The Freeman School has received a $25,000 gift from Phillips 66 to support student enrichment programs, including courses in energy finance and trading, during the 2014-15 academic year.
Sherri B. Thomas, director of early career facilitation at Phillips 66, presented the gift to James W. McFarland, executive director of the Tulane Energy Institute, and Geoff Parker, director of the institute, during a meeting at the school on May 20.
“We recognize the value of a strong energy-focused business education like the one the Freeman School offers,” said Thomas. “We’re extremely proud of the Tulane graduates who work in our company, and we’re excited to support Tulane and other universities that teach skills critical to our company’s success.”
Phillips 66 is an energy manufacturing and logistics company with segment leading businesses in midstream, chemicals, refining and marketing and specialties. Since 2012, the company has donated more than $75,000 to the Freeman School to support student and faculty development programs. Phillips 66 has also been an active recruiter at the Freeman School and a participant in many career development events.
“Phillips 66 has been one of our most dedicated corporate partners from the very beginning, in terms of both financial support and hiring our graduates,” said McFarland. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with them to improve our energy-related programs and offerings.”