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Tragedy to Triumph: How T-Mobile’s Tuition Assistance Program Helped One Employee Regain Confidence and Earn an MBA

A key company benefit gave Team of Experts rep Qadirah Bridgeman the boost she needed to fulfill a dream.
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By Jason Adams

Qadirah Bridgeman has long had a passion for higher learning. After she graduated college with a B.S. in political studies from Adelphi University, she won a summer fellowship in public policy at Harvard.

At 22, she was well on her way to law school and fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer.

And then, as it so often does, life intervened. “I got pregnant and started my family,” she says now. “I realized how important it was for me to be there for them.” Which meant putting her own dream on hold, to help create new ones for her children.

Science ATL Receives International Paper Foundation Grant

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Science ATL Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation. Funds will support Science ATL’s programs to strengthen youth engagement and leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

An Amgen Scholar Travels to New Opportunities

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The path from Amgen Scholars to working at a major pharmaceutical company has been anything but linear for Jan Botthof. Between his undergraduate work, PhD program, and now as a trainee in the International Future Leadership Program for Product Supply at Bayer, Botthof has taken time to try different roles and figure out the best balance of science in his career. Through his journey, Botthof has learned that many career options are available to those with science skills that go beyond traditional benchwork.

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States, to Serve as Keynote Speaker at the 30th Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast

Event transitions from televised event to streaming online exclusively at mlkbreakfast.com.
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MINNEAPOLIS, December 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States, will serve as keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday breakfast on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Minneapolis Armory.

Organized in partnership by General Mills and United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the event’s theme is “Rise Up: Standing Together for Positive Change.”

A Cleveland School is the First to Receive Verizon 5G

By: Taiia Smart Young
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Khalid Jennings’ eyes are hidden behind a VR headset as he grips and maneuvers controllers with both hands. He’s focused on correctly arranging planets in the solar system. Confident, Khalid circles the galaxy to “grab” Mars and place it between Earth and Jupiter.

Hands down, VR is his favorite activity in the 5G Innovation Learning Lab at Entrepreneurship Prep (Cliffs Campus). “VR is really cool because it’s like stepping into a n­­ew universe,” Khalid says, sticking his face into the virtual sun for fun. “It feels like technology on top of technology.”

Check Out These Personal Accounts from the 2019 Amgen Scholars Program

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Each summer hundreds of undergraduates step into some of the world’s premier research universities and institutions to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program. Students conduct hands-on research in the lab alongside top faculty, participate in seminars and networking events, and take part in symposia with their peers and leading scientists.

Since 2007, Amgen Scholars have come from 52 U.S. states and territories, 73 countries and represented over 750 colleges and universities.

Dallas-Area Teens Receive the ‘Gift of Tech’ From Comerica Bank This Holiday Season

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Comerica Bank surprised 22 Dallas-area high school students from the Project Still I Rise Urban Scholars Program with technology packs at their holiday community service project on Thursday evening.  The students decorated Buckeye Commons Head Start, a school where they often serve, and later were presented with personal laptops and accompanying accessories (bag and mouse) and service plans as a reward for their hard work and dedication in the classroom and community.

Blackbaud Demonstrates Continued Growth and Momentum of High-Impact Solutions for Higher Education

A year after introducing the Cloud Solution for Higher Education, Blackbaud continues to drive innovation and introduce solutions to manage the complete student lifecycle
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Tsinghua University Amgen Scholars Program 2019

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Amgen Scholars at the Tsinghua University consists of eight weeks of intensive research program in a wide range of fields in biomedical sciences. The accepted applicants will join a faculty’s laboratory and involve in one or more specific research projects. Each Scholar will have a faculty member as his/her mentor. In addition, a postdoc, a technician or a graduate student will be assigned to train and assist the student in the lab.

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