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AREVA Inc. Presents $10,000 Donation to Central Virginia Governor’s School of Science and Technology

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February 21, 2014

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LYNCHBURG, Va., February 21,  2014 – As part of its National Engineers Week celebration, AREVA presented the Central Virginia Governor’s School of Science and Technology (CVGS) with a $10,000 donation to their Foundation’s Opportunities Endowment. The endowment funds support student research opportunities and educational trips during the year. This is the fifth consecutive year that AREVA has made this donation to CVGS.

“Our industry relies on highly skilled engineers and technicians so an investment in the Governor’s School is an investment in the future of safe, reliable energy,” said Gary Mignogna, senior vice president engineering and projects at AREVA Inc.

AREVA Inc. is a proud supporter of National Engineers Week, which took place this year from Feb. 16 to 22. The company celebrated the significant contributions our employees make to the engineering field and their efforts to help prepare tomorrow’s engineers by making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education more prevalent and accessible. In addition to presenting this donation to CVGS, AREVA Inc. employees volunteered at local schools to talk to students about engineering and technology careers.

Partnerships with schools and organizations like CVGS are part of the company’s commitment to STEM education and to the Lynchburg area, which is home to more than 1,800 AREVA Inc. employees and their families.


CVGS students who have interned with AREVA or have parents at AREVA, gather to accept the donation with Gary Mignogna, senior vice president of engineering and projects for AREVA Inc. (holding the check on left),.

Gary Mignogna (left), senior vice president engineering and projects at AREVA Inc., presents the AREVA $10,000 donation to Dr. Steve Smith, CVGS director.

CVGS seniors Sara Natour (left) and Sarah Tucker whose parents work at AREVA, show their gratitude for the AREVA donation.

AREVA engineers Bethany Coffey (presenting on left) and Maya Chandrashekar explain what engineers do to fourth graders at James River Day School as part of AREVA National Engineers Week activities.

AREVA Inc. Press Office

Denise Woernle
AREVA Inc. North America
(434) 832-3848

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