Texas A&M-Kingsville receives $100,000 grant for student scholarships

KINGSVILLE - January 26, 2018

Contact: Julie Navejar
Email: julie.navejar@tamuk.edu
or Phone: 361-593-2590


Valley Crossing Pipeline, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB), and King Ranch, Inc. announced today that they will combine their efforts to make a joint donation of $100,000 to Texas A&M Kingsville’s Engineering Department and King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management. The grant will fund scholarships for students of both programs.

 “We are very appreciative of this gift that will impact these well-known programs that have far-reaching impacts across Texas and the nation,” said Dr. Steven H. Tallant, President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. “This donation will provide scholarship support, and this helps us recruit and retain the very best students to our programs. It is a gift that truly makes a difference for our students.”

Valley Crossing and King Ranch also recently teamed up to provide a separate donation to Texas A&M Kingsville’s Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI).

Texas A&M University-Kingsville offers a complete array of engineering programs at the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree level and two doctoral programs. Along with the University’s accreditation, its engineering programs are independently accredited. The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering is named in honor of the pioneer of natural gas engineering and long-time professor who helped build the college into an engineering powerhouse.

 “We are so impressed by and grateful for the positive impact this university has on the students and communities of South Texas and beyond,” said Devin Hotzel, Manager of Stakeholder Engagement for Valley Crossing Pipeline. “Through their Engineering department and unique institutions like the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, Texas A&M-Kingsville has taken an innovative approach to provide its students with an education and skills that are in high demand in Texas and the rest of the Country. We are so pleased to be able to contribute to these important programs.”

About Valley Crossing Pipeline
Valley Crossing Pipeline, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Enbridge. The Valley Crossing Pipeline project is a 176-mile natural gas pipeline that begins in Agua Dulce, Texas and extends south toward Brownsville, Texas where it terminates 14 miles offshore in Texas State waters. Construction of the Valley Crossing Pipeline project is estimated to generate approximately 3,504 jobs, $183 million in property taxes over 35 years for counties along the route and a total economic impact of $294.8 million in South Texas.

About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc. is North America's premier energy infrastructure company with strategic business platforms that include an extensive network of crude oil, liquids and natural gas pipelines, regulated natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation. The company safely delivers an average of 2.8 million barrels of crude oil each day through its Mainline and Express Pipeline; accounts for approximately 65% of U.S.-bound Canadian crude oil exports; and moves approximately 20% of all natural gas consumed in the U.S., serving key supply basins and demand markets. The company's regulated utilities serve approximately 3.6 million retail customers in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. Enbridge also has a growing involvement in electricity infrastructure with interests in more than 2,500 MW of net renewable generating capacity in North America and Europe. The company has ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index for the past eight years; its common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. Life takes energy and Enbridge exists to fuel people's quality of life. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.

About King Ranch
King Ranch, Inc. owns the historic 825,000 acre King Ranch in South Texas.  Founded in 1853, the Ranch is a pioneer in ranching and wildlife management, habitat conservation and sustainability.  King Ranch contributed significantly towards the founding of the King Ranch Institute for Ranch management at Texas A&M – Kingsville and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M – Kingsville.   

About Texas A&M- Kingsville

Founded in 1917 and opened in 1925, Texas A&M University-Kingsville is the oldest comprehensive institution of higher education in South Texas. Well-known departments include music, engineering, wildlife and agriculture. The biomedical sciences department houses the National Natural Toxins Research Center, an internationally recognized program that studies the benefits of snake-venom toxins. Other prestigious research entities include the Citrus Center, the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Center, the King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management, Eagle Ford Center for Research, Education and Outreach, and the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment.

Texas A&M-Kingsville is home to more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students coming from more than 30 states and across the globe. With a focus on teaching and research, Texas A&M-Kingsville offers more than 40 bachelor’s degrees, approximately 40 master’s degrees and six doctoral degrees.

About King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management

The King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management (KRIRM) offers the only Master of Science in Ranch Management degree in the world and is designed to develop educated and experienced ranchers into exceptional leaders and managers.  The curriculum and instruction at KRIRM prepares graduate students to manage complex ranching operations, and to positively impact the lives of people on those ranches and in the community the ranches support. The Master of Science in Ranch Management is built around a model of systems thinking and is designed to broaden the skills and comfort zone of our students.

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CONTACTS

Valley Crossing Pipeline 

Devin Hotzel

(888) 992-0997

Devin.hotzel@enbrige.com 

King Ranch 

William R. (Billy) Murphy, Jr.

(832) 681-5719

wmurphy@king-ranch.com 

Texas A&M University – Kingsville 

Cheryl Cain

(361) 593-2138

Cheryl.cain@tamuk.edu