LGS Innovations Salutes Winners of AFCEA Lt. General Ronald Iverson ROTC Scholarships

--Winners Follow Example Set By Former LGS Innovations CEO--

HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LGS Innovations™, an independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE and Euronext Paris: ALU), would like to congratulate the four recipients of the 2013 AFCEA Lieutenant General Ronald Iverson ROTC Scholarships.


These scholarships were created in 2012 by a generous contribution from LGS Innovations to the AFCEA Educational Foundation on the occasion of Lt. Gen. Iverson's retirement as the company's chief executive officer. Each $2,500 scholarship, to be paid annually, celebrates a college sophomore or junior cadet of the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program that follows the example set by Gen. Iverson throughout his successful career in both the armed forces and Federal Government consulting industries.

The 2013 AFCEA Lt. Gen. Ronald Iverson ROTC Scholarship recipients are:

  • Cadet Callan Elizabeth Andreacchi, Air Force ROTC, Junior, Elon University
  • Cadet Carol Ann Knight, Air Force ROTC, Sophomore, University of North Carolina
  • Cadet Christopher Logan McConnell, Air Force ROTC, Sophomore, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Cadet Ashley Nicole Zapp, Air Force ROTC, Junior, University of South Carolina

"LGS created this scholarship in partnership with AFCEA to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education as well as recognize ROTC cadets who demonstrate exemplary leadership, dedication, patriotism, and selflessness," said Kevin Kelly, CEO of LGS Innovations. "LGS Innovations congratulates these cadets on their accomplishments and looks forward to seeing these future leaders realize their full potential."

Lt. Gen. Iverson built a reputation for navigating challenging missions with diplomacy and firm leadership throughout his career with the U.S. Air Force, within the consulting industry, and as CEO of LGS Innovations. He retired from the Air Force in 1997 after 32 years of service. During this time, Gen. Iverson held multiple Air Force commands both in the United States and overseas, as well as a position in Korea as Deputy Commander, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command. He oversaw the formation of LGS Innovations during the Alcatel and Lucent merger and took the reigns as the company's first chief executive officer from 2007 to 2012. He has served on the AFCEA Educational Foundation's Board of Directors since 2007.

About LGS Innovations

LGS InnovationsTM LLC solves the most complex networking and communications challenges facing the U.S. Federal Government. Building on its Bell Labs heritage, LGS Innovations delivers groundbreaking research and advanced networking and communications solutions that provide an information advantage and contribute to the mission success of its customers. Solutions include Infrastructure & Installation; Video Teleconferencing and IPTV Solutions; Public Safety and Emergency Communications, Tactical Communications; Wireless/Mobility; 4G/LTE; Cloud Solutions; Enterprise, Optical and Data Networking; Network Integration; and Research and Development in Advanced Multimedia/RF, Cybersecurity, sensing technologies, and Photonics.

An independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent dedicated solely to serving the U.S. Federal Government, LGS Innovations is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices in Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina. To learn more about LGS Innovations, visit http://www.lgsinnovations.com. LGS Innovations: The Network ExpertsTM.

About AFCEA Educational Foundation

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational incentives, opportunities and assistance for people engaged in information management, communications and intelligence efforts and fostering excellence in education particularly in the "hard science" disciplines related to C4ISR.

The mission of the Foundation is to support development of engineers and technical personnel through selective training, scholarships, awards, prizes and grants for educational activities of unique and high value and professional educational programs.

The Foundation actively promotes opportunities for persons from groups under-represented in the fields of its interests.


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Michael Segner, 703-584-5646
msegner@aboutsage.com

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