Posts Tagged ‘scholarships’

Freeman mourns the death of Douglas Schantz

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Douglas N. Schantz, president of Sequent Energy Management, died tragically in New Orleans on March 5 after apparently falling accidentally into the Mississippi River.

Schantz, who served on the board of the Tulane Energy Institute, had been in New Orleans to present a gift of $25,000 to the institute as well as award two scholarships to Freeman students seeking careers in the energy industry.

Douglas N. Schantz, right, presented James McFarland with a gift of $25,000 for the Tulane Energy Institute at a reception in the Lavin-Bernick Center on March 4.

Schantz, a Tulane parent, was largely responsible for establishing the close relationship that exists today between Sequent and Freeman. In 2006, Sequent began actively recruiting Freeman students for positions in the company, including its prestigious rotational program, which enables high-potential candidates to gain experience in various functional areas prior to assuming management-track positions. Over the last four years, Sequent has hired eight Freeman School graduates, more than any other energy company. Schantz also served as a guest lecturer in Freeman School classes, sharing his insights and experience with students.

Sequent also provided significant financial support for the Freeman School. Since 2007, the company has donated more than $100,000 to the Tulane Energy Institute in addition to sponsoring a scholarship program for students seeking careers in the energy industry. Six Freeman students have earned the $2,500 scholarships over the past four years.


McGowan scholar announced

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Aisha Acres, a second-year MBA student, has been named as the 2008-2009 William G. McGowan Scholar. Acres was selected from among a highly competitive group of both undergraduate and graduate Freeman School students who submitted an application, essay and supporting credentials for consideration of this award. For the past two years, the Freeman School has had the distinction of being a recipient of a scholarship grant for business students made possible through the generosity of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Inc. This scholarship is awarded each academic year to one student pursuing a degree in business. (more…)

Sequent Energy announces scholarships

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Sequent Energy Management hosted a reception in the Lavin-Bernick Center on Tulane’s Uptown campus on Feb. 20 to announce the recipients of two scholarships for students interested in pursuing careers in energy. Freeman students Michael Pearson (BSM ’08) and Walker Weston (MFIN ’08) each received a scholarship of $2,500 to further their pursuit of energy-related studies. In addition, Sequent awarded the Entergy-Tulane Energy Institute a gift of $25,000 to support research and programming. The awards were presented by Sequent President Doug Schantz.

Sequent Energy Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources Inc., is an energy company focusing on asset management and optimization, producer services, wholesale marketing and risk management.

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