Talent Pipeline: Halliburton Presents First Installment of $1.2 Million Gift to LSU College of Engineering
BATON ROUGE – On Monday, April 17, Halliburton representatives joined LSU President F. King Alexander, LSU Executive Vice President & Provost Richard Koubek, LSU faculty and staff, LSU Foundation staff and LSU College of Engineering students for an on-campus celebration of the company’s generosity to the university. At the event, Halliburton presented the first of four installments of a $1.2 million gift to the College of Engineering.
“We greatly appreciate Halliburton’s show of support for our students,” LSU President F. King Alexander said at the event. “Thanks to their generosity, students in our College of Engineering will now have even more opportunities to solve real-world problems while earning their degrees and will remain incredibly competitive in the global marketplace after graduation.”
The Halliburton donation will create more experiential learning opportunities for LSU’s next-generation engineers. The Halliburton Scholars Program will support high-achieving engineering students who are pursuing a career in energy and will prioritize gender diversity, encouraging more women to enter the field. The program will be an important and celebrated catalyst for gender diversity in engineering and interdisciplinary education at LSU.
“To collaborate and engineer solutions that maximize asset value for our customers, Halliburton employs the brightest individuals who understand the importance of working together, continuously strive for improvement and execute in challenging environments,” said Lawrence Pope, executive vice president of administration and chief human resources officer for Halliburton. “LSU is one of the top tier schools from which we hire because it produces leaders, problem solvers and innovators, and provides a first-class educational environment to students who may be our future employees.”
Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With approximately 50,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities, and operations in approximately 70 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction, completion and production optimization.
“Halliburton is interested in hiring students who are not only technically competent but also good communicators who work well in teams, who are globally aware and at ease in working in diverse environments. Those objectives are fully in line with the LSU College of Engineering’s strategic plan,” College of Engineering Dean Judy Wornat said. “This new gift from Halliburton to the College of Engineering will help to attract top-notch talent and offer hands-on learning for students to acquire the skills they will need in the workforce.”
The LSU College of Engineering is one of the five fastest growing colleges in the U.S. With award-winning programs, faculty and research opportunities, the college is dedicated to creating future industry leaders who can transform ideas into reality, solve society's problems and improve the quality of life. The College of Engineering’s newly renovated and expanded Patrick F. Taylor Hall is the largest free-standing academic building in the history of Louisiana.
The LSU Foundation strives to catalyze transformational support of LSU and advance the university’s academic priorities through cultivating and investing in philanthropic partnerships. To learn more about the LSU Foundation and to make a gift, visit www.lsufoundation.org.
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