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TIDEWATER CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jun 13, 2013
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Speaker Focuses on STEM Education

The June luncheon featured Carroll McGillin, senior education manager with Cisco Systemís U.S. education team. McGillin provided an informative industry perspective on the need for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in America, the current state of STEM and Ciscoís STEM initiatives. She provided some very interesting statistics that show that STEM-related occupations pay 30 percent more than non-STEM jobs and the U.S. Department of Labor has projected that by 2018, the U.S. will have more than 1.2 million job openings in STEM but only 16 percent of bachelorís degrees in 2020 will specialize in STEM. McGillin applauded the efforts of the Tidewater Chapter for improved STEM education in the local community. She also highlighted various national level initiatives focusing on improving lifelong STEM learning as well as Ciscoís Networking Academy (www.cisco.com/go/netacad). The luncheon also recognized the 2013 chapter scholarship winners and the 2013 Enlisted Joint IT Leadership Award winner.

Event Photographs:

Chapter Vice President Col. Glenn Powell, USAF, presents June luncheon speaker Carroll McGillin, Cisco Systems, with a chapter polo shirt.
Chapter Vice President Col. Glenn Powell, USAF, presents June luncheon speaker Carroll McGillin, Cisco Systems, with a chapter polo shirt.
Tech. Sgt. Joanne Mullen, USAF, 10th Intel Squadron, won the raffle for a Nook e-reader at the June luncheon, presented by Ken Hirlinger, chapter president. The proceeds from these raffles support the chapterís scholarship program, which gave away $13,500 in scholarships to deserving students in the Tidewater area this year.
Tech. Sgt. Joanne Mullen, USAF, 10th Intel Squadron, won the raffle for a Nook e-reader at the June luncheon, presented by Ken Hirlinger, chapter president. The proceeds from these raffles support the chapterís scholarship program, which gave away $13,500 in scholarships to deserving students in the Tidewater area this year.
Ken Hirlinger, chapter president (l), congratulates Mark Peterson for his selection as the May AFCEAN of the Month recipient. Peterson was the point person for organizing support for the East: Joint Warfighting 2013 conference.
Ken Hirlinger, chapter president (l), congratulates Mark Peterson for his selection as the May AFCEAN of the Month recipient. Peterson was the point person for organizing support for the East: Joint Warfighting 2013 conference.
The chapter awarded $13,500 in scholarships to local students. Brig. Gen. David Uhrich, USAF, ACC/A-6, greets three of the recipients and their parents at the East: Joint Warfighting 2013 conference in May in Virginia Beach, Virginia. From left,
The chapter awarded $13,500 in scholarships to local students. Brig. Gen. David Uhrich, USAF, ACC/A-6, greets three of the recipients and their parents at the East: Joint Warfighting 2013 conference in May in Virginia Beach, Virginia. From left,
2013 AFCEA Military IT Leadership Award
Staff Sgt. Justin Dunn, USA, ACC/CSS is the recipient of the chapterís 2013 Enlisted Joint IT Leadership Award. Sgt. Dunn had the opportunity to attend the 6th Annual AFCEA D.C. Spring Military Leadership
2013 AFCEA Military IT Leadership Award Staff Sgt. Justin Dunn, USA, ACC/CSS is the recipient of the chapterís 2013 Enlisted Joint IT Leadership Award. Sgt. Dunn had the opportunity to attend the 6th Annual AFCEA D.C. Spring Military Leadership

For more details regarding this event contact:
Larry Watlington
757.288.0958

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