Chevron donates $1 million to UAA

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Yesterday Chevron USA Inc., one of the world's leading energy companies, announced a $1 million gift to support the University of Alaska's Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP), and the Process Technology, Instrumentation, and Computer Electronics programs located at UAA's Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. This gift is the largest single corporate gift that KPC has ever received in its 44-year history.

Process technology is one of the fastest growing programs at the University of Alaska. KPC enrolls about 2,000 students each semester, and as of fall 2007, had more than 300 Process Technology and/or Instrumentation declared majors. "Chevron's generous commitment to our programs will make have an incredible impact on our current and future students," said Gary Turner, director of KPC.

Representatives from Chevron, KPC and UAA will be on-hand for two public gift announcement events: Thursday, Sept. 4, 5:30 p.m. at KPC's Kenai River campus in Soldotna, and Friday, Sept. 5, 12 p.m. in the ANSEP building on UAA's Anchorage campus.

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Thursday, Sept. 4, 5:30 p.m.
KPC Kenai River Campus, Soldotna

Friday, Sept. 5, 12 p.m.
ANSEP Building, Anchorage campus

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