Baylor Receives $11,000 in Grants From Exxon

Nov. 12, 1997

by Alan Hunt

Baylor University has received grants totaling $11,000 from Exxon USA under the corporation's departmental grants program.

Grants were made to the Hankamer School of Business' general administrative budget and to its departments of accounting and information systems. The Baylor School of Law also received a grant.

Dr. G.W. Willis, chair of the information systems department, said, "We are extremely grateful for Exxon's longstanding partnership with Baylor, which has enabled the information systems department to acquire much needed software and computer related equipment, as well as provide scholarships to deserving students."

Law Dean Brad Toben said, "The Exxon funds are applied by us to benefit the work of our faculty - a faculty that has a track record of remarkable accomplishments made possible through this type of support."

Exxon USA has contributed $1.6 million in departmental grants to about 90 colleges and universities nationwide. Exxon makes the grants to schools which offer degrees in educational fields from which the company recruits future employees. Overall support of education by Exxon last year exceeded $23 million.

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