BDPA HSCC Alumna Receives Eleanor Dee Greer Scholarship Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. (bdpatoday) — BDPA of Greater Washington, D.C. (BDPA-DC), an information and communications technology (ICT) trade association, announces a 2018 Eleanor Dee Greer Scholarship award recipient. Dr. Melvin Greer, Founder and Managing Director, Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, presented a 2018 Eleanor Dee Greer Scholarship award to Ms. TurKenya Herring during BDPA’s annual Northeast Regional Innovation Summit at the MEADE Training and Conference Center near Ft. Meade in Odenton, Maryland.

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(L-R) During this year’s BDPA Northeast Regional Innovation Summit, Ms. TurKenya Herring is presented with a 2018 Eleanor Dee Greer Scholarship Award from Dr. Melvin Greer, Founder and Managing Director, Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation.
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Eleanor Dee Greer was a teacher, principal and inspiration to underserved students. She devoted her life supporting and encouraging technologists, engineers and scientists and the scholarship Greer Institute awards each year honors her and students she would inspire. Greer Institute is proud to recognize students that are maturing their engineering and science skills via National, Regional, or local BDPA Chapter programs. Ms. Herring plans to complete her undergraduate studies at Bowie State University in 2019, obtain her Master’s degree in Cybersecurity, and assist others in accomplishing their career goals. Ms. Herring is a BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) alumna currently serving as one of this year’s HSCC Chaperones for BDPA-DC’s HSCC team. Ms. Herring is a BDPA Oracle Scholars finalist and Cyber Intern with Enlightened, Inc., a leading Information Technology (IT) consulting firm and BDPA Chapter mission-partner delivering cyber security, system integration, and management consulting solutions.

Mr. Greer stated Ms. Herring “is a deserving recipient of the 2018 Eleanor Dee Greer Scholarship.” Ms. Herring will lead this year’s HSCC finalists from the National Capital Region to compete in National HSCC Scholarship rounds later this summer in New Orleans, LA, during the National BDPA Technology Conference, August 9-11, 2018.

About BDPA of Greater Washington, D.C.
BDPA’s mission in the District of Columbia and the National Capital Region (NCR) is to bridge cybersecurity (CS), information technology (IT) and telecommunications competency gaps in urban, under-represented, and underserved communities. Local chapter goals and objectives across the region include, but are not limited to, providing IT and CS professional development programs, industry publications, and community outreach services for professionals, young adults, and youth in direct support of software development initiatives, cyberspace workforce development, and government relations. Local chapters support and advocate workforce development and accelerating technology inclusion initiatives with industry mission partners.

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Coders and junior developer (JrDev) finalists from BDPA’s Northeast Region design and develop new apps during the association’s annual regional high school coding competition (HSCC).   Regional finalists move on to compete in national HSCC scholarship rounds later this summer in New Orleans, LA, August 9th to 11th, during the 40th Annual National BDPA Technology Conference (BDPA.org). For more on this year’s NE Regional Innovation Summit, visit BDPADC.org.
— Cover and HSCC photo © 2018 bdpatoday

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