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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — CSX Corp. is supporting the University of Tennessee’s academic program in transportation logistics with a $150,000 gift for scholarships, research, faculty awards and equipment.

 The company is also creating at UT-Knoxville the CSX Corp. Faculty Scholar in Logistics and Transportation award, John Snow, CSX chairman and chief executive officer, said.

 CSX, based in Richmond, Va., provides rail, truck and marine transportation and distribution services, global shipping and management services.

The gift to UT-Knoxville strengthens a long-standing partnership between the company and the university, Snow said.

 “Partnerships between industry and institutions of higher learning are essential to producing qualified candidates for high-skill jobs,” Snow said. “Our partnership provides good employment opportunities for UT-Knoxville graduates and skilled workers for the transportation industry.”

 UT President Joe Johnson said the gift to the 21st Century Campaign is a vote of confidence to the university, the College of Business Administration and the logistics and transportation department.

 “CSX hires our graduates and believes in our faculty. They are helping us build for the future.”

 Snow has served on the UT Development Council for more than 10 years, and Lyle Key, CSX assistant general council and 1967 UT logistics and transportation graduate, is a past president of the UT National Alumni Association. Dr. Edward J. Boling, UT president emeritus, served on the CSX board of directors for more than a decade.

 Dr. Warren Neel, dean of business administration, said it is gratifying that one of the nation’s leading transportation companies is supporting “one of the leading logistics and transportation programs.”


 Contact: John Sheridan (423-974-2115)