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SRNS pledges $150,000 to Aiken Technical College

Staff Report

Published Nov. 30, 2012

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC has donated $50,000 and pledged another $100,000 towards the construction of Aiken Technical College’s Center for Energy & Advanced Manufacturing.

“This new, state-of-the-art facility will allow the College's programs to grow and continue to meet the needs of this region's workforce," said Susan Winsor, president of the college. “SRNS’ generosity and thoughtfulness with our latest capital campaign will help many students achieve their goal of higher education and become productive members of our community.”

SRNS gift“A large percentage of the skills and knowledge needed by our workforce coincides with the classes and degrees offered by ATC to students throughout the greater Aiken-Augusta area,” said Dwayne Wilson, SRNS president & CEO. “We fully acknowledge that helping ATC improves the overall quality of our workforce. It’s definitely a synergistic and mutually beneficial partnership that we highly value and will continue to support.”

Wilson, pictured left, presents Winsor with the $50,000 check.

Since SRNS became the operating and management contractor at the Savannah River Site in 2008, more than $100,000 has been donated to the college by the company that is a partnership between Fluor, Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell.

To date, the college has raised more than $1 million towards the $2 million needed to complete a monetary matching grant offered by the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help build the new facility that will initially provide classes in radiation protection technology, nuclear quality systems, welding and mechatronics.