As part of Ferguson’s commitment to business diversity, technology and talent development, the distributor recently signed an agreement with Norfolk State University to provide students with business development education, internships, mentorships and other opportunities. The partnership was recently signed at the university’s innovation center in Norfolk, Virginia.

“I am proud to say that this is the first agreement of its kind with a historically black college and university (HBCU) for Ferguson,” said Cathy Williams, Ferguson’s business diversity and government administration manager. “We look forward to creating more of these partnerships with other HBCUs in Virginia and across the country to expand our reach for new business ideas and to attract new talent to continue to grow our company.”

“This is a great opportunity to support and encourage tomorrow’s industry leaders through partnering with innovative academic institutions such as Norfolk State,” said Mike Sajor, Ferguson’s chief information officer. “We are stronger together. Everyone — associates, customers, partners, vendors and investors — play an active part in who we are today and who we will be in the future.”