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Alcoa Foundation Helps Fund Chair at Florida A & M University PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2003--Alcoa Foundation
announced today that it joined a consortium of corporations to create
and fund a chair in the School of Business and Industry at Florida A &
M University in the name of the retiring dean of the business school,
Sybil C. Mobley. Alcoa Foundation will give a total of $100,000 over
two years for continuing support of business education.
"Florida A & M's School of Business and Industry is regarded by
the corporate community as one of the premier institutions of higher
education in preparing graduates with the skills and competencies
needed for success in business administration and accounting," says
Kathleen W. Buechel, president of Alcoa Foundation. "Through this
effort we hope to continue to enhance a proven educational
Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation have a longstanding relationship with
Florida A & M University through various avenues, including the Campus
Partnership Program, Internships, and Gift Matching programs.
Established in 1952, Alcoa Foundation is a global resource that
actively invests in improving the quality of life in more than 29
countries around the world where Alcoa operates. The Foundation's
grants address global and local need in Areas of Excellence that
include: Conservation and Sustainability, Global Education and
Workplace Skills, Business and Community Partnerships and Safe and
Healthy Children and Families. For more information about Alcoa
Foundation, visit www.alcoa.com under Community.
Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum,
fabricated aluminum and alumina, and is active in all major aspects of
the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging,
building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial
markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other
capabilities of Alcoa's businesses as a single solution to customers.
In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets
consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap(R) aluminum foil, Alcoa(R)
wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are
vinyl siding, closures, precision castings, and electrical
distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 127,000
employees in 40 countries. For more information go to www.alcoa.com