Friday, April 20, 2012

Message from National BDPA President

The National BDPA Board of Directors (NBOD) meeting was held last month. Our executive officers continued their work on the Strategic Plan for 2012. The Strategic Plan is a fluid and living document. It helps guide our National Executive Committee and enables them to ensure that we accomplish the priorities that have been set forth by the NBOD.

On the horizon, we have the 34th National BDPA Technology Conference in Baltimore, Maryland scheduled for August. This year, in partnership with CompTIA, we will offer certification classes on Monday and Tuesday. We will also have an panel and reception on Tuesday evening focused on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The panel will discuss “Broadening the Participation of Minorities in STEM at HBCUs”.

The general sessions will run from August 1-4, 2012. The Career Fair will take place on Friday and Saturday, so spruce up your resumes and come prepared to meet our sponsors. Our final event is the Saturday evening Awards Gala – come prepared to dress to impress.

Mark your calendars and save the first week of August 2012 for your association! National BDPA will be celebrating the members who have been so dedicated to our mission since the formation of the association in 1975.

I wish to thank all of our members in assisting us with our common goal in advancing careers in technology.

Warm regards,
Monique Berry, president
National BDPA

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