Canton, Mississippi – Nissan has donated $250,000 to six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in central Mississippi to promote STEM initiatives at each school to inspire and develop talent. Schools receiving funds are Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College, and Tougaloo College.
“These six institutions have a rich history of continuously advancing their programs to enhance their student’s educational experience. This contribution continues Nissan’s commitment to HBCUs and to diversity, education and service in our community,” says, Jeffrey Webster, Nissan director of diversity and inclusion.
Resources provided to each institution will be used to promote a range of STEM related programs and departments including applied sciences, engineering, math, computer, and information science.
This donation builds on the success of Nissan Canton’s previous partnerships with HBCUs. As a result of one such partnership, in March 2013 Nissan donated two robots to Alcorn State University’s Advanced Technologies Program, which gave students first-hand experience with the kind of technology used in manufacturing facilities.