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Southern Nuclear employees recognized with NAYGN National Excellence Awards

Six Southern Nuclear Employees recognized by NAYGN

North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) has recognized six Southern Nuclear employees with a National Excellence Award for service or activities performed in the first two quarters of 2021.

According to, the award honors people who have helped accomplish NAYGN’s mission in the following ways:

  • Exceptional performance, effective leadership, committed service and enthusiasm in general.
  • Distinguished service in developing/conducting public education programs on contributions of nuclear science and technology to society.
  • Successful leadership and devoted service contributing to the successful operation of NAYGN local chapters.
  • Provided avenues to enhance recruiting and retention of young professionals in the field of nuclear science and technology.
  • Provided professional development opportunities for NAYGN members.
  • Played a key role in representing the interests of young nuclear professionals within the industry at industry gatherings and international conferences.
  • Assisted in developing innovative ways for exchange of information between generations of nuclear professionals.
  • Informing and educating the younger generation (high school, university, etc.) about nuclear science and engineering.
  • Unique act(s) that is/are aimed in attaining the objectives of NAYGN.

“We are very proud to have so many Southern Nuclear employees dedicated to serving our industry so admirably through NAYGN,” said Brooke Gurley, Birmingham NAYGN Chair. “Their efforts benefit us all.”

Congratulations to:

  • Tori Bayush, Engineer, and Kim Chaney, Fleet Access Reviewing Official, for their efforts on the American Heart Association Virtual Walk.
  • Laura Markus, Human Resources Business Partner, and Kelly Stevens, Engineer, for their efforts in leading the 2021 Professional Development Summit.
  • Wesley Bausch, Engineering Innovation and Technology Project Manager, and Paul Rodi, Engineer, for their continued efforts in leadership and support of NAYGN.
Laura Markus Laura Markus
Kelly Stevens Kelly Stevens
Tori Bayush Tori Bayush
Kim Chaney Kim Chaney
Wesley Bausch Wesley Bausch
Paul Rodi Paul Rodi