ExxonMobil Corporation Gives $17,000 to UTEP, $8,000 to Engineering
October 08, 2008
accepts an $8,000 check from ExxonMobil on
behalf of the College of Engineering
The University of Texas at El Paso will receive $17,000 from ExxonMobil Corporation, as part of a company program that provides grants to universities and academic programs.
The grant will allow the departments of materials engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer science and computer information systems to allocate money for various educational purposes including scholarships, visiting speakers, equipment purchases, student and faculty travel, and other education projects. ExxonMobil awards the grants based on schools that offer degrees in subjects from which it recruits employees.
“Supporting higher education has always been a strong priority for ExxonMobil,” said Tom Marcotte, Global Recruiting Manager, ExxonMobil. “This program enables us to provide funding to colleges and universities who play a vital role in preparing students to enter the workforce. ExxonMobil is proud to provide support to UTEP which will help to enhance departments whose academic focus aligns with the workforce needs of ExxonMobil.”
A second check in the amount of $8,000 was also presented to the College of Engineering at UTEP.
According to Gabby Gandara, College of Engineering Plaza Director, ExxonMobil has been a long-time supporter of the College of Engineering, presenting the College with a check each year.
“It is our great pleasure as team captains of the ExxonMobil recruiting team to present the grant,” said Mayela Quezada of the ExxonMobil Environmental Services Company. “ExxonMobil has a long history of supporting education and we feel honored to be able to deliver this to our university.”