Chrysler Group Named a Top Supporter of Engineering Programs at the Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities by U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology Magazine

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — 

  • Distinguished list includes employers engaged in developing, recruiting and hiring talented students pursuing technical careers at the nation's minority-serving institutions
  • Second consecutive year the Chrysler Group has been selected to the list

The deans of 14 accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), in conjunction with the Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AMIE) alliance, have again selected the Chrysler Group as a Top Supporter of engineering programs at the nation's HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions. 

In making their selections, the deans and alliance members considered a company's support for infrastructure modernization, research, participation on advisory councils, faculty development, scholarships, student projects, co-ops and career opportunities. This tenth annual survey of education leaders was conducted by U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine.  This is the second consecutive year the Chrysler Group has been selected to the list.

"Chrysler Group is proud to be recognized as a leader in the developing and recruiting diverse talent with world-class technical skills in science, technology, engineering and math," said Nancy A. Rae, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC. "Our relationships with the nation's minority-serving institutions are an invaluable asset in our ability to secure the diverse talent we need to sustain our success and compete in the global marketplace."

U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine will salute Chrysler Group in the Dean's Edition of the magazine to be published this spring. Top Supporters will also be acknowledged at an upcoming recognition dinner to be held in the near future.

The deans invited to participate in the survey represented institutions such as: Alabama A&M University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, Jackson State University, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, Southern University A&M, Tennessee State University, Tuskegee University and Virginia State University.

About Chrysler Group's Leadership Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

In March 2011, the editors of DiversityInc magazine named Chrysler Group to the magazine's 2011 list of "Top 50 Companies for Diversity." This coveted annual benchmark is comprised of companies the magazine's editors believe are diversity-management leaders. This was the fifth year since the list was established in 2001 that Chrysler has been included.

Chrysler Group was named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working Mother magazine 12 times, and has been recognized six times by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of the country's leading corporations supporting diversity and inclusion. Chrysler Group also has been named to HispanicBusiness magazine's annual Diversity Elite 60 list for implementing strategies to reach more Hispanic customers and to pursue more business with minority- and Hispanic-owned suppliers.

In December 2011, The Chrysler Foundation provided a $50,000 grant to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation's largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students. The grant supports Hispanic students who pursue a course of study that focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields and continued a longstanding relationship between The Chrysler Foundation and the HSF which began in 1986. Since that time, HSF has received 25 grants from the Foundation totaling more than $750,000.

Over the years, a long line of Chrysler Group employees have received important professional recognition from various diversity organizations, including Black Engineer of the Year, Women of Color, HENAAC Great Minds in STEM and others, reflecting the Company's strong commitment to developing its diverse workforce.

About Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler, all-new Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

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