BDPA Foundation

Tuesday, December 3, 2002

WorkPlaceDiversity Press Room, 12/3/2002 (Milt Haynes)

National Black Data Processing Associates and Form Partnership. (, the source for diversity talent, and National BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates ( today announced a joint venture to recognize the ten best companies for Blacks in technology as well as to honor one of the ten companies as Company of the Year. The award for Company of the Year will be presented at BDPA's 2003 Annual National Conference to be held August 13-17, 2003 at the Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

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Saturday, August 10, 2002, 8/10/2002 (Gina Billings)

BDPA IT Golf Classic. We are pleased to announce the BDPA IT Golf Classic to be held on Saturday, August 10, 2002 at the Disney Osprey Ridge Golf® Course in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The golf classic is being held in conjunction with the BDPA 2002 24th Annual National Conference. Join us as we focus on "Changing the Culture of IT: From Access to Ownership".

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Monday, August 5, 2002

Business Courier of Cincinnati, 8/5/2002 (Hewlett-Packard)

HP showcases technology during BDPA annual conference. Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) Wednesday announced its sponsorship of the 24th annual Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) national conference.

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Monday, July 1, 2002

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, June/July 2002 (Milt Haynes, Wayne Hicks)

BDPA Conference will Emphasize Entrepreneurship and Networking. African Americans in IT should strongly consider business ownership, declares Milt Haynes, national president of Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA,, Largo, MD). The organization’s 24th annual conference, which runs from August 7 -11 in Orlando, FL, is designed to help them get started. The theme of the conference is “Changing the culture of IT: from access to ownership,” reports R. Wayne Hicks, BDPA president-elect and head of the Cincinnati chapter.

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BDPA Monthly Newsletter, 7/1/2002 (Reginald Gardner, Milt Haynes)

Thursday, May 9, 2002

ITBusiness Canada, 5/9/2002 (Leesa Barnes, Wayne Hicks)

Black IT Professionals Forge Global Alliances. To Black Data Processing Associates president-elect Wayne Hicks, the recent alliance forged between his group and Canada's BITePRO offers a new twist on the old boys' network. The old boys' network, he says, has traditionally worked against women and people of colour, but by forging their own networking associations, Black IT professionals on both sides of the border are finding strength in numbers.

Read the full ITBusiness Canada article here.

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

General Atlantic, 3/13/2002 (Wayne Hicks)

Intelliseek Moves to Cincinnati's 'Digital Rhine'. Intelliseek today announced it is expanding its corporate headquarters and relocating all of its Greater Cincinnati employees to accommodate the technology company's unprecedented growth. Despite the current economic downturn, Intelliseek revenues have grown 300% annually since 1999, the company has gained remarkable customer momentum in 2001 and it is poised to deliver 300% growth again in 2002...

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Friday, February 22, 2002

Business Wire, 2/22/2002 (BDPA Dallas)

Dallas Convention Center to Host Diversity Career Fair On March 5; Top Employers, Hundreds of Professional Jobs, Multiple Industries. For several thousand professionals from all communities and leading local and national employers, opportunity comes in the form of the NAACP Diversity Career Fair which will take place from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at the Dallas Convention Center. This event is presented by the NAACP Region VI and the Texas State Conference of NAACP Branches and is sponsored by Merck. Partnering with the NAACP Career Fair to promote workforce diversity are Asian American Professionals of Dallas, Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) -- Dallas Chapter, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs -- Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter.

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Thursday, January 10, 2002

The Free Library, 1/10/2002 (BDPA Los Angeles)

Martin Luther King Day NAACP Career Fair to Feature Top L.A. Employers on Jan. 21. For several thousand professionals from all communities and more than 45 leading local and national employers, opportunity comes in the form of the NAACP. Partnering with the NAACP Career Fair to promote workforce diversity are Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Los Angeles Chapter, Forty Plus, LULAC - California and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).

Read the full press release here.

Monday, January 7, 2002

Business Courier of Cincinnati, 1/7/2002 (Franklin Mayfield, Marshall LaNier)

Dot Cincinnati: Cincinnati chapter of BDPA. A Walnut Hills Web designer is predicting "interactive fun" for those cruising the new and upgraded site from the Cincinnati chapter of Black Data Processing Associates.

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Sunday, January 6, 2002

Cincinnati Enquirer, 1/6/2002 (Gina Billings, Blaine Clark, Wayne Hicks, Frank Hill)

Group Trains Teens in Technology Skills. The Cincinnati chapter of the Black Data Processing Association (BDPA) has in recent years run programs training teens interested in computers or technology. Called the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship Program, or SITES, the program consists of a computer camp, a youth technology seminar series and the formation of a team for the National Computer Competition.

Read the full Cincinnati Enquirer story here.