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Axiom Partners Receive "People's Choice" Award

April 24, 2007

Falls Church, Virginia. The Robinson Secondary School (Fairfax, Va.) Parent Teacher Student Association has presented Axiom partners Doug Peardon and Kevin Riley with their 2007 People's Choice Award. The awards recognize school, community, and business leaders "For promoting positive human relations in the Robinson Secondary School Community and improving the lives of others." PTSA President Patricia Wirth presided, and Robinson Principal Dan Meier presented the awards.

Deloris Witcher, primary sponsor for the Minority Students of Robinson (MSR) program, nominated Axiom's partners for this recognition. "Mr. Peardon and Mr. Riley truly embody the spirit of the award. They have chosen to give back, by donating not only their time, wisdom, and talent but also their company's resources to encourage and motivate minority students," she said.

In the Fall of 2005, Axiom leaders visited Robinson and launched "Robinson 555," an academic-business partnership between Axiom and the Minority Students of Robinson. Under the program, Axiom provides internships for five MSR students each year, provides opportunities for MSR participants to join Axiom in their "Rebuilding Together Alexandria" initiative to improve the homes of Alexandria's low-income or needy residents, and will provide five, $1,000 college scholarships for MSR youth. One scholarship has already been awarded, two cycles of internships have been completed, and MSR students have worked with Axiom on "Rebuilding Together Alexandria."

Kevin Riley expressed his gratitude, and described Axiom's strong civic commitment. "The men and women of Axiom are committed to three important principles: supporting our clients, helping our fellow employees at Axiom, and serving the community," he said. "Through our work with the Minority Students of Robinson, we serve the local community of today and the larger American community of tomorrow."

Axiom is a professional consulting firm providing program management, operational support, accessibility, management training, and IT solutions. The firm delivers studies and analysis, marketing, distance learning, and Web support. Axiom was honored as one of Washington's "Great Places to Work" by Washingtonian magazine. Axiom has more than 500 professionals and revenues exceeding $66 million.

For more information contact Frank Cumberland, Vice President for Communications, at 703.998.0327 ext 222.


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