internet/phone
service, office equipment and clerical and technical support. Other services
include the Business Opportunity Grant program and entrepreneurship training