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New foundation scholarship honors late LLNL manager

Granada alum Kim Cupps worked for 29 years in computing directorate

The Pedrozzi Foundation recently created a new scholarship fund in the memory of Kim Cupps, a Livermore native and longtime Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employee in computing directorate who died last June after battling ovarian cancer.

A Granada High alum who worked for 29 years at LLNL, Cupps was known for her ability to form and motivate teams to take on challenging technical projects and was instrumental in recruiting and training the next generation of leaders in the computing directorate, foundation officials said.

"Kim left a lasting legacy at LLNL through her contributions to achieving the Laboratory's mission and through her dedication to excellence and diversity in the Computing Directorate's workforce," said Gina Bonanno, Cupps' wife and a Pedrozzi board member.

"The Kim Cupps Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to students pursuing undergraduate degrees in a STEM field who exhibit qualities Kim embodied such as leadership and a desire to share their knowledge and skills with others. By establishing this scholarship in her honor, we will not only recognize her contributions to LLNL, we will be supporting the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math leaders who come from right here in Livermore," Bonanno added.

To learn more about the Kim Cupps Memorial STEM Scholarship or to contribute to the fund, visit, call 456-3700 or email

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