Saturday, September 10, 2016

LaRae Adams Uses Her Johnson & Johnson Scholarship at Tuskegee University

LaRae Adams * Tuskegee University
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that Johnson & Johnson awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to ten (10) students. One of those students is LaRae Adams of Tuskegee University. She will use the scholarship funding to support her education in Computer Science Information Systems.

As a college freshman, LaRae was named to the Tuskegee University Dean's List & Honor Roll. During her educational years, She was employed part-time on campus as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Registrar. This past summer, she worked at Archer Daniels Midland Company as a Project Management Services Intern.

For the last three years, LaRae held memberships and leadership positions on campus in Association for Computer Machinery, National Society of Black Engineers, California Club Public Relations Committee, Tuskegee University Events Committee and Heavenly Heels, an organization that donates lightly worn high heel shoes to middle and high schools for graduation and proms. This past December, LaRae became a member of the Tuskegee Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, an organization that recognizes academic excellence and leadership.

When asked to share his thoughts on being a Johnson & Johnson scholar, LaRae wrote,

"In June 2015, I joined the Greater Birmingham chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) through Tuskegee University. The organization is heavily involved in student mentoring, academic support through scholarships, and providing internship and valuable networking opportunities. My participation with BDPA has enabled me to establish a relationship with a mentor, who has offered information about career options. BDPA has also had an impact by introducing me to scholarship availability. Upon submitting applications, I was awarded scholarships from Oracle Corporation and Johnson & Johnson. My association with BDPA enabled me to receive much-needed financial assistance to support the continuance of my studies.

Following graduation, I plan to be a Business Analyst or Project Manager for an established and successful company whose corporate governance provides for outreach that supports offering a helping hand that contributes to the advancement of the community and world."

BDPA is blessed to have such a young and talented student on board as BDPA student member and a winner of the Johnson & Johnson Scholarship. We look forward to supporting LaRae's career as she seeks to advance in the technology industry!

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