Ryan Gilbert from Carroll County (Junior, Information Technology Major from Hampstead, MD) was recently awarded $5,000 for academic achievement in Information Technology. Here is a press release from Towson University about the award:
Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum awards $25,000 in student scholarships
This spring, five Towson University students were awarded a total of $25,000 from the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum.
The recipients – Ryan Gilbert (Junior, Information Technology Major from Hampstead, MD), Priscilla Nornoo (Junior, Information Technology Major from Burtonsville, MD) , Toyin Oluiumu (Sophomore, Information Technology Major from
Burtonsville, MD), Anthony Saporito (Junior, Computer Science Major from Holmdel, NJ), and Taylor Webb (Freshman, Computer Science Major from Union, NJ) – were recognized by the Forum for their academic performance and their active interest in the field of Information Technology.
“Every year the selected candidates amaze me with their academic success as well as the breadth of activities they engage in outside the classroom,” says Hans Keller, CIO at Erickson Senior Living and long-time forum member and board
member. “Our members find it truly rewarding to meet the students, learn about their interests, and when possible, connect them with career-building opportunities.”
Formed in 2003 as a peer-to-peer regional network for CIOs and other senior-level informational technology executives, the Forum was designed to foster excellence in business and information technology via educational and networking
opportunities. Although independent, it has a partnership with Towson University.
The Forum awards scholarships to support full-time sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students studying computer science, computer information systems, information technology or e-Business. The organization has provided more
than $640,000 in scholarships to Towson University students since 2006. In addition to the financial support, the forum invites and encourages the scholars to attend its networking and educational events.
Dr. Michael McGuire from Towson University shared his appreciation, “On behalf of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences I would like to express our deepest thanks for the generous support that the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum
has provided to our students over the years. We look forward to continuing our partnership and following the achievements of our scholarship recipients as they pursue careers in computing.”
Applications are open in October for the spring term and in March for the fall term.