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Southern Power endows SFA forestry scholarship

August 9, 2012 - SFA Public Affairs
Southern Power has endowed a scholarship for the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Hans Williams, associate dean of the college; Oscar Harper, president of Southern Power; Dr. Steve Bullard, dean of the college; Jill Still, vice president for university advancement; and Dr. Richard Berry, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Southern Power, one of the largest wholesale energy providers in the Southeast, recently endowed a scholarship for the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving undergraduate student studying forestry at Stephen F. Austin State University.

The news was announced by Oscar Harper, president of Southern Power, at a recent ceremony commemorating the opening of the company's newest biomass plant. The Nacogdoches Generating Facility is the largest wood biomass power plant in the United States. The plant will be fueled by non-merchantable wood waste and is expected to provide enough energy for 60,000 homes.

For more information about the college of forestry and agriculture, visit www.atcofa.sfasu.edu.