Jeff also connected UGA with Chevron, which has now funded two graduate assistantships and sponsored five students to participate in the Imperial Barrel Award competition, an annual competition for geoscience students from around the world.
“Funding from Chevron will allow us to recruit high-caliber graduate students to work on research related to energy resources,” says Douglas Crowe, head of the geology department. “We face enormous challenges to find and produce sufficient energy to allow society to grow and prosper, and this partnership is a step in the right direction.”
Supporting their alma mater is an important commitment for the Shellebargers.
“We owe a deep debt of gratitude to the professors, departments and the university,” Jeff says. “And we will enjoy watching the university continue to grow and hope that our gifts will help in that success.”