AT&T funds Southeastern scholarships through $25,000 donation
Monday, July 27, 2015
by: Rene Abadie
AT&T SUPPORTS SOUTHEASTERN SCHOLARSHIPS – Barry Balfour, left, regional manager of external affairs for AT&T, presents a check for $25,000 to Southeastern President John L. Crain and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Lynn Horgan. The contribution is being used to provide scholarship support for students who are nearing completion of their degrees.
HAMMOND – AT&T announced today it will provide a $25,000 contribution to Southeastern
Louisiana University to support scholarships for students needing financial aid for
the coming academic year.
“We greatly appreciate the generosity of AT&T, which has been one of our strongest partners through the years,” said Southeastern President John L. Crain. “Their contribution to our academic scholarship fund is important and will be used to help support the studies of continuing students, as well as a number of first-generation students.”
Crain said the university’s focus is on graduating students who are ready to work in the current knowledge-based and technological environment that fits a modern economy.
“It is vital to support a diverse workforce of the future and ensure these students have the tools and education needed to guarantee that our country and state are better prepared to meet global competition,” stated AT&T Louisiana President Sonia Perez.