LSU students, faculty and staff joined representatives of Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) at a luncheon held March 20 in the Lod Cook Alumni Center to celebrate the company’s commitment to developing future leaders and engineers.
Phillips 66’s $50,000 donation to the LSU Foundation for the 2014-15 academic year will provide support to the College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Cain Department of Chemical Engineering.
The company’s contribution will help to develop and engage student leaders in several organizations, including the Society of Women Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. As part of this contribution, the new LSU Olinde Career Center will include an interview room named for Phillips 66.
“To stay at the forefront of this industry requires new voices and fresh perspectives,” said Mike Kenney, Phillips 66 vice president – regional manager, refineries. “That’s why we’ve built a strong pipeline to LSU. Recruiting and hiring the best and brightest from outstanding programs like LSU’s will help us all prosper, both now and in the future.”
Phillips 66 is committed to the communities where it operates. It has several facilities in Louisiana, including the Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse and Lake Charles Refinery at Westlake. The company employs more than 1,000 people statewide and this year will invest $461,000 into Louisiana communities in the areas of education, health and safety.
About the LSU Foundation
The mission of the LSU Foundation is to foster private financial support for LSU, the LSU AgCenter and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. For more information or to make a gift, visit www.lsufoundation.org.
About Phillips 66
Built on more than 130 years of experience, Phillips 66 is a growing energy manufacturing and logistics company with high-performing Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses. This integrated portfolio enables Phillips 66 to capture opportunities in a changing energy landscape. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 13,500 employees who are committed to operating excellence and safety. Phillips 66 had $50 billion of assets as of Dec. 31, 2013. For more information, visit www.phillips66.com or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co.
Article by Sara Crow, Director of Communications and Donor Relations, LSU Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org, 225-578-8164