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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Chevron Global Marketing President Shariq Yosufzai recently presented a check totaling $1,325,750 to Texas A&M University to benefit its science and engineering programs, EnergyCurrent.com reported.
Yosufzai, who graduated from Texas A&M in 1974, presented the donation to University President Elsa A. Murano.
"On behalf of Chevron, and as an Aggie, I am honored to present this gift to Texas A&M today," Yosufzai said in the report. "Chevron and Texas A&M share a very special and long-standing relationship. Through today's gift, Chevron continues the tradition of supporting this institution and the students and faculty who will help us tackle the issues of the 21st century."
The contribution will be shared by several Texas A&M academic programs, including its Petroleum Engineering Department Drilling and Completions Lab and the Environmental Health and Safety Management Program, which is part of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, according to the report. The funds will also support Earth Science and Information Technology programs at the institution's College Station campus.
"Texas A&M has long enjoyed loyal support from Chevron and its employees in a variety of academic disciplines and through our Career Center," Murano said in the online report. "We value our strong relationship with Chevron as we work together to find solutions for our global energy needs today and for future generations."
Last year, Chevron donated more than $4 million to the Texas A&M Foundation to support the Departments of Petroleum and Civil Engineering, Geology and Telecommunications.
"We can always count on the generosity of Chevron to bolster our engineering and science programs at Texas A&M," Dr. Ed Davis, Texas A&M Foundation president said in the report. "In these incredibly volatile economic times, it's comforting to know that we have a secure relationship with a company like Chevron that understands the value of investing in higher education."
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