From Albany State University:
Albany State University (ASU) is receiving a donationin the amount of $250,000 as part of the Southern Company Foundation’s $50 million HBCU Initiative, amulti-year investment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to support technology tools, infrastructure, professional development and more.
“Albany State University values the partnerships the University has established with businesses, not only in our region of Southwest Georgia, but throughout the state. This gift from the Southern Company Foundation, further shows the commitment of those partnerships and the faith they have in our University. I am looking forward to fostering the growth of our valued partnership with Georgia Power and the Southern Company family,” said ASU President Marion Ross Fedrick.
The donation will be used to update network infrastructure to increase bandwidth in several of the campus residence halls.
“We are grateful for this support from the Southern Company Foundation. This network infrastructure update will benefit our students by providing faster internet speeds, more accessibility and increased overall efficiency in our living-learning centers (residence halls),” said A.L. Fleming, Special Assistant to the President and Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
Six Georgia HBCU’s will receive $1.625 million for the 2020-2021 year.
“Georgia Power has been a longtime partner of HBCUs in our state, and I am proud we can build on our support of these important institutions through these grants,” said Chris Womack, president of Georgia Power. “Not only are these schools innovating for the future, they are also helping lead racial equity efforts across Georgia. Every dollar we are able to invest in them is an investment in future leaders for our state and our communities.”
The press release from Southern Company can be found here.