Nissan has announced a donation of $250,000 to six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), expanding Nissan’s previous partnerships with HBCUs. The Nissan Donation funds will be used in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs at each of the following schools: Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College and Tougaloo College.
“These six institutions have a rich history of continuously advancing their programs to enhance their student’s educational experience. This contribution continues Nissan’s commitment to HBCUs and to diversity, education and service in our community,” said, Jeffrey Webster, Director of Diversity and Inclusion in a statement.
Together with Nissan executives, U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson will present representatives from each school with resources for promoting STEM initiatives, with the intention of inspiring and supporting up-and-coming talent.
“I am very proud of the work our HBCUs are doing to develop the scientists, engineers and innovators of tomorrow,” said U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson. “As one of the largest manufacturers in our state, Nissan understands the need to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities. I applaud their demonstrated commitment to our community and look forward to their continued support in the future.”
Here at 171 Nissan, we are proud to support a program that provides opportunities for this country’s future engineers and thought-leaders.