FirstEnergy Names Members of Educational Advisory Council (Ohio)

Jul 23, 2012, 15:02 ET from FirstEnergy Corp.

AKRON, Ohio, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) recently selected 14 Ohio educators to serve on the FirstEnergy Educational Advisory Council (FEAC).

The FEAC is composed of educators in communities served by FirstEnergy operating companies and other subsidiaries to guide and make recommendations on materials and resources provided by the company to help educational institutions effectively meet their curriculum and educational goals.  Each member will serve a term of two academic years beginning in September 2012.

"FirstEnergy strongly believes in supporting our community in many different ways including educational partnerships and collaboration to benefit schoolchildren," says Delores Jones, manager, Community Initiatives.  "The FEAC helps us determine how we can best support our educators in creating resources that will generate student interest in learning about electricity and its safe use."

The new members are:

Akron Public Schools Kathy Devus, Ritzman Community Learning Center Dr. Tanya W. Robinson, Barrett Academy/Helen Arnold Community Learning Center Julia Spangler, Crouse Community Learning Center Daniel Spak, Firestone High School Amy Zarembka, Leggett Community Learning Center

Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools Richard Pinkava, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

Cleveland Public Schools  Tanya L. Holsey, John Adams High School Temujin H. Taylor, Case (K-8)

Cleveland Heights Schools Michelle D. Walton, Roxboro Middle School

Copley-Fairlawn Schools Ann King, Copley-Fairlawn Middle School

Medina Schools David Capretta, Buckeye Junior High School John Deuber, Highland Middle School David Hamman, Medina High School

North Canton Kendra L., Preer, Ph.D., Stark State College

In addition to advising FirstEnergy on developing educational materials, the FEAC members review and evaluate applications for FirstEnergy's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educational grants and make recommendations on those that should be funded.

Educators can learn more about the resources and materials available by visiting

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies comprise one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems.  Its diverse generating fleet features non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed baseload coal, natural gas, and pumped-storage hydro and other renewables, and has a total generating capacity of nearly 23,000 megawatts.

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.