Eight UNC Charlotte alumni from the William States Lee College of Engineering are collaborating on building the first new commercial nuclear reactors in the United States in the past 30 years. These former classmates include Kevin Departhy, George Gora, Chuck Jenkins, Justin Marsh, Gregg Nantz, Dustin Parks, Rebecca Parks and Weston Trimble.
The team is constructing Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 for Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. CB&I and Westinghouse are building the new Westinghouse AP1000 Advanced Passive Light Water Reactors at the existing plant site near Waynesboro, Ga. CB&I is performing the engineering, procurement and construction for the project.
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Celebrating student success was the focus of an awards ceremony held recently in the offices of the Honors College.
Malin Pereira, executive director of the Honors College, congratulated the recipients, whose "work went beyond their current obligations and connote excellence, high achievement and evidence of potential only beginning to be fulfilled." She also expressed her appreciation to honors faculty, scholarship committee members, program directors and mentors for their contributions in support of their students and the University.