Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Message from Triangle Chapter President

BDPA Triangle is the 14th largest chapter in the nation. However, their place in BDPA history is strengthened by the fact our annual conference is coming to North Carolina for the first time in over 30 years! I just came across the message that BDPA Triangle chapter president Rick Leggett shared in recent chapter newsletter. I thought you would be interested in his thoughts.

The new year has already brought us many new historic changes. Our Chapter is preparing to host the National BDPA Technology Conference in Raleigh; launched our new BDPA Today Online monthly publication; and SITES/HSCC program at NCCU that was also featured in the Triangle Tribune. Our Chapter has over twenty volunteers working with the 29 students enrolled representing 16 high schools area high schools. Now that’s impressive in itself.

SITES/HSCC is a nationally recognized program aimed at increasing the success of students who enter collegiate environments and technology-laden workplace by exposing them to the rigors of work life through development of their Computer, Information and Internet Technology skills to solve business problems. The SITES/HSCC (Saturday Academy) course is a comprehensive program lead by IT professionals, which provide students with the Internet technology skills essential in a global economy. We want to especially thank our wonderful supporters...NCCU, NC-SIM, the Parents, and encourage area corporations to support the program.

BDPA Triangle Chapter has much more in store for 2009, as we continue to build our brand, sponsorship base & partnerships, along with membership, program offerings and impact on the community at-large!!

Rick Leggett, President
BDPA Triangle Chapter

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