Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum awards five academic scholarships

Four TU seniors and one junior to benefit from scholarships this spring

TOWSON, Md. (Dec. 17, 2010)—The Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum has awarded five Towson University students $15,000 in scholarships for the spring 2011 academic term. The Forum’s award recognizes the following students, all of whom are working towards degrees in Computer Information Systems:

  • Kristen Craig, a senior from Baltimore
  • Haley Henderson, a senior from Towson
  • Phillip Lee, a junior from Woodstock
  • Sarah Rosenwald, a senior from Glen Burnie and a three-time recipient of this scholarship
  • and Zachary Whittington, a senior from Towson.

As a part of the application process, students were asked to describe their future goals as they relate to technology in their lives. Craig plans for a future with the Social Security Administration. Rosenwald described her passion for network management, while Whittington discussed possible career paths in software security engineering or cyber security software. Lee shared his dream to become a Cisco certified inter-network expert, and Henderson intends to continue her education by getting her master’s degree in Management of Information Systems.

“Towson University offers a great venue for students interested in developing the right skills to enter the Information Technology profession,” says David Vordick, vice president and CIO of CNA Analysis & Solutions and board member of the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum. "The Forum’s mission is to foster excellence in the Information Technology field by encouraging continual learning, and this award is a great opportunity for the Forum to give back to the university.”

In addition to providing scholarships, CIO Forum members look forward to being actively engaged with the students. The award recipients will have the opportunity to participate in Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum meetings during the spring term.

“TU’s partnership with the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum continues to provide a wealth of opportunity for students, businesses and IT leaders alike. We appreciate the forum’s generous awards and their continued commitment to TU students,” says Dyan Brasington, TU vice president for the Division of Economic and Community Outreach.

The Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum was formed in August 2003, when TU’s Division of Economic and Community Outreach (DECO) entered into a partnership with information technology executives in the mid-Atlantic region. The forum has offered scholarship awards to students of business, economics and the computer information sciences since spring 2006. This is the eleventh consecutive term the scholarship has been awarded.





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