Nissan donates additional $250,000 to Mississippi HBCU STEM Prog - - Jackson, MS

Nissan donates additional $250,000 to Mississippi HBCU STEM Programs

CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Nissan fueled up Mississippi HBCU STEM programs with a generous donation Thursday.

The ceremony was held at the company's big Canton vehicle assembly plant's training center.

Leadership committee members and students from several historically black colleges and universities and community colleges were on hand to receive the $250,000 check.

JSU president William Bynum called it a wise investment.

"There's nothing like investing right here at home," said William Bynum. "So by investing again in Mississippi's HBCU's, what they're doing, they're getting the first crack at some of our best and brightest and so we're so excited about the things we will be able to do with the funding that we receive from Nissan. And of course, we're excited to see our graduates here working for the company in extremely important roles and responsibilities."

Speakers for the annual donation ceremony included Steve Marsh, vice president of manufacturing for Nissan's Canton facility.

STEM is short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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