CenturyLink Donates $10,000 to STEM Education
Kearns Junior High Student to be Recognized at March 28 Jazz Game
SALT LAKE CITY (March 27, 2015) – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is presenting a $10,000 donation to STEM Utah at halftime of the Utah Jazz-Oklahoma City Thunder game on Saturday, March 28 in support of educational programs for K-12 students in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Jordan Brady, an eighth-grade student at Kearns Junior High, will also receive the CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award.
Two students each month from February through April are being recognized by CenturyLink based on their excellence or significant improvement in science, technology, engineering or math. Additional criteria includes participation in STEM programs. Honored students receive four tickets to a Jazz home game, a personalized jersey and in-game recognition at EnergySolutions Arena.
“CenturyLink admires student’s exemplary achievements in areas of science, technology, engineering and math through academic excellence,” said Jeremy Ferkin, CenturyLink’s vice president of operations for Utah. “We are proud to partner with the Utah Jazz to recognize and support these exceptional students.”
“CenturyLink and the Utah Jazz are strong proponents of the importance of education, and have partnered through the years on programs that recognize educators and students and support local schools,” said Randy Rigby, president of the Utah Jazz. “This program is particularly exciting to highlight the STEM areas of study.”