College of Computing and Informatics Receives An Endowed Scholarship
UNC Charlotte's College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) today announced that the founding members of the Charlotte Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) have endowed a scholarship in the amount of $25,000. SIM is an association of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations.
"We are excited to be able to partner with UNC Charlotte and provide this scholarship” said SIM Charlotte Chapter President, Sandy Piscitello. "We felt this was a great way to contribute and ensure we help build our region's next generation of technology leaders”.
The $25,000 Charlotte Region SIM Chapter Founders Scholarship endowment will be awarded in 2016. In the interim, an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be given, while the endowment is earning spending revenue.
Applicants must be a junior in the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better, a resident of North or South Carolina, and preferably from Mecklenburg or the surrounding counties.
SIM Charlotte Chapter Vice President, Dr. Ken Russell, says the Founders Scholarship is a step in the right direction (and at the right time) for the Charlotte Region. "SIM is all about delivering value through technology leadership. As Charlotte continues to emerge as a leader in the area of informatics, these types of partnerships will be fundamental to our success.”
About The College of Computing and Informatics
The College of Computing and Informatics provides academic programs in computer science, software and information systems, information technology, and bioinformatics. It is also the home to leading research centers and institutes, including the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) Center, the Bioinformatics Research Center, the Charlotte Visualization Center, the Complex Systems Institute, the Diversity in Information Technology Institute, and the Software Solutions Lab. Research grant awards for 2009-2010 totaled nearly $9 million.
Founding Members of SIM
Elizabeth Austin, Larry Eighmy, Cam Faison, Susan Johnson, Tracy Marpoe, Dee Means, Jerry Pinkard, Sandy Piscitello, Ann Przygocki, Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., and Mike Underwood
About UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. With an enrollment ranking it fourth among the 17 schools in the UNC system, it is the largest public university in the greater Charlotte metropolitan region. A doctoral institution, UNC Charlotte serves the region through applied research, knowledge transfer, and engaged community service. Fall 2010 enrollment exceeded 25,000, including 5,450 graduate students enrolled in one of the University's comprehensive doctoral or master's programs.
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