Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Matthew Harvey * BDPA Epsilon Community Service Award

BDPA Epsilon Awards recognize individual achievement by technologists who are nominated by BDPA chapters or corporate sponsors. One of the five award areas is community service. Matthew Harvey (Eli Lilly and Company) earned the 2009 Epsilon Community Service Award.

His nomination read as follows:
Matthew Harvey has demonstrated a consistent and selfless approach to community service. Matthew graduated from Florida A&M University in 2004 and consistently influenced his new community. He has volunteered as a basketball coach for an Indianapolis public school, where he linked playing time to classroom performance. He has served as the FAMU alumni community service chair, leading a diverse set of community activities.

In 2006, Matthew participated in the United Way Generation Next Leadership series, which continued to develop his skills in community leadership. Matthew currently holds a board member position with BDPA Indianapolis chapter. He has utilized this position to help rebuild the BDPA chapter.

Additionally, Matthew has been both the Coordinator and Head Coordinator for the chapter's High School Computer Competition. The computer competition program has helped many high school youth in learning new skills, which they have applied in both case competitions as well as in their high school studies.

Finally, Matthew and his wife identified an opportunity to utilize their marriage as a ministry by participating in their church’s marriage ministry. They have actively participated in this ministry since 2006.

Matthew’s consistent, heart-felt passion for serving the Indianapolis community deserves recognition.
The BETF-Blog is proud to have seen Bro. Harvey in action with his HSCC students over the past few years. His team came in 15th place at the national championships held in Raleigh NC earlier this year. That is the highest placement by BDPA Indianapolis chapter in the history of the competition.

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