Halliburton Donates Scholarships to Support Women in Engineering
HOUSTON - As the global oil and gas industry prepares for the shortage of energy-focused engineers predicted by human resources experts, Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) reaches out to support engineering students with scholarships. Recently, the Halliburton Foundation, Inc. provided $12,500 in scholarships to five outstanding female engineering students at the University of Oklahoma.
“These five students have exhibited tremendous academic excellence,” said Dr. P. Simin Pulat, Associate Dean of Education, The College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma. “Whether an annual donation or an endowed fund that continues year after year, each scholarship awarded greatly reduces the cost of higher education for engineering students.”
The recipients are Tracy Cline, a junior majoring in chemical engineering; Susana Rodriguez, a sophomore majoring in computer science; Alicia Toval, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering; Jocelyn Gosman, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering; and Jordan Misher, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering.
Lawrence Pope, executive vice president of Administration and Chief Human Resources officer for Halliburton, said: “Our customers look to us to provide them with solutions to their challenge of retrieving hydrocarbons from increasingly complex wells. We need bright students, such as the ones who received these scholarships, to focus on careers in energy if we are to meet the challenges ahead. Financial support for these students, especially during tough economic times, is more critical than ever and Halliburton is excited that they are entering this field and look forward to hearing of their progress.”
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