An aerospace giant takes an interest in engineering students at a Brazos Valley University. Thursday, Boeing presented Prairie View A&M with $30,000.
During a luncheon on the university's campus, Boeing representatives presented the donation check to President George C. Wright, PhD. The grant will fund academic and student development programs in the colleges of Business and Engineering.
Russ Carroll, Boeing division director of Supplier Management and Procurement, announced the donation amount to the leadership of the university. "Boeing is indeed proud to partner with Prairie View once again. Funding engineering and business programs like the ones that exist at Prairie View helps create a pipeline and talent pool for many of our engineering positions. Our vision is to focus on the future and fund programs that will help Prairie View continue to produce top talent. Ultimately, our efforts will produce a new generation of technology leaders, which will help the entire world," said Carroll.
To date, Boeing has donated more than $900,000 to PVAMU. Boeing's support has funded internships, scholarships and student development initiatives. By 2016, the company hopes to build a community that will work together to create inventions and advance technology in the areas of science and aerospace engineering.