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Freeman receives $25K donation from Phillips 66

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

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.

Sherri B. Thomas, right, director of early career facilitation at Phillips 66, presented Dean Ira Solomon with a $25,000 gift to support the Freeman School's energy programs.

Sherri B. Thomas, right, director of early career facilitation at Phillips 66, presented Dean Ira Solomon with a gift of $25,000 to support the Freeman School’s energy programs.

“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.”



ConocoPhillips donates $25K to Energy Institute

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

At an Oct. 27 reception in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, ConocoPhillips presented a gift of $25,000 to the Tulane Energy Institute. The gift, one of the first in ConocoPhillips’ Faculty Sponsorship Program, will support Joe LeBlanc, who teaches the Freeman School’s energy trading courses.

Left to right, James McFarland, executive director of the Tulane Energy Institute; Geoff Parker, director of the institute; Angelo DeNisi, dean of the Freeman School; Frank Dodaro, manager of pricing processes at ConocoPhillips; Sherri B. Thomas, director of campus recruiting at ConocoPhillips; David Velasquez (BSM '09), who was recently hired for the ConocoPhillips training program; Joe LeBlanc, clinical professor of business; and Peggy Babin, associate dean.

ConocoPhillips targeted the Tulane Energy Institute as part of its effort to build strategic relationships with schools whose programs meet the recruiting needs of its commodity trading business.

“ConocoPhillips is pleased to have as one of its first recipients in the Faculty Sponsorship Program Prof. Joe LeBlanc and the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University,” said Sherri B. Thomas, director of campus recruiting at ConocoPhillips. “We are actively building strategic relationships with professors and universities that have courses and programs that support the recruiting needs of our Commodity Trading business, and we believe building a solid relationship with the program at Tulane will have a positive impact on our recruiting efforts and our business success.”

LeBlanc has taught Energy Fundamentals and Trading at the Freeman School since 2007, and he has been instrumental in enhancing the course with industry-leading simulation, trading and financial software from Advantage Futures, FEA, Oracle, Reuters and Trading Technologies.

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