October 10, 2014
AIKEN, S.C. -- Three military veterans, seen with their mentors and advisors, are the newest part-time employees at Savannah River Remediation (SRR) as part of a new educational cooperative program. SRR is providing qualifying veterans part-time paid developmental jobs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These part-time jobs could result in full-time employment.
SRR plans to provide up to five part-time positions per semester with each veteran working about 20 hours a week while attending a degree-granting institution in the Central Savannah River Area.
In the photo, from left front row, are Harry Zane, Patrick Fitzgerald, Gary Corey, all three are the newly hired veterans; Scott Brown and Kim Hauer, both Savannah River Remediation Managers who are veterans and serve on an SRR committee to review veterans' applications for this new program. From left back row, Juli Joyner, SRR mentor/manager; Carol Giardina, Georgia Regents University (GRU) Director of Military and Veteran Services; Jody Wilson, GRU Program Director of Military and Veteran Services; Harry Marshall, University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) Student Veterans Organization President; Elizabeth Fonte, Certifying Official of USCA; and Robert Murphy, Director of Veteran and Military Student Success at USCA. All are involved with assisting the veterans at school and at work.
SRR is the liquid waste contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, located near Aiken, S.C. SRR is composed of a team of companies led by URS, with partners Bechtel National, CH2M HILL and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, EnergySolutions and URS Professional Solutions.
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