Howard University Gets GM Funding
In the past few years, a lot of hard words have been thrown the GM way, with few of them actually causing any damages to the image of the manufacturer who borrowed, borrowed, borrowed, and finally repaid. But, whatever its sins, GM has its moments of glory. And, in the recent months, almost all these moments have revolved around donations to various universities, non-profit organization or some sort of community programs.
The organization in charge with spreading the GM word and cash, the General Motors Foundation, announced in Washington yesterday that, together with the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE), will be donating $87,700 to Howard University.
The money is to be used, in addition to funding the University's usual business, to allow the continuation of the Corporate Team Adoption Program, who used GM staff to guide students with special projects or job site tours.
"Howard's enduring partnership with GM and PACE is a model of what together we achieve by recognizing the importance of imprinting academia with unique perspectives, inputs and opportunities from industry,” said James Mitchell, dean of the Howard University College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences.
“Together we are producing highly trained graduates in both theory and practice. This synergy is essential for educating the human talent pools required for US competitiveness,”