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SRS Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of CSRA College Night

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***UPDATED: September 4, 2013 - 11:24am**

If you're a junior or senior high school student - a big night is coming your way.  Savannah River Site is celebrating its 20th annual CSRA College Night Thursday at the James Brown Arena..  More than 150 colleges and universities from all over the country will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about their schools.  In addition, $15,000 worth of scholarship money will be given away.

"They have recruiters, representatives, with each school there to answer questions.  They have materials to pass out to students," said Nancy Gage, Marketing Dir., SRP Federal Credit Union and Co-Organizer of CSRA College Night.  "We also have an opportunity at College Night for students to learn about the Hope and Life Scholarships.  So it's just a wonderful opportunity for any student who's thinking about going on to higher education."

The event will be held tomorrow night at the James Brown Arena from 5pm until 8:30pm.  Admission is free.

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High school students will have an opportunity to meet recruiters from more than 150 colleges and universities and win scholarships totaling approximately $15,000 at CSRA College Night, to be held Thursday, September 5th, from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at the James Brown Arena, in Augusta.

Admission is free and open to the public.

"This is the twentieth consecutive year for this event," said Dwayne Wilson, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) President & CEO.  "Over the years, more than $275,000 in scholarship funding has been offered to area students who attend College Night.  We thank those who so generously make this event a success every year."

According to SRNS Talent and Education Outreach Manager Candice Dermody, College Night provides a valuable resource for Central Savannah River Area students in the counties of Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Bamberg, and Edgefield in South Carolina and Columbia and Richmond Counties in Georgia" said Dermody. "Working with our co-sponsors and contributors, we're pleased to help continue a tradition that provides one-stop shopping for a large and diverse selection of college and university recruiters."

Each year, nearly the entire floor of the arena is filled with students and information booths – colorful exhibits manned by representatives from colleges, universities, and technical schools from throughout the U.S., as well as members from local professional societies, who gear up to share beneficial information relative to the college process.  Last year 6,000 CSRA students, parents and guidance counselors attended the event.  Even the primary walkways on both levels of the arena were filled with exhibits.

College Night provides a way for CSRA students and parents to:

•    Obtain information on educational opportunities, admission requirements and tuition;
•    Speak with representatives from various professional societies who will be on hand to provide information in areas such as engineering, management, chemical science and nuclear science;
•    Attend seminars to get information about HOPE and LIFE scholarships, financial aid and essay writing for college admissions, scholarships and joint enrollment;
•    Visit a counseling center that will be open throughout the evening where students and parents can seek advice about the college application process from high school advisors and admissions professionals; and
•    Visit a career exploration area where students can discover their options after college.  Students will be able to participate in a quick "card sort" interest inventory to validate their career choice.

A large number of the College Night volunteers are employees working at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C.  The U.S. Department of Energy-Savannah River is a major sponsor of this event.

To qualify for a College Night scholarship, students must be high school juniors or seniors and graduate with a GPA equal or above 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).  Students must attend and register in person at CSRA College Night to be eligible.

CSRA College Night sponsors include the U.S. Department of Energy-Savannah River Operations Office, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, SRP Federal Credit Union and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment.  Other contributors include: Aiken County Public School Career Specialists and Counselors, WSI-Savannah River, Augusta Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Communigraphics, Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers (Aiken Chapter), and American Association of Cost Engineers International, (CSRA Section).

For more information, click here.

List of Schools and Professional Societies Attending:

  • AACEI-CSRA  Association for the advancement of cost engineering International
    Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • Agnes Scott College
  • Aiken Technical College
  • Albany State University
  • Allen University
  • American Chemical Society
  • American InterContinental University
  • American Nuclear Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Anderson University
  • Andrew College
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College
  • Auburn University
  • Auburn University College of Engineering
  • Augusta Technical College
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Benedict College
  • Berry College
  • Brenau University - Augusta Campus
  • Brewton-Parker College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Charleston Southern University
  • Citadel
  • Claflin University
  • Clayton State University
  • Clemson University
  • Coker College
  • College of Charleston
  • College of Charleston - School of Sciences & Mathematics
  • College of Coastal Georgia
  • Columbia College (SC)
  • Columbia International University
  • Columbus State University
  • Converse College
  • Cottey College
  • Covenant College
  • Darton State College
  • Davidson College
  • DePauw University
  • East Carolina University
  • East Georgia State College
  • ECSRA Chapter of Blacks In Government
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory University  - Oxford College & Emory College
  • Erskine College
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida Southern College
  • Francis Marion University
  • Furman University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Georgia Army National Guard
  • Georgia College
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Military College
  • Georgia Military College-Augusta campus
  • Georgia Regents University
  • Georgia Regents University
  • Georgia Regents University
  • Georgia Regents University- College of Allied Health Sciences
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southern University - ROTC
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Georgia Student Finance Commission
  • Gordon State College
  • Hamilton College
  • Hampton University
  • High Point University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • LaGrange College Office of Admissions
  • Lander University
  • Lehigh University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
  • Mercer University
  • Middle Georgia State College
  • Mississippi State University
  • Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering
  • Morehouse College
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Newberry College
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Greenville Universiry
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pace University
  • Piedmont College
  • Piedmont Technical College
  • Point University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Presbyterian College
  • Purdue University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Reinhardt University
  • Samford University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Savannah State University
  • Shorter University
  • Simmons College
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • South Carolina State University
  • South Carolina State University - College of Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology
  • Southern Polytechnic State University
  • Southern Wesleyan University- North Augusta
  • Spelman College
  • Strayer University
  • Syracuse University
  • Thomas University
  • Toccoa Falls College
  • Troy University
  • Troy University - Augusta
  • Truett-McConnell College
  • Tuskegee University
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham (UAB)
  • University of Alabama - Huntsville
  • University of California -Irvine
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Georgia- College of Engineering
  • University of North Carolina - Asheville
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • University of North Georgia
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Carolina - Aiken
  • University of South Carolina - Beaufort
  • University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • University of South Carolina - Salkehatchie
  • University of South Carolina - Upstate
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of West Georgia
  • Valdosta State University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Virginia Tech
  • Voorhees College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Wesleyan College
  • Western Carolina University
  • Winthrop University
  • Wofford College
  • Young Harris College
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