AUSTIN, Texas—ExxonMobil Corporation on Thursday (Oct. 18) presented a check for $158,500 to The University of Texas at Austin for scholarships, diversity initiatives and other programs.
The funds will go to the colleges of Engineering and Natural Sciences, the departments of Computer Sciences and Management Science and Information Systems, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the School of Law and the Red McCombs School of Business.
"ExxonMobil has long been a generous corporate benefactor to the university," said President Larry R. Faulkner. "The company has worked to not only improve our academic programs, but also the quality of student experience. We are extremely grateful for their support."
Over the years, ExxonMobil has given $21.8 million to various departments at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, the corporation has provided the university with $4.5 million for various research projects.
"In addition to our general support of education, these grants are specifically directed to the university departments that are producing the well-qualified graduates that ExxonMobil needs," said Sharyl Hackett, ExxonMobil campus relations manager.
NOTE to EDITORS and PRODUCERS: For further information about the various gifts, contact John Halton in the College of Engineering at 471-3395; David Lotz in the McCombs School of Business at 471-3957; Juan Zabala in the School of Law at 232-1117; and Joe Youngblood in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at 471-2760.