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Antero managers, employees pledge $100,000 to WVU College of Law

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Managers and employees at Denver-based Antero Resources Corp. have pledged $100,000 to the West Virginia University College of Law to help support its new Center for Energy & Sustainable Development.

Founded in 2011, the center provides students with opportunities to gain the experience necessary to practice law in the energy sector. It also conducts objective, unbiased research and policy analysis on energy issues.

A portion of the Antero Resources gift will also establish the Kevin and Amy Ellis Endowed Scholarship at the College of Law. Kevin Ellis is a 2005 WVU Law graduate and is employed at Antero Resources in its Bridgeport office.

"We are deeply grateful to the leadership at Antero Resources for their significant support," said Joyce E. McConnell, dean of the College of Law. "When a forward-thinking corporation like Antero makes an investment in legal education, it's an across-the-board success for everyone involved, but it's especially great for our students."

Ellis said the Antero leadership team – including himself, Chairman & CEO Paul Rady, President & CFO Glen Warren, and Regional Vice President for Appalachia Alvyn Schopp – were pleased to make the commitments to the WVU College of Law on behalf of the company.

"(We) recognizes the importance of investing in the future of energy law" Ellis said. "The leadership at the College of Law is fully committed to attracting the best and brightest instructors to educate its students, and has taken forward looking steps to ensure that students have the opportunity to obtain the necessary education and experience in the area of natural resources law by establishing the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. These commitments will enable interested students to develop marketable legal and business skills for employers in the State and regionally in the energy sector."

Antero Resources' gift to the College of Law is part of WVU's $750 million fundraising effort.