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COES receives gift from Phillips 66 to support student experience

The College of Engineering and Science (COES) at Louisiana Tech University has received a generous donation of $25,000 from Phillips 66 to be used to enhance the student experience within the college.

Mike Baumgarten (left) and Chandra Guillory (center) of Phillips 66 present COES Dean Hisham Hegab with gift to support student experiences.

Representatives from Phillips 66 including Mike Baumgarten, human resources business partner manager, and Chandra Guillory, lead process engineer of the Lake Charles, Louisiana refinery, presented the check to COES Dean Hisham Hegab.

“The College is very grateful for this generous gift from Phillips 66 to support our programs and students,” Hegab said. “These funds help support scholarships, student professional societies, field trips and many other activities for engaging students in and out of the classroom, which are critical for recruiting and retaining the best students to our programs.”

The donation will help support events such as Spring Release, provide scholarships to chemical and mechanical engineering students, and help support the activities of student organizations. Organizations that will benefit from the donation include the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers and the National Society of Black Engineers.

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company headquartered in Houston. The Lake Charles refinery processes primarily heavy crude oils along with some light, sweet crude and has a crude capacity of approximately 250,000 barrels per day. It produces the highest percentage of gasoline and aviation fuels, along with home heating oil of the Phillips 66 refineries.

Written by Brandy McKnight – mcknight@latech.edu