Williams Awards Lackawanna College $20,000 Grant to Support Students
SCRANTON, Pa. – Feb. 5, 2019 – Williams Companies, Inc., through the Williams Foundation Fund at the Tulsa Community Foundation, has awarded Lackawanna College with a $20,000 grant to be directed towards scholarships for students in the School of Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG).
“Williams is pleased to make this investment in Lackawanna College and its students. We’re thankful for the college’s commitment to preparing students for the real-world jobs needed in the energy industry,” said Jack Walsh, the general manager for Williams’ operations in northeast Pennsylvania.
Williams is a premier energy infrastructure company that provides clean-burning natural gas to heat homes and generate electricity. The partnership between the School of PNG and Williams provides a vital connection between education and industry that allows students to succeed and advance in the oil and gas field.
“Williams has been, and continues to be, among the strongest advocates of our students, our College, and our programs. Their investment ensures the continued availability of locally educated men and women to serve in this dynamic and impactful industry. We are honored to have earned their trust and support,” said Lackawanna College President Mark Volk.
For 125 years, Lackawanna College has dedicated itself to serving the needs of the local community and providing students with an accessible, affordable path to a degree. The School of PNG offers nationally recognized associate degree programs in technology and business administration. Major exploration and production, midstream and pipeline companies including but not limited to Williams hire 93 percent of Lackawanna’s graduates from the School of PNG.
“The School of Petroleum and Natural Gas is privileged to have the continued support of Williams. This grant will bring education to many local students as they pursue careers in the production and delivery of America’s energy,” said Jeannine McKnight, the program director for the Lackawanna College School of PNG.
Williams (NYSE: WMB) is a premier provider of large-scale infrastructure connecting U.S. natural gas and natural gas products to growing demand for cleaner fuel and feedstocks. Headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., Williams is an industry-leading, investment grade C-Corp with operations across the natural gas value chain including gathering, processing, interstate transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids. With major positions in top U.S. supply basins, Williams owns and operates more than 33,000 miles of pipelines system wide – including the nation’s largest volume and fastest growing pipeline – providing natural gas for clean-power generation, heating and industrial use. Williams’ operations touch approximately 30 percent of U.S. natural gas. www.williams.com
About Lackawanna College:
Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury and Towanda. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu.