Thursday, January 21, 2010

Devon Energy Hall to be dedicated Jan. 26

Originally Published By:
The Oklahoma Daily on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Devon Energy Hall, the new engineering facility on the OU campus, will be dedicated in a public ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Speakers will include OU President David Boren; Larry Nichols, chairman, co-founder and CEO of Devon Energy Corp.; OU College of Engineering Dean Tom Landers; Devon intern and petroleum engineering senior Adela Porter; and Outstanding Senior Man and industrial engineering student David Stubsten.

“By partnering with the University of Oklahoma to build Devon Energy Hall, we are investing in the future engineers of our state,” Nichols said in a statement released by OU Public Affairs. “This facility will provide the tools necessary to develop a pipeline of engineers to help our industry produce the natural gas and oil needed to fuel our nation.”

Construction costs of the 103,000-square-foot facility are estimated at $30 million.

“Devon Energy is one of the most constructive corporate citizens in the state and the Nichols family ranks among the most generous donors to the university in its history,” Boren said in the statement. “The university is deeply grateful for the role played by Devon and the Nichols family in providing enhanced educational opportunities for OU students. The building symbolizes their important role in the life of our state.”

For more information about the ceremony or for accommodations on the basis of disability, call the Office of Special Events at (405) 325-3784.

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