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New York Chapter of BDPA to Host 15th Annual Scholarship & Awards Dinner

BDPA New York to host 15th Annual Scholarship & Awards Dinner sponsored by UBS, on June 29, 2011.

New York, NY, June 02, 2011 --( The New York Chapter of BDPA announced today that it will host its 15th Annual Scholarship & Awards Dinner, on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, at UBS, 299 Park Ave, New York, NY.

The purpose of the dinner, sponsored by UBS, is to recognize the outstanding contributions of BDPA New York’s 2010-2011 corporate sponsors as well as award scholarships to the chapter's student participants of BDPA’s Student Information Technology Education Scholarship (SITES) program. SITES is a program designed to develop the next generation of IT Professionals, and encourage African American youths to explore careers in such traditionally underrepresented fields as Computer Science and Information Technology. To date, the New York Chapter has awarded over $50,000 to deserving New York City area students to pursue their college educations. The chapter will also honor the first recipients of the newly created Small Business Innovator (SBI) and Outstanding Member awards.

The honorees are as follows:

Corporate Sponsor of the Year
Corporate Sponsor
JP Morgan Chase
Small Business Innovators (SBI)
Eric Hamilton, CEO/Founder, AdSmoke, Founder, The Web Academy
Sabrina Lamb, CEO/Founder, World of Money
Outstanding Member
Bilal Muhammed, PhD, The McGraw Hill Companies
BDPA New York Scholarship Awardees
SITES Students

The keynote address will be delivered by Carla Taylor-Ogunrinde, Information Technology VP, Met Life, incorporating the event theme of “Innovating our Future.”

For ticket and/or journal ad purchase and for more information please visit, email, or call 212-802-5341.

About BDPA

BDPA was founded in 1975 by Earl A. Pace, Jr. and the late David Wimberley after the two met in Philadelphia to discuss their concerns about minorities in the data processing field. There was a lack of minorities in middle and upper management, low recruitment and poor preparation of minorities for these positions, and an overall lack of career mobility. Today, with more than 50 chapters, BDPA is a global member focused organization that serves the professional well-being of its stakeholders. BDPA remains committed to excellence and to providing a wide spectrum of resources to members, corporate sponsors, businesses, educational institutions and the community. The organization is a catalyst for professional growth and technical development for those in the IT industry. To learn more about BDPA, visit

About UBS

UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. We combine our wealth management, investment banking and asset management businesses with our Swiss operations to deliver superior financial solutions.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in over 50 countries, with about 37% of its employees working in the Americas, 37% in Switzerland, 16% in the rest of Europe and 10% in Asia Pacific. UBS employs about 65,000 people around the world and its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). To learn more about UBS, visit

Contact Information
BDPA New York
Danielle Cauthen
(212) 802-5341

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