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ExxonMobil Alaska and Udelhoven donate total of $400,000 to Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program

18-Mar-2014

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) has received two large donations which will help the program achieve its goal of increasing the number of Alaska Natives who are prepared for and inspired to pursue a career path to leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Both ExxonMobil Alaska and Udelhoven Oilfield System Services donated $200,000.

“Support of ANSEP is an investment in a proven model of success that is being lauded nationwide for its transformational results,” said ExxonMobil Alaska Production Manager Karen Hagedorn. “This is a program that has a clear objective of creating systemic change in the hiring patterns of Alaskans in the science and engineering professions. ANSEP is moving the needle, and we are proud to be part of it.”

There are now more than more than 1,250 students, including middle school students, high school students, university students and alumni, all engaged in ANSEP. The students come from more than 95 different Alaska communities. At its current rate, there will be more than 4,000 ANSEP students on track for science and engineering degrees by the year 2020.

“The companies that support us know they are paying for success because we’ve proven time and time again that ANSEP works,” said Founder and Vice Provost Herb Ilisaurri Schroeder, Ph.D.

The $400,000 donated by ExxonMobil Alaska and Udelhoven will be used to enable the successful continuation and growth of the program’s multiple components from middle school to college and even at the graduate level. ExxonMobil is one of Alaska’s largest private investors, contributing to training, jobs and incomes for Alaskans. Udelhoven Oilfield System Services, Inc. is a general contracting and oil services company that was founded on the Kenai Peninsula more than 40 years ago and has grown to serve clients worldwide.

To learn more about ANSEP, visit www.ansep.net.

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