Fine Arts Chamber Players & Tulane University Student Honored by ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program

Winners receive $1,000 awards

  • Fine Arts Chamber Players selected as Agency of the Year.
  • Tobin Fulton selected as Intern of the Year.
  • Since 1971 ExxonMobil has provided more than $9.3 million to support 4,300 program internships.

Jul 29, 2009 - 02:47 PM EDT

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DALLAS

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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Tuesday, July 28, Fine Arts Chamber Players and Tulane University student Tobin Fulton were honored during an awards ceremony and dinner to mark the conclusion of the 19th year of the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program. Along with receiving their awards for Agency of the Year and Intern of the Year, Fine Arts Chamber Players and Fulton each received a check for $1,000 honoring their accomplishments.

“It is always a pleasure to honor the deserving recipients of the Agency of the Year and Intern of the Year awards. Fine Arts Chamber Players and Tobin Fulton represent the culmination of a summer of hard work and passion, and we are proud to support their continued efforts in our community,” said Robert Lanyon, manager, corporate citizenship and community investments, ExxonMobil.

“We are also very proud of the accomplishments of all 75 interns that participated this summer in the program. It’s not every day that you come across a group of young people who are actively investing in their communities. These 75 college students not only exceeded their supervisors’ expectations this summer, but they showed a passion for expanding their personal horizons.”

In selecting the Fine Arts Chamber Players as Agency of the Year the judging panel concluded that despite being a small agency, Fine Arts Chamber Players had consistently provided an excellent internship with plenty of hands-on experience.

And in making the award of Intern of the Year, the panel of judges concluded that Tobin Fulton had demonstrated great passion for creating a “greener” organization and had gone above and beyond his internship duties, leaving a lasting mark on the Jubilee Park and Community Center. Fulton will use his $1,000 scholarship for educational expenses when he returns to Tulane University this fall.

Since the program began in 1971 in New York City, ExxonMobil has provided more than $9.3 million to support 4,300 community summer job internships. Today it is active in 10 states, including Alabama, Alaska, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.

About the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program

The ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program provides full-time undergraduate college students with an eight-week, paid internship with a nonprofit. It supports selected agencies during peak summer months and encourages nonprofit service among students. ExxonMobil provides more than $267,000 to cover intern salaries and the Volunteer Center of North Texas’ program administration expenses. The Dallas ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program, the largest in the country, is now in its 19th year. More than 1,400 college students have interned with a diverse selection of community nonprofit agencies.

About ExxonMobil Foundation

ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The Foundation and the Corporation engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels.

Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2008, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $225 million in contributions worldwide, of which more than $89 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.

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For ExxonMobil
Leah Johnson or Caroline Horner, 214-373-1601

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Truman Bell (right), ExxonMobil, and Millicent Boykin (left), Volunteer Center of North Texas, present the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program Intern of the Year award to Tobin Fulton, Tulane University student.(Photo: Business Wire)