BP Endows Calhoun Scholarship
BP Decatur recently presented the Calhoun Community College Foundation with a newly endowed scholarship. The BP EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP will give priority to a Calhoun student who is a graduate of the 100 Black Men of America program. The check presentation to the college’s Foundation director, Terri Bryson, was made by Terry Welch, BP site manager at the company’s Decatur facility. Foundation board member and BP S&OR Entity Director, Russ Wilson, worked closely with Ms Bryson and the 100 Black Men of America organization to secure the scholarship.
100 Black Men of America, Inc, founded in 1963, is an organization of black men with the goal of pooling resources to implement programs to improve the quality of life for people in their communities. The local chapter, 100 Black Men of America-Greater Huntsville Chapter, was founded in 1999 and is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African-American community based upon respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.
BP Decatur manufactures chemicals used in a variety of products from water bottles to television screens. As the largest taxpayer in Morgan County and an employer of approximately 400, BP Decatur plays a vital role in the economic infrastructure of the region. Since the 1960s, the Decatur site has supported north Alabama organizations that provide advancements in the areas of education, health, human services, and environmental awareness. More information on BP is available at www.bp.com.
For additional information regarding scholarships at Calhoun, contact the college’s Foundation at 256.890.4703 or visit www.calhoun.edu.