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Boeing Company makes $35,000 donation to Southern. - Friday, September 04, 2009

Chancellor Kofi Lomotey accepts a $35,000
donation from Darrell Warner, representing the
Boeing Company.  The money will be used for
scholarships and other assistance.


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 short ceremony.

 

“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 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“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 classes.