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CURRENTS WEEK IN REVIEW: May 25-29, 2015

CELEBRATING CALIFORNIA'S BRIGHTEST MINDS: PG&E AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO DESERVING STUDENTS

This week, students in Bakersfield, Fresno, Chico, Hayward, Sacramento and Salinas heard some very good news. They each won a 2015 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship, good for $20,000 a year and renewable for up to five years of undergraduate study. PG&E knows the importance of education, and the Bright Minds awards are one of the ways the company helps the next generation. As Julio Medina, the Bright Minds winner in Salinas said: "Dreams come true."

Currents covered this story and more this week.

Matt Nauman, Editor

 

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PG&E’s Jim Welsch Credits Rise to Roots, Education and Helping Hands

Jim Welsch, PG&E’s site vice president at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, has a big job, but he’s low key about his accomplishments. Welsch, who started working at the plant before it went into operation 30 years ago, credits his family, his mentors and PG&E’s support of education for his career success.

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As National Dam Safety Awareness Day Nears, PG&E Urges a Preparedness Plan

In recognition of National Dam Safety Awareness Day, PG&E urges those living and working below dams to recognize the signs of a potential dam breach and to have up-to-date evacuation plans. PG&E has 170 dams in Northern and Central California.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Find Your Own Voice, PG&E Leader Tells SF State Graduates

As graduates from San Francisco State University’s Information Management Systems Association gathered to commemorate the completion of their studies, PG&E leader Derek Kramer shared words of wisdom from his own experience.

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