CENTER VALLEY, Pa.
March 25, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing support for education, and to help develop a source of qualified and diverse candidates for future positions, PPL Corporation and its subsidiary, PPL EnergyPlus™, will sponsor the trading wing in the new Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare Education at
. The university will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Gambet Center at noon on
Friday, April 5
, at its
"We are so pleased to be sponsoring the trading wing at the new Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare Education. This outstanding resource will create a top-notch educational experience for undergraduate business and MBA students that will help prepare these future business leaders for success while also creating a diverse pool of qualified potential candidates for positions within PPL EnergyPlus," said
Robert D. Gabbard
, president, PPL EnergyPlus.
"We were impressed with the university's commitment to diversity. This is a commitment that we share and both organizations will be stronger for it," Gabbard added. "We are also a company that is committed to giving back to the communities where we live, work and serve. This sponsorship truly embodies this concept and brings it to life in a tangible and meaningful way."
The PPL EnergyPlus Trading Wing will be made up of four rooms and features a unique and specialized business classroom that replicates a commodities trading center, similar to the energy marketing center operated by PPL EnergyPlus in
The state-of-the-art business trading room will allow students to enjoy a simulated trading environment, which will include a digital stock market exchange ticker on overhead walls. The trading wing will also include a high-tech classroom for group learning, and two seminar rooms that will enhance learning by allowing students to experience board meeting simulations and participate in small group meetings and breakout sessions.