Mosaic donates $100k to FAMU

Published: Feb. 8, 2022 at 7:30 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Tuesday the Mosaic Company announced a $100,000 donation to FAMU’s School of Business and Industry.

The donation will help provide FAMU students with gaining experience with global companies highlight future leadership opportunities in the corporate world, especially in the agriculture and mining industries.

“We’re excited to collaborate with a deeply respected university. We need the innovative and talented students from Florida A&M University to join our industry and help the world grow the food it needs,” said Mosaic President and CEO Joc O’Rourke.

The Mosaic Company produces and delivers tonnes of responsibly produced phosphate and potash fertilizers from mine to market – nutrients vital to feed crops that sustain people everywhere – and serve farmers in 40 countries by helping them increase crop yields and improve nutrition for people and animals.

The company will host student interns in a variety of business roles, assign a group of engineering students with a challenging project and evaluate their solutions, and provide coaching and mentoring from the company’s senior leaders.

President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., said the partnership paves the way for even more student success at FAMU.

“Our students will be the true beneficiaries of this support from Joc O’Rourke and the Mosaic team,” Robinson said. “We are excited about strengthening this partnership.”

Additionally, a number of programs within the company will get involved with students in SBI.

“Our focus at FAMU’s School of Business and Industry is to prepare students to thrive in a competitive, global marketplace. This donation from Mosaic reflects our partnership and the company’s commitment to increasing underrepresented groups and leadership diversity in the workplace,” said SBI Dean Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D.

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