The contribution will go toward the continued operations of the program, support of its ongoing activities as well as exploring new options.
The Atlanta University Center’s Dual Degree Engineering Program boasts over 4,000 graduates and continues to attract students significantly building the number of minority engineers well equipped for scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical careers. As the program reaches new heights, they continue to attract corporate donors interested in the program’s growth and its continuity.
Capital One is providing the AUCC with a $32,500 investment for the continued “operations” of its Dual Degree Engineering Program in support of student scholarships and student success initiatives. The company will provide; five scholarships at $5,000 each to students in the Dual Degree Engineering Program, an additional $5,000 to support the program’s operations, $2,500 to sponsor the upcoming school year’s New Student Orientation to welcome students to the program.
“We are thrilled to be able to support the AUCC and its Dual Degree Engineering Program. Capital One values the core competencies that students gain through this type of initiative. We hope this investment will set these students up for success as future leaders in the broader engineering community.” Terrance Bowman, Director of Diversity, Early Engagement and Partnerships at Capital One.
In an effort to allow corporate donors to give back to students, the AUCC will afford Capital One with opportunities to have significant input for the allocation of the $25,000 contribution to students, mentor students and provide professional development workshops.
“Due to the lingering impact of the pandemic, our students, who attend Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College, need our help more than ever. When companies like Capital One invest in future engineers, they are investing in these students’ academic and professional development while promoting a technological workforce and a strong nation that benefits each of us,” Dr. Said Sewell, Director of Academics, Student Success, and Research.
The Atlanta University Center Consortium, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Georgia, formed in 1929 to operate on behalf of its member institutions–Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College—is the world’s oldest and largest association of historically Black colleges and universities. The Consortium is a vibrant intellectual community with a long tradition of scholarship, service, and community engagement.