WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 12, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company Chairman
and CEO, William H. Swanson will visit Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala.,
today to meet and acknowledge the first class of Raytheon Scholars, a select
group of highly talented engineering and computer science students. Swanson
will introduce the Raytheon Scholars at a ceremony in the Kellogg Auditorium
on the Tuskegee University campus.
"Promoting math and science education is a focus for our company and an
important priority for our country," said Swanson. "We depend on a skilled
technical team of diverse professionals to develop solutions for our
customers' increasingly challenging needs."
This initiative, funded by an $850,000 commitment from Raytheon, allows
Tuskegee to provide scholarships for highly talented undergraduate students
majoring in engineering and computer science. These students will be assigned
important research and development projects, enabling them to apply their
knowledge to technical challenges and preparing them for future careers in
By helping Tuskegee attract talented students and encourage math and
science education, this program builds a stronger, more diverse engineering
talent pool and supports Raytheon's efforts to create an inclusive workforce.
In planning for the technological and scientific needs of the future, Raytheon
is committed to promoting math and science education through its contribution
The Raytheon Scholars, who began their studies at Tuskegee University last
Kenneth Carline Computer Science Lancaster, Calif.
Terrence Carroll Computer Science Daphne, Ala.
Gerald Carter Electrical Engineering Atlanta, Ga.
Ramell Chambers Computer Science Brooklyn, N.Y.
Lawrence Cooper Computer Science West Point, Miss.
Tiffany Garrett Computer Science Talladega, Ala.
Charles Harris Electrical Engineering Memphis, Tenn.
Maia Lake Electrical Engineering Birmingham, Ala.
Santoine Leer Computer Science Conyers, Ga.
Glenn Person Computer Science Columbus, Ga.
Sharnita Scarlett Computer Science Chicago, Ill.
Dewayne Walker Computer Science Mobile, Ala.
Andrew Williams Aerospace Engineering Pleasant Grove, Ala.
Orlando Williams Mechanical Engineering Chicago, Ill.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an
industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information
technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft.
With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs more than 78,000 people
SOURCE: Raytheon Company
Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/