09/04/2013 09:12 AM
BATON ROUGE – Shell announced its $151,500 annual gift to the LSU Foundation at an
Aug. 23 reception held at LSU’s Club at Union Square. LSU students, faculty and staff
joined the LSU Foundation in thanking local Shell representatives for the company’s
ongoing support of LSU.
Shell’s gift provides funding for Career Services; the Center for Community Engagement,
Learning and Leadership; the College of Engineering in the areas of chemical, computer,
electrical, mechanical and petroleum engineering, as well as the student organization
Engineers Without Borders and the college’s Minority Engineering Program; the College
of Science’s geoscience programs; Communication across the Curriculum; Disability
Services; the E. J. Ourso College of Business for several student engagement and development
programs; and the Honors College.
“Shell takes a deep, focused interest in improving students’ campus experience through
academic, volunteer and professional development opportunities,” said G. Lee Griffin,
president and CEO of the LSU Foundation. “Shell is one of our strongest corporate
partners, and we appreciate the opportunity to bring a few of its employees to campus
to meet students, faculty and staff whose lives are impacted by Shell’s generosity.”
“Shell and Louisiana State University have a long history of collaboration. LSU continues
to be a key source of talented graduates for all of Shell’s lines of business. Our
annual support is one of the ways we maintain this strategic relationship,” said Greg
Guidry, executive vice president, Unconventionals, for Shell’s Upstream Americas operations.
Joining Shell at the event were faculty and staff leaders from the LSU Foundation,
the Colleges of Engineering and Science, the E. J. Ourso College of Business, the
Honors College, Career Services, Disability Services, Office of Academic Affairs,
and Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Founded in 1960, the mission of the LSU Foundation is to provide private financial support for LSU, the LSU AgCenter, the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and the LSU System Office. For more information, please visit lsufoundation.org.
Photo: LSU faculty and staff joined the LSU Foundation Aug. 23 in thanking Shell for its annual giving to LSU.
Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013