Management and employees of Antero Resources Corporation, a publicly traded oil and natural gas exploration and production company (NYSE: AR) with assets in the Appalachian Basin, have made a $100,000 pledge to the West Virginia University College of Law.
The gift will help support the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the WVU College of Law. Founded in 2011, the center provides students with opportunities to gain the experience necessary to practice law in the energy sector. It also conducts objective, unbiased research and policy analyses on energy issues.
A portion of the Antero Resources gift will also establish the Kevin and Amy Ellis Endowed Scholarship at the College of Law. Kevin Ellis is a 2005 WVU Law graduate and is employed at Antero Resources in its Bridgeport, W.Va. office.
“We are deeply grateful to the leadership at Antero Resources for their significant support,” said Joyce E. McConnell, Dean of the College of Law. “When a forward-thinking corporation like Antero makes an investment in legal education, it’s an across-the-board success for everyone involved, but it’s especially great for our students.”
According to Ellis, he, Antero Resources Chairman & CEO Paul Rady, President & CFO Glen Warren, and Regional Vice President for Appalachia Alvyn Schopp are pleased to make these individual commitments to the WVU College of Law on behalf of the company.
“The leadership team at Antero Resources recognizes the importance of investing in the future of energy law” Ellis said. “The leadership at the College of Law is fully committed to attracting the best and brightest instructors to educate its students, and has taken forward looking steps to ensure that students have the opportunity to obtain the necessary education and experience in the area of natural resources law by establishing the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. These commitments will enable interested students to develop marketable legal and business skills for employers in the State and regionally in the energy sector.”
Antero Resources’ gift to the College of Law is part of A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University, a $750 million fundraising effort the WVU Foundation is conducting on behalf of the University.
About Antero Resources:
Antero Resources is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, and production of unconventional oil and liquids-rich natural gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Antero Resources has established a significant presence in the region with offices in Bridgeport and Ellenboro, W.Va., and Marietta, Ohio.
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