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September 2014

WELCOME New Director!

Tanika holding a Gator during a recent trip to
Everglades National Park, Florida

Ms. Tanika Coates joined the AFCEA Educational Foundation in July as the Director, Scholarships, Grants & Awards Program.  Tanika comes to us from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), where she managed the organization’s scholarships, grants programs and professional development opportunities for the AIA chapter leaders.  She holds a Masters in Organizational Development from Trinity Washington University, and an undergraduate degree in Communications from George Mason University.

 

Tanika also serves as a council member on the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Component Relations Section Council and the Enrichment Chair for Club 20XX (an organization that helps minority students maximize their powerful potential in pursuit of their destiny) at John Champe High School in Aldie, VA.  

Interested things about Tanika:

        * Her mother has an identical twin.

        * She has a fear of crossing suspension bridges (gephyrophobia)            so don’t invite her to go with you to the Eastern Shore!

        * At age 8, Tanika was featured in the Washington Post for
          selling the most Girl Scout cookies in the Washington DC area.
          She knew then that fundraising would be a breeze!


Tanika looks forward to hearing from you and can be reached at 703-631-6149 or Email.

STEM Teaching Tool Grants

for Chapters

The STEM Teaching Tool Grants have been renamed Gravely Grants this year in honor of the Foundation’s first executive director, VADM Samuel L. Gravely, USN (Ret.)

 

One $500 Gravely STEM Teaching Tools Grant will be provided as a matching grant to participating chapters this year.  Please check here for the revised Guidelines.

The grant will be mailed to AFCEA Regional Vice Presidents during the month of September ONLY for those Chapters that submitted feedback on how funds were used during the past academic year. 

 

Submit your report NOW if your Chapter wishes to receive this year’s matching grant here.

Funding for this year’s grants is made possible by proceeds from the Cycle for STEM ride held in July.  During the ride, three $500 Grants were awarded to STEM teachers along the route – Steel Valley High School, Hancock High School and Uniontown Area High School.

At the kickoff of the “Cycle for STEM” 335 mi, 6 day journey from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC, a $500 STEM Teacher Grant was presented to Mr. John Strom, Asst Principal, Steel Valley High School (Munhall, PA) by Dr. Vince Patton, executive director, AFCEA Educational Foundation. The school will use the money as part of an enhancement project for their science classroom.

Medal of Honor Scholarships
 


Each recipient of the AFCEA Medal of Honor Scholarship receives a copy of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty
a compendium of America's 
Medal of Honor recipients. 

 

The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and our Foundation have teamed to present 48 of these scholarships the past nine years. Click here for more information about these $5,000/$4,000 scholarships.

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Join the Leadership Society and meet wonderful supporters of the Foundation's programs.

See a list of the FY14 individuals, corporations and chapters whose donations have made this year's Annual Fund Drive a success!



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