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MONTGOMERY CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jun 18, 2013
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Luncheon Recognizes Local Scholarship Winners

In June, the chapter hosted the annual Education Foundation Luncheon event to recognize and reward the academic achievements of local high school and college students in the River Region. The chapter distributed a total of $57,500 amongst 15 deserving students from the local Montgomery area. Seven high school students were awarded a High School Information Technology Summer Internship with local Defense Department contractor firms eSolution Architects and Disruptive Technologies; a $2,500 scholarship; and a brand new HP laptop. Six rising senior college students received $5,000 Education for Industry scholarships to complete their degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields. Additionally, two graduate students received STEM scholarships valued at $5,000 to continue pursuing their postgraduate education. The students are actively teaching in areas with a significant minority presence. IBM sponsored the luncheon, which occurred in conjunction with the Montgomery Information Technology Summit (MITS) Conference at a local venue, the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Montgomery. The chapter congratulates all award recipients and thanks all MITS corporate sponsors for supporting the Education Foundation so it may continue to provide opportunities for deserving students in the River Region.

Event Photographs:

Arthur Baylor (2nd from l), a senior at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, accepts his High School Information Technology Summer Internship certificate from Charisse Stokes, director of the chapterís Education Foundation, in June. Alongside Baylor is his corporate sponsor Bill Woodhouse (2nd from r), chief executive officer of eSolution Architects, and Dr. Joe Besselman, chapter president.
Arthur Baylor (2nd from l), a senior at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, accepts his High School Information Technology Summer Internship certificate from Charisse Stokes, director of the chapterís Education Foundation, in June. Alongside Baylor is his corporate sponsor Bill Woodhouse (2nd from r), chief executive officer of eSolution Architects, and Dr. Joe Besselman, chapter president.
In June, Kaitlan Cooper (c), a rising senior at Auburn University Montgomery, accepts her Education for Industry Scholarship from Stokes and Besselman.
In June, Kaitlan Cooper (c), a rising senior at Auburn University Montgomery, accepts her Education for Industry Scholarship from Stokes and Besselman.
Dr. Melvin Lowe (c), a graduate student, accepts his STEM Scholarship award from Stokes and Besselman at the June luncheon.
Dr. Melvin Lowe (c), a graduate student, accepts his STEM Scholarship award from Stokes and Besselman at the June luncheon.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Taylor Gardiner
334-314-6763

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