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Exxon supports programs

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 23 - March 9, 1995

Exxon USA has contributed $17,000 in grants for special programs and equipment to three departments in the College of Engineering.

Exxon distributed $1.7 million to 90 colleges and universities that offer degrees in fields from which the company recruits employees. "These grants are specifically directed to university departments that are producing the type of well-qualified graduates Exxon needs," says Truman Bell, the company's college relations coordinator.

The Virginia Tech chemical, civil, and electrical engineering departments can use the money for a variety of educational purposes, including scholarships, field trips, visiting speakers, student and faculty travel to professional meetings, and equipment.

During the past year, Virginia Tech has received more than $500,000 of Exxon's total educational funding of $24 million.