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Coresite Realty Corporation Donates to Northern Virginia Community College’s Scholarship Fund for the Loudoun Campus’ Data Center Operations Technology Program

The Ribbon Cutting Photo From Left to Right: Paul Szurek, CEO, CoreSite, Steven Smith, CRO, CoreSite, Maile Kaiser, SVP Sales, CoreSite, Anthony Hatzenbuehler, SVP Operations, CoreSite, Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO, Northern Virginia Technology Council, Julie Leidig, Provost, NOVA Loudoun

Coresite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) was pleased to present Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun Campus with a philanthropic gift to the scholarship fund for students attending the ‘Data Center Operations Technology’ program.  The contribution was made during the grand opening of Coresite’s VA3 site in Reston, VA on October 3rd, 2019. 

The expansion of the company’s Reston campus represents the gold standard of cloud connectivity and delivers the highest possible security and performance, zero latency, and with the lowest cost of cloud service utilization. With over 100MW at full build, and the multi-cloud capabilities of the CoreSite platform, CoreSite is in a position to deliver the maximum degree of scale, operational flexibility and performance throughout the entire lifecycle of their customers’ digital transformation journey. CoreSite delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data centers and interconnection solutions to a growing customer ecosystem across eight key North American markets. 

“From the very beginning, the support we have received from top industry officials in the Northern Virginia Data Center community have been the foundation of our program. We’re especially grateful to Bobbie Kilberg and Jim Leach from NVTC for their guidance and leadership. The scholarship funds from CoreSite and the other sponsors will help 15 students complete the program and hit the ground running at work with a lower debt burden. It’s exciting to be offering a program that works so well for the betterment of students, industry, and our community all at the same time,” says Julie Leidig, Provost of NOVA Loudoun. 

As data-center companies like Coresite continue to expand and achieve successes, NOVA’s partnership continues to scale and grow the college’s many specific industry-related programs.  Through NOVA’s Data Center Operations curriculum, students will develop teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, knowledge and hands-on experience working with electricity, electronics, building automation, energy management systems, and HVAC and cabling techniques. The training program will also prepare students with the skills necessary to sit for several industry recognized credentials – like the Certified Data Center Technician Professional and BICSI's Installer I and Installer 2 exams.

For any questions about the partnership and the Data Center Operations program, please contact Hoang Nguyen, Public Information Officer for NOVA at hdnguyen@nvcc.edu.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.

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