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Graziadio Alumnus Jim Harger Establishes Endowed Scholarship at Alma Mater

By Nate Ethell ('08)

Jim Harger

The Graziadio School of Business and Management has announced the establishment of the James N. Harger Endowed Scholarship. With a campaign gift of $100,000 from alumnus Jim Harger (MBA '85), the scholarship will be awarded to business students pursuing a master's degree at the Graziadio School. The first Harger Scholar will be named next year.

Jim Harger is the chief marketing officer of Clean Energy Fuels, the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. He has been involved in the natural gas industry for more than 25 years, working for the Southern California Gas Company before joining Pickens Fuel Corp. (predecessor to Clean Energy) as the company's second employee.

"As a respected leader in his industry, Jim has committed his career to making a positive impact for his company and field," said Linda Livingstone, dean of the Graziadio School. "With his endowed scholarship, Jim's impact on his alma mater is now indelible, building a legacy that will challenge all future Harger Scholars to follow in his footsteps and make a lasting difference in the world around them."