Mike Cairns Environmental Sustainability Fellow

The Mike Cairns Environmental Sustainability Fellow supports the director of sustainability programs and curriculum by leading SEC and guiding the West Nottingham community in projects that have a positive ecological impact. Mike Cairns, for whom the fellowship is named, graduated from West Nottingham in 1980. He passed away in December 2016 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Mike was an exceptional student and now is part of a legacy of conservation that will have an impact on the West Nottingham community and beyond. A statement from brother Dave Cairns, father Ed Cairns, and sister Judge Jane Cairns Murray reads, “We are touched and flattered by the Kilby family’s donation to West Nottingham Academy in memory of Mike, as well as in memory of our mother and in honor of our father. Mike was the valedictorian at his graduation from WNA, and the education that he received there enabled him to be accepted at top engineering schools in the country.”