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TMCNet:  BASF sponsors LSU Professor of Excellence

[November 16, 2012]

BASF sponsors LSU Professor of Excellence

Nov 16, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- BATON ROUGE and GEISMAR, LA -- BASF Corporation recognized James Honeycutt, Ph.D., of Louisiana State University (LSU) as the first BASF Professor of Excellence during the LSU-Mississippi State football game on Saturday, Nov. 10.

"BASF supports higher education as part of our investment in the next generation of leaders," said Tom Yura, Senior Vice President and Manager of the BASF site in Geismar, Louisiana. "We congratulate Dr. Honeycutt as a BASF Professor of Excellence at LSU and salute his commitment to the development of students to help ensure future success." Many BASF employees at the company's Geismar site are former LSU alumni, and this partnership allows BASF to support the university's academic leaders and students.

The award is sponsored through a partnership with the LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes.

"We are excited to have an organization of the stature of BASF as one of our corporate partners at LSU," said Ward Wyatt, general manager of LSU Sports Properties. "We are appreciative of the considerable commitment BASF has shown not only to our programs and student athletes, but also to the LSU faculty, and we're thrilled to recognize Dr. Honeycutt." Honeycutt is a professor of communication at LSU and is internationally known for his work in relationship scripts and daydreaming. He has won numerous research awards including the Distinguished Book of the Year in 2006 by the social cognition division of the National Communication Association for his book on imagined interactions. He currently teaches classes at LSU focusing on emotion and communication, relationships and family dynamics.

BASF -- The Chemical Company BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20 billion in 2011. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us .

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about EUR73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111 ,000 employees as of the end of the year.

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