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Montana Tech Announces Donation from the Aera Energy Fund -- Kern Community Foundation


Montana Tech Announces Donation from the Aera Energy Fund -- Kern Community Foundation

3/21/2011

Montana Tech is pleased to announce a $100,000 donation from the Aera Energy Fund, a donor-advised fund administered by the Kern Community Foundation on behalf of Aera Energy LLC. The gift, in support of Montana Tech’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, Strengthening Foundations…Ensuring the Future, will establish the Aera Energy Petroleum Faculty Salary Supplement Endowment. The endowment will be used to supplement the salaries of faculty members in Montana Tech’s Petroleum Engineering Department.

"Aera Energy has a long history of involvement on our campus," said Mike Johnson, Vice Chancellor of Development and Student Services and President of the Montana Tech Foundation. "Aera has attended our annual fall Career Fair since 2002, and has actively recruited on campus in a variety of majors, hiring more than 38 interns and 18 full-time hires. Their campus presence has been a difference-maker in creating name recognition among our students and elevating their recruiting success."

"Aera Energy has consistently been a strong supporter of Montana Tech and Petroleum Engineering through scholarships, advisory board assistance, and student SPE activities," said Leo Health, Montana Tech Petroleum Engineering Department Head. "Their significant contribution to the Petroleum faculty endowment now raises their support to a major level. We are grateful to have industry partners such as Aera Energy."

"Aera is proud to be a business partner with Montana Tech," said Aera Human Resources Manager Sherry Stein. "Our donation directly supports the university’s vision and commitment to the Montana Tech tradition of technical excellence. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Montana Tech faculty and students for many years to come."

For more information about this donation, please contact the Montana Tech Foundation at 406-496-4233.