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Innovation Expo 2014 @ Morehouse College

S P E C I A L   H O S T  C H A P T E R   A N N O U N C E M E N T

EXPO 2014: Igniting Innovative Ideas: Addressing Global Challenges

Host Chapter: BDPA ATLANTA

Come join us on 
April 16-17, 2014 at Morehouse College's 8th Annual Innovation Expo!

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Select here to watch BDPA's HSCC Alumnus, Francisco Nunez, fromBDPA HSCC 2010 Alumnus | Francisco Nunez last year's Expo in 2013.

Nunez graduates from Morehouse College this year

Established in 2006, this event is the longest running program of its kind dedicated to providing a national platform for stakeholders from Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Minority Serving Institutions (HBCUs/MIs) to gain visibility, experience, and training on how to translate innovative ideas and research into viable businesses.

BDPA Members, contact National BDPA, BDPA Atlanta, or bdpatoday via for additional details if available and attending.

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BDPA-DC names NBDPA Silver Sponsor, U.S. Navy, 2013 Federal Sponsor of the Year

photo by Catherine Williamson | bdpatoday  © 2013

Pictured above (L-R) during 35th Anniversary award ceremonies are Mr. Perry Carter, BDPA-DC; Captain Lourdes Neilan, USN; Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, USN; Captain Cynthia Macri, USN; Ms. Shirley Copeland, N134; and Mr. Terry Halvorsen, DONCIO. 

National BDPA Silver Sponsor:  U.S. Navy

2013 World High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Champions | BDPA SMN

National BDPA's Southern Minnesota (SMN) Chapter, Rochester, MN, regained the High School Computer Competition (HSCC) crown for 2013.

Students, volunteers and leaders were once again industry 'Rock Stars' during the 2013 National BDPA Technology Conference! IBM and The Mayo Clinic are local sponsors for BDPA SMN whose HSCC Teams have successfully captured seven (7) out of the last nine (9) HSCC titles during the National HSCC Scholarship rounds.

© 2013 BDPA | Photo credit: Charlie Perkins

Internet Pioneer Emmit J. McHenry to be Honored During 35th Anniversary Gala

Internet Pioneer Emmit J. McHenry To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award during 35th Anniversary Gala in Washington

.COM | Network Solutions, Inc. founder at the right place at the right time

Emmit J. McHenryWashington, D.C.--Emmit J. McHenry will be honored by National BDPA's Washington, D.C. Chapter during the host chapter's 35th Anniversary Banquet and Awards Gala, Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Washington, Navy Yard Conference Center.

Mr. McHenry is a founding Principal of Archura, LLC, holding the position of Chairman and CEO. Mr. McHenry founded several companies prior to Archura, LLC. They include NetCom Solutions International, Inc. and Network Solutions, Inc., the Internet domain name service provider.

Mr. McHenry has held management positions with IBM, Connecticut General, Union Mutual, and Allstate Insurance Company, where he served in several positions including regional vice president for the five northwestern states (Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii). He has held positions on the Executive Committee for the Council on Competitiveness and the Board of Directors for James Martin Government Intelligence and Global Technology, L.L.C. Mr. McHenry has a BA in Communications from the University of Denver, passed the qualifying exam for a PhD after receiving his MA in Communications from Northwestern, and holds an Honorary Ph.D. from Shaw University. Mr. McHenry is a Service Disabled Veteran, having served as a Communications officer in the United States Marine Corps.

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NBDPA Platinum Sponsor donates Notebook PCs to regional HSCC Finalists

Washington--On Saturday, August 10, 2013, National BDPA (NBDPA) Platinum Sponsor, HP, presented new HP ENVY 15t-j000 Quad Edition Notebook PCs with Beats Audio, to student finalists selected for the national capital region's High School Computer Competition (HSCC) team. This year's finalists are representing the region's Host Chapter and "Home Team", BDPA Washington (BDPA-DC), during NBDPA's HSCC Scholarship round. HSCC student members from BDPA Atlanta's 2012 team, are the nation's reigning National HSCC Champions.

Competition for the 2013 National HSCC Championship and HSCC Scholarship Rounds begin August 15th and 16th at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, D.C. Winners will be announced Saturday evening, August 17th, during the 35th Annual National BDPA Technology Conference and Awards Gala. 

© 2013 bdpatoday | photos by Charlene Robinson

Pictured above (L-R) are BDPA-DC Student Members Airrund Woolen, Junior, Charles Flowers High School, Prince George's County; Beleicia Bullock, Junior, The Maret School, District of Columbia; Michael Wood, Senior, Charles Flowers High School, Prince Georges County; Jeff Henderson, HP, Director Business Transformation and Small Business/Partnership Programs; Alex Li, Senior, Poolesville High School, Montgomery County, and Team Captain, Nnedimma Ugochuku, Senior, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, District of Columbia.  

Video | "HSCC, Arriving!"

Powerful new video featuring a testimonial from one of National BDPA's High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Alumna--now a U.S. Navy Officer. 



Andre Gudger | Director

Mr. Andre J. Gudger was appointed by the President as the Director of the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) in March 2011. Mr. Gudger serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on small business matters.

Mr. Gudger will provide keynote remarks during National BDPA's Small Business Advance Program Briefing to Industry (APBI) and Round-Table discussions during this year's 35th annual technology conference. Topics will include NDAA 2013 highlights, STEM, and TECH Inculsion teaming opportunities for National BDPA members, small business owners, sponsors and stakeholders.

Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:00 AM | Cabinet Room
Washington Hilton


2012 World High School Computer Competition (#HSCC) Champions Crowned | BDPA ATLANTA

BDPA Atlanta chapter students, volunteers and leaders were the 'Rock Stars' of the 2012 National BDPA Technology Conference! 2012 has definitely been 'YOA' (Year of Atlanta) as demonstrated by our new World HSCC Champions.

(Pictured L-R) Mr. Sunheng Taing; Mr. Allen Warner; Ms. Felicia Jones, President BDPA Atlanta; Mr. Yash Shirsath; and Mr. James Nguyen. For the first time in competition history, the BDPA Atlanta HSCC team had a perfect programming score during the 34th annual National BDPA Technology Conference and 26th National High School Computer Competition (HSCC.) This year's events were co-hosted by National BDPA and BDPA's Baltimore Chapter.

Photo credit: Theresa Williams/BETF

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