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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, 12/22/2009 (Joe Richburg, Aaron Young)

Music Producer Promotes High-Tech Careers to Youth. Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Twin Cities is planning an evening of celebration on January 8, when it will honor the Twin Cities' top IT professionals at its fifth annual awards ceremony. Music producer Andre Fischer, recognized for producing and arranging Natalie Cole's Grammy award-winning album, Unforgettalbe, will keynote the BDPA's ceremony.

"We want to excite youth so they pursue and education and a career in IT," says Aaron Young, president of the BDPA Twin Cities chapter.
Read the full Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder article here.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Charity Blossom, 12/19/2009 (Jeanette Wiggins)

Make a pledge to BDPA Rhode Island Today. Show your support for BDPA Rhode Island chapter by making a pledge today! No need to donate now -- you can do so later. Just let 'em know that you support them! It's our "Pledge Now, Pay Later" plan. Click here to pledge: PLEDGE TODAY!

Read the full Charity Blossom pledge opportunity here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

PRLog, 12/16/2009 (Joe Richburg)

Veteran Music Industry Producer Andre Fischer to Keynote BDPA Annual Awards Ceremony. Veteran music industry producer Andre Fischer will offer the keynote speech at the Black Data Processing Associates-Twin Cities (BDPA) fifth annual awards ceremony Friday, January 8, 2010 at the Radission Plaza Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.

Read the full PRLog press release here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rochester Post-Bulletin, 12/3/2009 (Betty Hutchins)

Mayor Bestows Medals for Community Service. Betty Hutchins, founder of the Black Data Processing Associates' Southern Minnesota chapter, won the Mayor's Award. The organization introduces minority students to high-tech careers. "We've got great success stories," Hutchins said. "College careers, graduate students -- a lot of success stories."

Read the full Rochester Post-Bulletin article here.

SlideShare, 12/3/2009 (Doris Shannon)

Increasing the Introvert's impact - In an Extrovert world. Introverts, estimated to be as few as 25% of the population, are often misunderstood by extroverts. Without an understanding extroverts are unable to reinforce and support the strengths introverts bring to the relationship/conversation. Just as often Introverts misunderstand themselves; spending years considering their introversion a weakness to be corrected. Doris Shannon made this presentation during webinar on 12/3/2009.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

KTTC Rochester, 12/2/2009 (Betty Hutchins)

Mayor's Medal of Honor Recipients. Betty Hutchins established alliances with interested institutions and individuals within Rochester, including The Mayo Clinic and IBM. She established the framework for BDPA Southern Minnesota Youth Computer Training Program's success. She came to Rochester ten years ago to join the Mayo Clinic, and brought with her experience with the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), which she co-founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Read the full KTTC Rochester article here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Diversity/Careers Magazine, 12/1/2009 (Denise Holland, Cheri Raymond, Viola Thompson)

Women of Color Find Success in IT. Women of color are supplying the diversity that companies want and need in their IT departments. But as the economy struggles to shake off the recession, these women may have to be more competitive than ever to land the best jobs. This is especially true for upper-level management, say industry watchers at the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) and Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA).

Read the full Diversity-Careers article here.