The chapter has been recognized by AFCEA International as a 2021 Model Chapter, an award that recognizes chapters for their overall structure, program of activities and support to the association.
Chapters of AFCEA International are eligible for the award as goals are met from the previous calendar year, such as increasing membership, raising more than $100,000 in scholarships and expanding STEM opportunities to students in the area.
"We are so grateful to AFCEA International for recognizing the outstanding work and commitment of our members that led to the chapter's success in programming and philanthropy," said Jo Decker, chapter president.
Despite a year in which all events were virtual, the chapter still accomplished educational and engaging events within the community and donated $100,000 in STEM scholarships in 2020. The chapter plans to donate $236,000 this year thanks to efforts from the board.