Chevron 2013 Scholars' LuncheonClark Atlanta University (CAU) and the Chevron Corporation recently announced at a campus scholars’ luncheon a $206,500 grant from Chevron to provide scholarships and support for enrichment programs for CAU business and engineering students.  This is the second award for the same amount from Chevron, the first presented in November 2012.

Henry W. Taylor, vice president for Institutional Advancement and University Relations, said, “Our relationship with Chevron is significant on many fronts, and we are grateful for the opportunity to invite Chevron executives to campus to have a personal exchange with the students who are the benefactors of such good corporate citizenship.”  Taylor reminded the students that there are people who are making sacrifices for them to ensure a future filled with possibilities, and the importance of giving back when they are in a position to do so.

Joe Laymon, Chevron’s vice president of Human Resources, Medical and Security, and a member of CAU’s board of trustees, said, “If there is a degree offered here at Clark Atlanta University, more than likely Chevron will hire in that discipline.  From engineering, supply chain management, marketing, security and much more, the skills that students are learning at CAU can successfully translate to the corporate arena.”   Laymon added, “You are a privileged group of individuals.  You owe it to yourselves to give back.  Do something to make a difference in someone else’s life.”

Selected CAU students participated in the luncheon and gave their reflections about their matriculation.  KeAndra Goodman, a dual degree engineering student in the class of 2017, said that initially she had no plans to attend a historically black college or university, but after visiting CAU she realized “this is where I could inherit my culture and make a difference.”  MBA student Keith Edmonds, class of 2014, said he chose Clark Atlanta for its geographic location, proximity to some of the largest corporations, and from the advice of his family.  Edmonds serves as graduate president of the Student Government Association and was a championship team member in the recent National Black MBA/Chrysler Case Competition.

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide.  The company’s success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of its employees and their application of the most innovative technologies in the world.  Chevron is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry.  The company explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels.  Chevron is based in San Ramon, CA.  More information about Chevron is available at

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