Entergy, a global leader in the
energy industry, believes in creating
opportunities that promote
and encourage individuals to achieve as
much success as their talents and initiative
will allow. We are proud to work in
partnership with the Governorís Office
and the Business Report to keep our top
students in Louisiana.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily
in electric power production and retail distribution operations.
Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in
Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.
This publication and its Web site introduce Louisiana graduates
who are top performers with impressive academic credentials and
relevant work experience to companies throughout the state. They
are individuals with leadership potential who have the self-confidence
and creativity to invent and implement original ideas. They
are looking for opportunities to put the knowledge gained from
school into solving challenging problems and performing rewarding
work. Use Louisiana GRADUATES Ready to Work as a
resource to recruit this outstanding Louisiana talent.
As a company that employs approximately 5,300 Louisianans and
has a long history of supporting our communities and our economy,
we encourage other companies to join us in helping our young
people. We believe that reinvesting in the communities where we
live and work will enhance the vitality and quality of life in those
areas that are, in large part, responsible for our success. We hope
these graduates receive opportunities to achieve success right here
at home, too.
E. Renae Conley
President and CEO/Entergy Louisiana
One of this stateís greatest resources
is its people ó especially
our young people who have
recently graduated from Louisiana colleges
and universities with top honors in
their chosen field of study. These talented,
dedicated graduates deserve an
opportunity to utilize their skills and talents
in meaningful jobs right here in their
Thatís the goal of this unique publication ó to provide information
about these outstanding graduates to Louisiana businesses that are
seeking outstanding employees. Itís a perfect match. BellSouth is
proud to be a sponsor of this publication and to work in partnership
with Entergy, the Governorís office and the Baton Rouge
Business Report to make this publication possible. We are even
prouder to play a part in helping our young people find challenging
opportunities and rewarding employment here in Louisiana.
BellSouthís tradition of service began in 1879 ó about four years
after the invention of the telephone. BellSouth has a vested interest
in the long-term viability of Louisiana. Our 6,000 employees live
here and work here. They volunteer their time supporting numerous
educational initiatives such as Job Shadowing, Junior
Achievement and NetDay activities, which enrich the educational
experiences of our young people. They also participate in other
community service projects in an effort to make this great state an
even better place in which to live, to work and to raise a family.
I am proud of the volunteer efforts of our active employees, and
equally proud of the contributions made by our 4,500 retired
employees, who continue to volunteer their time and energy to
improve life in their communities. As a corporation, BellSouth has
also contributed nearly $3.5 million during the past five years alone
to fund key education initiatives in this state. These contributions
range from endowed professorships at numerous colleges and universities,
to teacher mini-grants for elementary and secondary education.
BellSouth is also committed to supporting efforts, such as
this publication, that are designed to keep Louisiana moving forward.
Congratulations, graduates, and best of luck to you as you pursue
William A. Oliver