PSEG Foundation awards TESU $200K grant

The PSEG Foundation awarded Thomas Edison State University a two-year, $200,000 grant to expand programs for active-duty service members and veterans, as well as advancing the development of STEM courses at the Trenton college.

TESU, the state’s only public institution aimed at adult students, will use the funds to improve its existing Military and Veteran Portal and Career Enhancement Initiative, according to a news release.

“This support from the PSEG Foundation will play a critical role in the development of innovative programs designed for our active-duty service members and veterans to promote the achievement of their personal aspirations and career goals,” John Thurber, vice president for public affairs at the college, said in a prepared statement. “Funding of these initiatives will allow the institution to foster a pathway of success for our students and continue to prepare a strong pipeline of STEM-educated adults for today’s workforce.”

The PSEG Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Newark-based Public Service Enterprise Group.

“Our country’s veterans and active military professionals are exceptional leaders and trained professionals who add tremendous value to our workforce,” Barb Short, PSEG’s chief diversity officer and senior director, corporate citizenship and culture, said in a statement. “As a company of colleagues dedicated to service and operational excellence, we’re proud to continue our longstanding partnership with Thomas Edison State University and support the university’s career initiatives dedicated to service members and veterans.”