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ExxonMobil makes donation to Southern University. - Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Southern University Chancellor Kofi Lomotey, third from right,
accepts a donation from Greg T. Foster, with ExxonMobil Corporation.
They are flanked from left by ExxonMobil representatives and Southern grads
Robert Williams, Caroline Mays, Leonard Scott, Claudette Bradford
and Habib Mohamadian, Dean of the College of Education.

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 brightest students.”


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.