NES Employee Recognized During Academies of Nashville Award Ceremony

Each year, the Academies of Nashville hosts an award ceremony to honor many of the partners and leaders who help make the academies a success. This year, both Nashville Electric Serve (NES) and Rashed Fakhruddin, an Engineering Supervisor at NES, were recognized for their dedication to the mentorship of Metro students.  

Nominated by Pearl-Cohn High School, Fakhruddin and NES received an award for Mobilizing to Meet Student Need. Fakhruddin serves as the co-chair for the school’s advisory board and implemented an initiative that increased minority representation for students of color. As a result of his work, Pearl-Cohn was able to host a diversity panel and even received donations from the panelists for extracurricular programs.  

The award was announced during the virtual ceremony, while Fakhruddin accepted it in-person at Pearl-Cohn High School.  

The Academies of Nashville is a consortium of 35 academies within Metro Nashville’s 12 largest high schools offering college and career prep experiences. For more information on the Academies of Nashville, click here.