Fort Valley State to Host Cooperative Development Energy Career Day Awards
Corporate giants from the oil and gas industry, utility companies and top governmental agencies will meet on Fort Valley State University’s campus to deliver full-ride scholarships to 14 students and a generous $1.3 million in financial contributions to a signature mentoring program. To date, they’ve contributed $30 million. A two-day conference to highlight the Cooperative Developmental Energy Program begins with the industry awards dinner on Sunday evening. The twenty-ninth annual CDEP Energy Career Day Awards Luncheon will be held at 11:15 a.m., Monday, Feb. 27 in the C.W. Pettigrew Center. A 10 a.m. news conference in the Pettigrew Center lobby will enable reporters to interview executives from ExxonMobil, ConocoPhilips and Shell.
“The purpose of this weekend is to recruit new students into the program, and to have an annual meeting with corporations and federal agencies who support us,” said Dr. Isaac Crumbly, founder of the CDEP. “I wish to thank the hundreds of individuals from corporations and federal agencies who have supported CDEP over 29 years.”
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ExxonMobil and major oil giants to award scholarships at annual energy luncheon