Wednesday, July 28, 2004

University of Memphis News Room, 7/28/2004 (BDPA Memphis)

National Champion BDPA High School Computer Team Sets Sights on Another Win with Help from the University of Memphis. The University of Memphis' FedEx Institute of Technology (FIT) and two of its associated organizations - the Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Advanced Learning Center - have teamed up this year to host the high school computer camp of the Memphis chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

PR Newswire, 7/27/2004 (Marriott International)

Marriott Named as One of the 'Best Companies for Blacks in Technology'. Marriott International announced that Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) and have presented the company with their "Best Companies for Blacks in Technology Award." Marriott was one of six winners selected from a survey of Fortune 1000 companies. This annual award recognizes Marriott for creating a positive organizational climate and career development opportunities for African Americans working in technology.

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Monday, July 19, 2004

Online Recruitment, 7/19/2004 (Will Bundy, Wayne Hicks)

National BDPA and announce winners. The National BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates ( and (, the source for diversity talent, announced Allstate Insurance, Blackwell Consulting Services, Delta Air Lines, HSBC, Marriott International, and Merck & Co as the winners of the 2nd Annual Best Companies for Blacks in Technology Award. One of these companies will be announced as the Top Company for Blacks in Technology and receive the much coveted Epsilon Award that will be presented at the BDPA 2004 26th Annual National Conference being held August 4-8, 2004 at the prestigious Adam’s Mark Hotel in Dallas, TX. The Epsilon Award is presented annually to the top company in the nation that promotes a workplace and environment that supports the advancement of Blacks in the information technology industry...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2004

CSRwire, 7/6/2004 (Gina Billings)

BDPA's Gold Level Corporate Sponsors. Bank of America, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Merck & Company have each donated over $50,000 to the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) making them Gold Level Corporate Sponsors. Funding will be used for a variety of programs and services offered by BDPA as well as the national conference.

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