Phillips 66 Visits Campus, Presents Check to Walton and Engineering

University representatives (from left) Todd Clark, Katy Nelson-Ginder, Gary Peters and John English accept a check from Pam McGinnis (second from right) on behalf of Phillips 66.
Photos by Whit Pruitt, University Relations

University representatives (from left) Todd Clark, Katy Nelson-Ginder, Gary Peters and John English accept a check from Pam McGinnis (second from right) on behalf of Phillips 66.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A team from Phillips 66 made an annual visit to the University of Arkansas on Friday, April 28, to celebrate another year of collaboration between the energy manufacturing and logistics company and the university, particularly with the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the College of Engineering.

The Phillips 66 team presented the university with a $100,000 check in support of initiatives in the Walton College and College of Engineering, including the Walton Career Development Program, SAP Support Program, Engineering Career Awareness Program and the Engineering Career Center. The contribution is counted as a part of Campaign Arkansas, the university’s $1 billion capital campaign.

Pam McGinnis, president of global marketing, once again led the campus visit. McGinnis holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the U of A and was joined by Amy Borg, a manager in functional excellence; Kendra Deaton, senior adviser in university relations; and Josh King, an information technology business analyst who is a 2013 graduate of the College of Engineering. McGinnis received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Engineering and was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineers during her visit to Fayetteville. She serves on the College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council.

 

Students from the University of Arkansas had the chance to attend a lunch and check presentation with Pam McGinnis (center), president of global marketing for Phillips 66.

“At Phillips 66, we value our partnerships with schools like the University of Arkansas,” said McGinnis. “We recognize that our university partners provide the education essential to sustaining an innovative, robust economy that enriches lives, builds stronger communities and prepares the workforce of the future.”  

During their visit to campus, members of the Phillips 66 team presented the company’s annual contribution as part of a celebratory lunch with deans of the College of Engineering and Walton College, faculty and 22 students. The team also heard from Rebecca Francis, a recipient of the Phillips 66 Master of Accountancy Scholarship.

“Phillips 66 has a great history of involvement with the University of Arkansas, and we value our relationship with them,” said Katy Nelson-Ginder, assistant vice chancellor for university development. “Support from corporations like Phillips 66 continues to be critical to the success of Campaign Arkansas. These organizations recruit our students, provide important internships and scholarships and invest in programs that directly impact our students and faculty.”

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Jennifer Holland, director of development communications
University Relations
479-575-7346, jholland@uark.edu


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