Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 4/24/2013 (Herchran Singh)

Herchran Singh CEO Faith Rothberg M.C.’s Women in Computing Awards for High Schoolers. Last week, Faith Rothberg, CEO of, served as the Master of Ceremonies for an awards ceremony designed to encourage young women to enter the highly rewarding career fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing awards ceremony was held on April 18, 2013 at the Unisys Corporation data center in Eagan, Minnesota. The ceremony was organized by Advance IT Minnesota, the high-tech talent incubator run by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. There were six winners and five runners-up in the first annual Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing award for high school students. Winners from across the state were selected based on their interests, accomplishments, and community involvement in computing and technology, as well as for their aspirations in computing and technology-related fields.

NOTE: One of the six winners was BDPA Southern Minnesota student member Herchran Singh of Rochester; senior at John Marshall High School.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

STLtoday, 4/12/2013 (Mark Grady)

NAHSE St. Louis Has Joined MPAC. The Minority Professional Associations Collaborative (MPAC) is pleased to announce a new member – The St. Louis Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) .
This partnership will enable NAHSE to offer additional networking and professional development opportunities for its members,” says President Andwele Jolly.
MPAC member organizations represent expertise and skill in vastly different areas such as Management, Engineering, Accounting and more.
These skills and experiences are leveraged to create rich, professional development programs for their organizations as well as enhance their networking opportunities,” says MPAC President Mark Grady.
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NOTE: Mark Grady is president of BDPA St. Louis chapter. BDPA is an organizational member of MPAC.