Winners Announced for the 2013 Illinois Technology Foundation Fifty for the Future®
50 College and 10 High School Students from Illinois recognized as technology industry’s best and brightest students
October 18, 2013 | CHICAGO – The Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fueling the technology workforce in Illinois, announced the top 60 Illinois technology students for 2013. The program, in its 7th year, recognizes 50 college students and 10 high school students from around the state.
The formal recognition program will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center on November 12, 2013. In addition to the recognition, each student and their nominating faculty receive a $1,000 scholarship to apply to training at Directions Training.
Please join us in congratulating this year’s Awardees.
|Safia||Abdalla||Northside College Prep High School|
|Zeina||Abdul Samad||Illinois Institute of Technology|
|Maxim||Agaronov||Robert Morris University|
|Ayesha||Ahmed||Oakton Community College|
|Patrick||Andrade||Northside College Prep|
|Edgar||Barron||Benito Juarez Community Academy|
|Sharaka||Berry||George Westinghouse College Prep|
|Ali||Bhujwala||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Cary||Child||Robert Morris University|
|Tyler||Crane||Robert Morris University|
|Recep||Dereli||Wilbur Wright College|
|Jimmy||Dover Jr.||George Westinghouse College Prep|
|Christopher||Durham||Illinois State University|
|Najib||El Tecle||Northwestern University|
|Matthew||Galloway||Notre Dame College Prep|
|Rachel||Harsley||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|McClinton||Hoover||Governors State University|
|Guadalupe||Huerta||Lindblom Math and Science Academy|
|Scott||Krieder||Illinois Institute of Technology|
|Marco||Maggioni||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Athena||Mascarenhas||Loyola University Chicago|
|Victor||Mateevitsi||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Trushitha||Narla||Northside College Preparatory High School|
|Joseph||Ponton||Governors State University|
|Kimberlt||Poole||Governors State University|
|Laureano||Raymond||Robert Morris University|
|Gina||Richard||Governors State University|
|Laurence||Shaw II||ic stars|
|Tara||Smith||Barrington High School|
|Victoria||Spencer||George Westinghouse College Prep|
|Tom||Targosz||Moraine Valley Community College|
|Eric||Tendian||Illinois Institute of Technology|
|Nisarg||Thakkar||College of Dupage|
|Mario||Vankinscott||Morris Graduate School of Management|
|Juan||Vasquez Jr.||Lewis University|
|Abril||Vela||Northside College Prep|
The annual event, Fifty for the Future®, continues to build awareness of the talent of tomorrow for the Illinois’ technology ecosystem. ITF is proud to carry on the tradition of highlighting and supporting the future workforce of Illinois.
About the Illinois Technology Foundation
The Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF) is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the development of the technology pipeline in the State of Illinois.
ITF is a grassroots organization with over 300 passionate volunteers that are focused on developing and retaining the best IT talent and leadership in Illinois by bringing real-world career opportunities to the classroom. In doing this, we enrich the careers of students by helping them find meaningful employment that allows them to pursue their technical aspirations and make valuable contributions to their employers.
ITF focuses on three core areas:
- Assisting college students in the transition from academia to industry
- Working with k-12 students, encouraging them to pursue a career in technology
- Supporting corporations (hiring community) in the continuous development of their technology staff.