Three staff members from Brazosport College and Wharton County Junior College were recently nominated for the Sir J C Bose Memorial Award, which is presented by the Indian Science Monitor and is based in Bangalore, India. The three were nominated for the international award for their contributions toward training and education in the nuclear field. Pictured are, from left, Brazosport College’s Rebecca Vermillion Shawver, Wharton County Junior College’s Dr. Bruce Kieler and Wharton County Junior College’s Rudolph Henry.
Brazosport College’s Director of Grants Administration, Rebecca Vermillion Shawver, was recently nominated for an international award in recognition to her contributions toward training and education in the nuclear field.
Shawver, along with Wharton County Junior College’s Rudolph Henry and Dr. Bruce Kieler, were nominated for the Sir J C Bose Memorial Award. The annual award is presented by the Indian Science Monitor.
Shawver, Henry and Kieler were recognized for their collaboration between Brazosport College, Wharton County Junior College and STP Nuclear Operating Company for developing programs that meets the needs of industry and technology.
Shawver was responsible for the initial proposal development that provided funds for the purchase of training technology. She has continued to support the provision and expansion of the nuclear power training program through the acquisition of additional grants funds supporting equipment purchases and scholarships.
“It’s exciting for me to know that I was involved from the beginning,” Shawver said. “Having written the U.S. Department of Labor grant proposal that funded this project at its inception, I have been excited over the years to witness its growth and impact on the local community and our industry partner, STP. This is just another example of how community colleges create far more significant impacts through meaningful collaborative efforts. I’m so glad that Brazosport College and Wharton County Junior College joined forces to create and expand nuclear power training opportunities in the Gulf Coast region.”
The Sir J C Bose Memorial Award, now in its 11 th year, annually honors scientists, educators and social workers.
To learn more about the Indian Science Monitor, visit www.indiansciencemonitor.blogspot.com. For more information about Brazosport College, go to www.brazosport.edu