Central Virginia Community College
Winfred Nash Awarded for Leadership in Philanthropy
Lynchburg, VA /Media Release/ -- Appomattox resident and President of BWXT Nuclear Operations Division, Winfred D. Nash, has been named as a recipient of the Virginia Community College System’s (VCCS) 2007 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. Nash was nominated by Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) for his commitment to the College and personal involvement in post-secondary education. He will join fellow award recipients from around the Commonwealth at a formal luncheon at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond on April 25. Dr. Glen DuBois, Chancellor of the VCCS, will preside over the awards ceremony.
Nash has had an active interest in the College since being elected as a member of the CVCC Educational Board of Directors in 2001. In that capacity he has served as a member on the finance committee. He was a force behind his company’s $250,000 pledge as part of the CVCC’s four million dollar Major Gifts Campaign for a World Class Workforce for which the BWXT Machine Tool Lab was named and dedicated inside the new technology center. More recently, Nash pledged an endowed scholarship that will benefit students entering technical fields related and of interest to BWXT.
The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy is designed to recognize the vital role of community college supporters. Individuals eligible for this annual award include current and former foundation board members, community volunteers, and benefactors. Recipients demonstrate a passion for the mission of community colleges and help to ensure that deserving people receive the advantage of a college education.
Beginning in 1966, Nash worked his way up through the ranks at BWXT starting as an inspector in the company’s Ultrasonic Inspection area of Quality Control. He was promoted to Foreman and later, Supervisor, prior to holding senior management positions. Nash held the office of Vice President and General Manager of the Lynchburg facility. He was named President of BWXT Nuclear Operations Division, following the consolidation of three BWXT-owned manufacturing facilities in Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana.
Nash is a charter member of the Virginia Region 2000 Advanced Manufacturing Technology Association and a past member of the American Society for Quality. He served as chairman on the Appomattox County School Board where he was a member for eight years. Nash has also served as a past president of Junior Achievement of Central Virginia; charter member of the Appomattox Industrial Development Authority; and board of directors member of the Lynchburg American Red Cross. An aviation enthusiast, he is also a member of the Airplane Owners’ Pilot Association and a lifetime member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Nominations.
Nash earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. He also attended the Advanced Executive Management training at Northeastern University.
Nash and his wife, Pat, have two grown children and currently reside in Appomattox.
Release Date: 10:00 AM (EDT) 04/17/07
Release Number: 070417.nash
Kennan J. Meyer
Coordinator, Public Relations and Marketing
Central Virginia Community College
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