Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum awards five academic scholarships


Two TU juniors, two sophomores and freshman to benefit from scholarships this spring

TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 8, 2009)—The Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum has awarded five Towson University students $15,000 in scholarships—$3,000 apiece—for the spring 2009 academic term.  The Forum’s award recognizes seniors Anna Giller-Chuprina and Adam Price, along with juniors Shane Lester and Samantha Stevenson, and sophomore William Fernandes.

Giller-Chuprina, from Reisterstown, is a computer information systems major. Price, from Bel Air, is a computer science major with a track in security. Lester, from Forest Hill, is also a computer science major. Stevenson, from Abingdon, is pursuing a combined major in computer science and mathematics, while Fernandes, from Springdale, is pursuing a combined major in computer information systems and business administration. Additionally, Stevenson and Lester are members of the TU Honors College.

“Towson University offers an excellent education both in and out of the classroom for students interested in developing the skills needed to enter the information technology profession,” said forum member David Powell, retired vice president and CIO at AAI Corporation.  “This award presents a great opportunity for the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum to give back to TU and help bring us closer to students.”


In addition to providing scholarships, the CIO Forum’s members look forward to being actively engaged with the five students.  The award recipients will have the opportunity to participate in Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum meetings during the spring term as well as in a mentoring program with forum members.

“TU’s partnership with the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum continues to provide a wealth of opportunity for students, business and IT leaders alike. We appreciate the forum’s generous awards and their continued commitment to TU students,” said James P. Clements, TU provost and vice president for academic affairs.

The Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum was formed in August 2003, when Towson University’s Division of Economic and Community Outreach (DECO) entered into a partnership with information technology executives in the Mid-Atlantic region. Its mission is to foster excellence in business and information technology in an environment that promotes educational and networking opportunities for CIO’s facing similar challenges and issues. The forum has offered scholarship awards to students of business, economics and the computer information sciences since spring 2006. This is the seventh consecutive term the scholarship has been awarded.


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