Aillet, Fenner, Jolly & McClelland help move COES closer to campaign goal

Dec 11, 2013 | Engineering and Science

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Aillet, Fenner, Jolly & McClelland, Inc., a consulting engineering firm headquartered in Shreveport, has made a gift of $25,000 in support of Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science campaign to construct a new engineering and science education building.

The gift will support one of the faculty offices inside the proposed Integrated Engineering and Science Building. The new construction will serve not only academic needs, but as a recruiting tool for the program, helping to further cement Louisiana Tech’s reputation as a national leader in engineering and science education.

“We are pleased to be able to make this gift to support higher education in North Louisiana,” said Mike Wallace, president of Aillet, Fenner, Jolly & McClelland.  “A highly educated workforce is necessary in today’s competitive economy and our firm’s long association with Louisiana Tech makes this gift a natural fit for us.  Dr. Guice was my professor at Louisiana Tech and we are excited about the future of the school under his leadership.”

Since 1960, Aillet, Fenner, Jolly & McClelland, Inc. has provided civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, transportation and surveying services for public and private entities. With over $100 million in construction volume annually in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, the firm is well known for its creativity and the desire to form long-term working relationships.

Dr. Stan Napper, former dean of the College of Engineering and Science and current vice president for research and development at Louisiana Tech, says he is grateful for the continuing relationship between Louisiana Tech and the Shreveport firm.

“We are pleased to simultaneously recognize the previous generations of Tech leaders, the current generation, and the future generations who will learn together in this new building,” said Napper.

The campaign is in its final months with just $1.5 million remaining to meet the set goal of $7.5 million in privately-raised funds, with the State of Louisiana matching that amount for a total of $15 million.

“The College of Engineering and Science is grateful for AFJM’s support,” said Interim Dean Dr. Hisham Hegab.  “This building is vital to meeting the growth we are experiencing in engineering and science.  Students choosing to come to Louisiana Tech and will help us to attract and retain excellent faculty as well.”

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