GEISMAR, La. (AP) — Chemical manufacturer BASF has donated $100,000 to the LSU Foundation to support construction of the LSU Olinde Career Center.
LSU broke ground on the center in May 2012. It will be located in the Student Union and is charged with helping students choose careers, developing job search skills and securing employment. Completion is expected in April 2014.
The center will unite LSU Career Services' two current campus locations into a single facility.
Tom Yura, BASF's manger of its plant in Geismar, says the donation represents an investment in the development of a Louisiana workforce and future leaders for the chemical industry.