Union Pacific Railroad has a long tradition of supporting St. Mary’s University, and it’s taking that generosity to the next level.

For more than 15 years, the United States’ largest railroad franchise has helped promote the University’s mission and educational goals, most recently on Sept. 19 with a $15,000 donation to the Bill Greehey School of Business. The contribution is earmarked for the Greehey Scholars Program, Accounting Club, Beta Alpha Psi and the accounting, finance and marketing departments.

Union Pacific also pledged $3,000 to sponsor Business Week, and it will be on hand Nov. 6 to recruit during the “Meet the Firms” job fair. The company has been recruiting our business students for almost five years.

“With our growing industry and the exit of corporate knowledge due to retirements, we are in need of new talent that is prepared to move up quickly and take on huge areas of responsibilities,” said Senior Recruitment Manager Ken Kuwamura. “We have found that St. Mary’s students come prepared with real-world experience and the abilities that are needed to lead a Fortune 200 company into the next century.”

Students in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology may soon benefit from Union Pacific’s kindness. The company will recruit a group of Electrical Engineering students in November, and Information Technology students will follow in the spring.

Union Pacific now has donated about $75,000 to St. Mary’s, and its most recent gifts elevated it to a Bill Greehey School of Business Platinum Partner in the University’s new Corporate Partners Program.

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