July 8, 2015
Aiken, S.C. — Celebrating a school year of education outreach, Savannah River Remediation saw a relationship come around full circle for two of the many SRR donation recipients during the 2014-2015 school year.
Christi McWaters, a first grade teacher at East Aiken School of the Arts, reunited with her former first grade student Amy Hayden, a now high school graduate and daughter of SRR employee Dean Hayden, at the SRR Students/Teachers Achieving Results (STAR) Grant and Family Scholarship Reception. McWaters was accepting an SRR STAR Grant when Hayden, who was being awarded an SRR Family Scholarship, spotted her favorite elementary school teacher.
"I couldn't believe it when I saw Ms. McWaters," said Hayden. "She is such a memorable teacher, one of my favorites, and it was no surprise to me that she was accepting a grant award to further her student's education in the classroom."
The school year ended with many more educational outreach efforts by SRR. Support in the form of scholarships, grants, donations and volunteerism from SRR and its employees demonstrates the Company's importance of furthering education.
These efforts, said Stuart MacVean, SRR President and Project Manager, are among the most important outreach choices we make during the year.
"Reaching out and being part of education in the districts surrounding the Savannah River Site (SRS) is not only valued by SRR, it is essential," said MacVean, who is also a board member for the Public Education Partners in the Aiken County School District. "The only way to further education is for us to be a resource in support of helping schools, students and teachers."
Some highlights of SRR's education outreach in the 2014-2015 school year include:
The Savannah River Site is owned by the Department of Energy. The SRS Liquid Waste contract is managed by Savannah River Remediation, LLC, which is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with Bechtel National, CH2M and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, EnergySolutions and URS Professional Solutions.
Point of Contact: Maddie Blair Madeline.Blair@srs.gov, 803.208.2634