February 15, 2006

At a check presentation on Friday, Jan. 27, Shell Oil presented LSU with a check valued at $170,500, from which $75,000 was designated specifically for the Chemical, Electrical and Computer, Mechanical, Minority and Petroleum Engineering Departments. LSU College of Engineering Dean Zaki Bassiouni joined LSU Foundation CFO Pat Landry and LSU System President William Jenkins in welcoming Shell spokesperson Greg Guidry, as well as the other Shell representatives. As part of his presentation to the LSU community, Guidry revealed Shell’s plan for rebuilding Louisiana.

After Hurricane Katrina struck, Shell temporarily ran its southeastern Louisiana operations from offices in Robert, Louisiana and Houston. A long time partner in education, Shell’s plans to foster the rebuilding process are uplifting, as LSU engineering graduates will soon play an integral part of their recruitment and rebuilding campaign.

Shell Oil Company, and its consolidated companies, is one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. Shell, a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, is a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies, which operates in over 140 countries and employs more than 112,000 people.

The full news release, which appeared in LSU Today, LSU’s bi-weekly faculty and staff newsletter, is provided by LSU News, Office of Public Affairs.

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