Colorado School of Mines receives $1.25 million gift from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

GOLDEN, CO, Nov. 12, 2014—Anadarko Petroleum Corporation made a $1.25 million commitment to Colorado School of Mines to support the departments of petroleum engineering, geology and geological engineering, and geophysics. A reception to formally announce this gift took place on the Mines campus on Nov. 11.

“We recognize the importance of investment in education to provide our youth with high-quality education, which is essential for our industry and foundational for a sustainable future,” said Senior Vice President of Anadarko’s Rockies Operations Brad Holly. "Anadarko and our Colorado employees, including more than 90 Mines graduates, are honored to be recognized for the ongoing commitment to Colorado School of Mines.”

Anadarko’s investment will fund undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, student travel and fieldwork, faculty development and teaching support, as well as departmental needs and initiatives. With this commitment, the company is also supporting two lecture series at Mines.

“Mines is proud of our relationships with the petroleum industry, and we are especially grateful for our ongoing partnership with Anadarko,” said President Bill Scoggins. “This new commitment will further the university’s capabilities in areas that are critical to the energy industry, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the company’s continued support.”

About Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to our shareholders by exploring for, acquiring and developing oil and natural gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare. The company is among the world's largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with 2.79 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBOE) of proved reserves at year-end 2013. For more information visit

About Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines is a uniquely focused public research university dedicated to preparing exceptional students to solve today’s most pressing energy and environmental challenges. Founded in 1874, the institution was established to serve the needs of the local mining industry. Today, Mines has an international reputation for excellence in engineering education and the applied sciences with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the earth’s resources. Learn more at


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