SRPH receives gift from Chevron for environmental health and safety

June 3, 2009

Chevron(COLLEGE STATION, TX) – Chevron, the international energy company, recently gave $209,500 to the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health to support faculty, help develop an undergraduate program in environmental health and safety, and provide student scholarships.

“The department is very pleased to have received support from Chevron to help improve the occupational safety and health program,” said K.C. Donnelly, Ph.D., head and professor of environmental and occupational health. “The funds have allowed us to provide additional support for students and to hire additional faculty. Most importantly, the guidance provided from Chevron on curriculum content and providing internships has allowed us to better prepare our students.”

Shariqu Yosufzai, president of Chevron Global Marketing, said, “Through today’s gift, Chevron continues the tradition of supporting this institution and the students and faculty who will help us tackle the issues of the 21st century.”

— Rae Lynn Mitchell