BDPA New York Honored as 2011 Chapter of the Year

New York, NY, August 17, 2011 --( BDPA New York was awarded the 2011 Chapter of the Year Award at the 2011 National BDPA Conference Awards Gala at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, IL. The award was presented by BDPA co-founder Earl Pace. Accepting on behalf of the chapter was current BDPA New York chapter president Renetta English, who was both "ignited and inspired" by the win, referring to the 2011 Conference theme: Ignite, Inspire & Empower.

This award goes to the chapter with the best overall Chapter Yearbook, which is a detailed account of the chapter's achievements for the previous year in such areas as membership, community service, professional development, and chapter management, that chapters submit to be considered for the award.

BDPA New York chapter also earned the 2011 Outstanding Chapter Management Award, awarded at the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, August 3.

BDPA New York last received the Chapter of the Year honors in 1999.

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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 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 National BDPA, visit

Contact: Renetta English, President BDPA-NY Chapter

Renetta English
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