Leave a comment

A few proud Southern University alumni proved their Jaguar pride donating $100,000 to the Baton Rouge, Louisiana campus.

The generous gift is part of a 3-1 matching program between the oil and gas conglomerate and the Golden Roots Annuitants Club and will be available for student scholarships beginning in 2015.

The group of SU graduates are all retired employees of ExxonMobil and hope to make the donation an annual occurrence for the students at Southern.

Southern University Chancellor James Llorens had this to say about the donation:

“We appreciate what the members of the Golden Roots Annuitant Club are doing to help us provide scholarships and assistance to students who are choosing Southern University,” he said. “This donation, no doubt, will help us attract and keep more of the best and brightest on the campus.”

Should alumni be expected to give back financially? What are some reasons why alumni don’t give back?

Bayou Classic I Battle of the Bands
25 photos

Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

REGISTER NOW for the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion taking place August 28- September 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida! For booking information visit here.

(Photo Source: Southern University)




One thought on “Retired ExxonMobil Employees Give $100,000 To Alma Mater

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s