Nissan donates $55,000 to support STEM programs at Alcorn

Published 12:47 pm Thursday, June 25, 2020

LORMAN — Alcorn State announced Thursday that Nissan North America has continued its partnership to enhance STEM programs at the university with a $55,000 donation.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  

“Alcorn is thankful for Nissan’s generosity because it shows their willingness to help our students reach new heights,” Alcorn State President Felecia Nave said. “Because I have a background in STEM, it is an honor to receive funds to enhance resources and the quality of learning for our students in those fields. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Nissan in the future.”

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 Jennifer Swanner, a corporate communications specialist at Nissan, said helping Alcorn’s STEM students fits perfectly with the company’s mission.

“Nissan North America, Inc. is committed to achieving its global mission of ‘Enriching People’s Lives’ by not only offering our customers unparalleled products and services but by improving the quality of life in the communities in which Nissan operates,” Swanner said. “Investing in Alcorn students provides a critical career pathway to grow our future workforce.”