Black Hills Energy donates $18K to support nursing, science at Newman

Jul 16, 2015

Representatives of Black Hills Energy Corporation visited Newman University July 9 to present a gift of $18,000 to help support nursing and science education and facilities at Newman.

Black Hills Energy Corp. Sr. Manager, Economic Development Gabe Schlickau and External Affairs Manager Monique Pope made the ceremonial presentation of a check to Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. in the Sacred Heart Hall Heritage Room. The gift will be made in three annual installments. The Black Hills Energy Foundation will provide $5,000 each year and Black Hills Energy Corporation will donate an additional $1,000. The first installment was made during Black Hills Energy’s July 9 visit.

Left to right: Newman Vice President for University Advancement J.V. Johnston, Black Hills Energy Corporation Sr. Manager, Economic Development Gabe Schlickau, Black Hills Energy External Affairs Manager Monique Pope, Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D, and Director of Grants Bill Meitl at the check presentation.

Sr. Manager, Economic Development

“We are very happy to receive this generous gift from Black Hills Energy,” Carrocci said. “We’re proud to have Black Hills as a partner, and we gratefully accept this gift as an investment in the future success of Newman University and the communities we both serve.”

“Black Hills Energy recognizes the important role that Newman University plays in educating members of the Wichita community, especially the focus on the sciences and producing a workforce in the community that will have STEM skills and contribute to the economic development of the community,” Schlickau said. “We are pleased to be in this partnership with Newman University.”

Black Hills Energy is one of two suppliers of natural gas to Newman University. The company has provided natural gas products and services to help meet the university’s energy needs 2008.

Watch the video below for comments from Black Hills Energy Sr. Manager, Economic Development Gabe Schlickau and scenes from the check presentation.