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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the class of 2018 National Mining Hall of Fame inductees. Inductees elected for being mavericks, thought leaders, researchers, educators, mentors, wealth builders, and philanthropists. The Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award will be presented to the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation for its significant and sustained commitment to educating the public about the importance of mining to our everyday lives.


The Copper Club Inc. has honored Red Conger with its 2018 Ankh Award, also known as the Copper Man of the Year, for four-plus decades of leadership and service to the copper industry. Recipients of the Ankh Award, which is named for the ankh, a graphic symbol for the red metal dating back to ancient Egypt, are chosen for their outstanding individual achievements in and contributions to the copper industry.


The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) and the SME Foundation announced the recipients of the 2018 Ph.D. Fellowship and the Academic Career Development grants. The grant program helps rebuild the mining school faculty pipeline, which will provide the graduates that will become the leaders of the global mining and minerals industry.


Freeport-McMoRan supported World War II Museum Now Enrolling Students for Leadership Academy The Student Leadership Academy immerses high school and college students in a study of World War II so they can relate the lessons of the war to their own lives and the world around them.


Tracy Bame, President of the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, recently sat down with Mary Rabago to share our DreamBuilder program with an international audience. DreamBuilder empowers women through free, online entrepreneurial training. Mary Rabago is a correspondent for national shows such as Noticiero Univision and Primer Impacto. She hosts her own show, Con Mary Rabago, from her production studio in Phoenix, Arizona.


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