AT&T $25,000 donation to fund SLU scholarships _lowres

Photo provided by Tonya Lowentritt -– Barry Balfour, left, regional manager of external affairs for AT&T, presents a check to Southeastern President John L. Crain, center, and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Lynn Horgan.

AT&T recently donated $25,000 to Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond to support scholarships for students in need of financial aid, according to a news release.

“We greatly appreciate the generosity of AT&T, which has been one of our strongest partners through the years,” Southeastern President John L. Crain said. “Their contribution to our academic scholarship fund is important and will be used to help support the studies of continuing students, as well as a number of first-generation students.”

Crain said SLU’s focus is on graduating students ready to work in the knowledge-based and technological environment that fits a modern economy.

“It is vital to support a diverse workforce of the future and ensure these students have the tools and education needed to guarantee that our country and state are better prepared to meet global competition,” AT&T Louisiana President Sonia Perez said.