The A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University has received a $25,000 gift from Phillips 66. The gift will be used to enhance student programs, including courses in energy finance and trading.
Sherri B. Thomas, Phillips 66’s director of early career facilitation, presented the gift to Freeman School Dean Ira Solomon during a meeting at the school on June 10.
“Thanks to our relationship with Tulane and the Freeman School, we’ve been able to add a number of outstanding individuals to our organization over the last several years,” said Thomas. “We have 13,500 exemplary employees who share a vision for providing energy and improving lives. It’s our hope that this gift will inspire even more students to explore career options in energy.”
Phillips 66 is an energy manufacturing and logistics company with segment leading businesses in midstream, chemicals, refining and marketing and specialties. Since 2012, Phillips 66 has donated more than $55,000 to the Freeman School to support student and faculty development programs. The company has also been an active recruiter at the Freeman School and a participant in many career development programs. In April, the company hosted a special panel at the Freeman School, Tulane Women in Energy, to encourage more female students to consider careers in energy.
“Energy is one of our top strategic priorities at the Freeman School, so we’re especially grateful for this generous gift to enhance our programs,” said Dean Ira Solomon. “It’s only through the support of exceptional partners like Phillips 66 that we can realize our goal to become one of the world’s leading business schools for the study of energy finance, management and trading.”