Thursday, May 15, 2014

UNO Gets $100,000 Gift from Louisiana Contractors' Education Trust Fund

UNO President Peter J. Fos (left) accepts a check for $100,000 from Pat Gootee, chairman of the Louisiana Contractors’ Educational Trust Fund.UNO President Peter J. Fos (left) accepts a check for $100,000 from Pat Gootee, chairman of the Louisiana Contractors’ Educational Trust Fund.

The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a $100,000 donation from the Louisiana Contractors' Education Trust Fund, which will be used to support students in the College of Engineering.

The mission of the fund, set up by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, is to promote programs used for contractor educational purposes. Fines and penalties levied against violators of the state's contractor licensing law are sent directly to the fund.

"UNO has continued to thrive in spite of many challenges to higher education throughout the state," said Pat Gootee, chairman of the Contractors' Educational Trust Fund. "Our organization is pleased to positively contribute to both UNO and the construction profession."

According to UNO President Peter J. Fos, the money will be used to support students in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and civil and environmental engineering. UNO is the only university in metropolitan New Orleans that offers degrees in those disciplines.

The only restriction on the gift is that it cannot be used for construction projects.

 

 

 

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