PVAMU Receives $1 Million Donation from Halliburton


Storm96

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Halliburton joins with PVAMU to create $1 million scholarship fund

HOUSTON – One of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry has donated $1 million to Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) to produce new scholarships for students. The Halliburton Business and Engineering Scholarship Fund, created by Halliburton (NYSE: HAL), will go towards eligible juniors and seniors at PVAMU majoring in accounting, management information systems, finance, and engineering.


“This fund is an opportunity for Halliburton to support Prairie View A&M and deepen our diversity and inclusion mission while building our pipeline of future talent,” said Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Miller. “We are excited to support PVAMU and the outstanding students in the College of Business [COB] and [Roy G. Perry] College of Engineering, as well as building on our historical success with the Texas A&M University System.”


During the first year, eight PVAMU students will receive scholarships from the Houston-based company valued at $12,500 each. During the next four years, Halliburton will award 16 additional scholarships each year valued at the same amount. Students can renew the scholarship for two years (or up to four semesters), and they will have to participate in Halliburton’s RISE and summer intern programs.


“We are grateful for Halliburton’s commitment to the success of our engineering and business students. Their provision of scholarships, mentoring, and internships for Halliburton Scholars will greatly enhance these students’ prospects for successful careers,” said Prairie View A&M University President Ruth J. Simmons.


“The COB is accredited with AACSB International [Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business], which is widely considered as the gold standard for business school accreditation. Our programs and graduates in accounting, finance, and information systems are among the best,” said PVAMU COB Dean Munir Quddus. “On behalf of students and faculty in the COB, I want to express my gratitude to the leadership team at Halliburton. My special thanks to Myrtle Jones, Senior Vice President – Tax at Halliburton, who has served on the COB Dean’s Advisory Board and spoken to faculty in finance and accounting on her work. This type of engagement between academe and industry goes a long way in influencing faculty research that leads to new management theories and practices.”

 

Storm96

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Prairie View A&M University receives big money

During a year that can be described as tumultuous, to say the least, 2020 did bring several reasons for members of the Prairie View A&M University family to celebrate—well over 60 million reasons, in fact.

Thanks in large part to the leadership brought by PVAMU’s president Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, Texas’ oldest HBCU has seen a major uptick in fundraising since she took the reigns in 2017. However, 2020 brought PVAMU its largest big money gifts in school history.

Asked about additional reasons for PVAMU’s recent donor success, Carme Williams, the school’s vice president of development, said it was their commitment to share the Prairie View A&M University story with the world.

“Telling our story through publications, annual reports, 1876 Alumni Magazine, journals, etc., we want donors to know about the university, our students and our faculty, which will allow them to philanthropically support our work in profound measures.”

 

Olde Hornet

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PV - you are on a roll with these donations.!!!
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Bewildered

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Couldn't foresee that one.

Trying my best to secure this other deal but bigX schools standing in the way. smh
 
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