June 2, 2020

Virtual Ceremony Honors Nuclear Security Graduates

Program building future leaders through fellowship

Class of 2019 fellows

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program Class of 2019-2020

Like many graduates crossing the finish line in 2020, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) class of 2019-2020 had to transition its closing ceremony to a virtual environment. But that did not stop NNSA and PNNL leaders from tuning in to honor the cohort virtually.  

The online event featured keynote speaker Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator, as well as others from NNSA and PNNL who recognized the fellows for their work across the nuclear security enterprise. 

“Through this program, we are fueling top-quality talent into the NNSA and driving the ever-increasing fellow demand and program growth. From recruitment through closing ceremonies, our program’s leadership is consistently in awe of the caliber of our NGFP fellows, and their contributions to the greater national security enterprise,” said Daniel Stephens, PNNL director of NNSA programs.

During the ceremony, the class shared a presentation highlighting their diverse assignments and individual posters from each graduate are available online. Read more about the event in NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program celebrates 25th year anniversary on the NNSA news website.

The next fellowship class will come aboard in June 2020 and the program is accepting applications for the class of 2021. Applications are accepted online at http://www.pnnl.gov/projects/ngfp.


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Published: June 2, 2020