Geetha R. Nichanametla, a 2014 graduate of Middletown High School, awarded A.H. Kits van Heyningen Technology Scholarship
MIDDLETOWN, RI – October 6, 2014 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) is pleased to name Geetha R. Nichanametla of Middletown, RI, as the recipient of the 2014 A.H. Kits van Heyningen Technology Scholarship. A 2014 graduate of Middletown High School, she is beginning her studies in neuroscience at Northeastern University, in Boston, MA, this fall. She is the most recent recipient of the $1,000 award, which is presented annually to a high school senior who is either a resident of Aquidneck Island, attending a high school on Aquidneck Island, or the son, daughter, or grandchild of a current KVH employee. In addition, the recipient must be planning to pursue a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) program at a four-year college.
“We are thrilled to have Geetha as our newest KVH Technology Scholar. Given the strength of her academic record and involvement in extracurricular activities, she is an ideal fit for the award,” says Theresa Mattos, human resources manager and a member of the KVH Scholarship Review Committee. “We are also thrilled that for the first time in the seven years that KVH has had a scholarship program, the recipient is a relative of a KVH employee. Her father, Kumar Nichanametla is a programmer/analyst with the company.”
At Middletown High School, Miss Nichanametla’s many achievements included the distinction of serving as class valedictorian, induction in the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society, recognition as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, participation on the Class Council and the Student Government Association, election as Student Body senior class president, and membership on the school’s mathematics team. In addition, she volunteered as an algebra, geometry, and trigonometry tutor. She was also chosen to participate in the LifeSpan Summer Youth Internship Program before her senior year of high school, an experience she described as inspiring her to further her studies in a field that combines biology and technology. “I recognize the need to embrace technology, engineering, and mathematics when I continue with my medical endeavors in the future,” she says.
KVH started its technology scholarship program in 2008 in recognition of the importance that science, technology, engineering, and math professionals play in the current and future success of the company. KVH is a leading source for mobile satellite TV and broadband communication systems, along with defense and commercial guidance and stabilization solutions. The A.H. Kits van Heyningen Technology Scholarship is named for KVH’s late co-founder and chief scientist
Please visit www.kvh.com/community for more information on the A.H. Kits van Heyningen Technology Scholarship and KVH’s other community initiatives.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television, and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air, and is a leading news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure. KVH Industries is also a premier manufacturer of high-performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.