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        Major milestone

        MOUs signed with all S.C. HBCUs

        To date, SRNS has established memorandums of understanding
        (MOUs) with 18 local colleges, universities and veteran programs,
        including recent signings with Clinton College and Morris College.
        Stuart MacVean explained that the latest two MOUs mark an
        important milestone. SRNS has now established a highly valued
        relationship with the staff and students at every Historically Black
        College and University (HBCU) in South Carolina.

        The MOUs provide a wide variety of resources to these HBCUs
        donated by SRNS for the benefit of their students, including monetary
        donations in support of scholarships and paid internships.
                                                                  Dr. Leroy Staggers, President, Morris College, and Stuart MacVean.
        “We’re confident that these MOUs will provide much needed
        assistance for many of their students while providing qualified job   “We are looking forward to a long-term partnership with SRNS,” said
        candidates for future openings at SRNS,” said MacVean.
                                                                Leroy Staggers, PhD, President, Morris College. “We are pleased with
        MacVean noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has created unexpected   their desire to assist our students with their occupational plans and
        financial hardship for a significant number of college students across   needs, now and upon graduation as many will seek rewarding careers
        the state.                                              at the Savannah River Site. This MOU reflects our continual desire to
        The last six MOUs signed by SRNS and South Carolina HBCUs   make excellence a hallmark of Morris College.”
        also offered potential tours of SRS for students and faculty (post-  Dr. Lester A. McCorn, President, Clinton College added that taking
        COVID-19); provided subject matter experts to serve as advisors   this important step through their agreement with SRNS clearly
        and/or mentors; and created a series of workshops to help students   demonstrates their desire to strive for excellence. “Foremost is our
        improve their resume writing and job interview skills.  dedication to our students, families and campus community as we
        In addition, SRNS personnel will promote careers and degree   continue to empower and grow those attending Clinton College,”
        programs related to current and potential future workforce   said McCorn.
        needs associated with cybersecurity, engineering and business   SRNS has provided more than $5 million for education outreach
        management. This information will be available at       since 2008, impacting more than 260,000 students and educators                  throughout South Carolina and the counties near Augusta, Georgia.
        Officials from both Clinton College and Morris College, in return, will   Last year, more than 30,000 students and educators directly
        collaborate with SRNS personnel to ensure curriculum alignment with   benefited from 12 SRNS Education Outreach annual programs and
        existing missions and workforce requirements at SRS.    events prior to the closure of school buildings due to the pandemic.

            ‘Safety and Security

                     Connect Us’

        In January, SRS revealed the 2021 Annual Safety and Security
        campaign titled “Safety and Security Connect Us.” The campaign
        displays new banners at the cloverleaf and barricade. It also features
        a safety culture video of employees from Site contractors. The SRS
        workforce’s core values are safety, security, health and environmental
        stewardship. By staying connected and engaged, SRS employees are
        empowered to protect the safety and security of every individual on
        Site, and that value system extends into the many communities that   New Safety and Security campaign banners are on display.
        SRS employees call “home.”
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