Three Alabama State University computer information system (CIS) majors will each be awarded $5,000 “Education for Industry” scholarships for the 2019 – 2020 academic school year due to their proficiency and scholarship in their academic majors by the Montgomery Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) education foundation.

The three ASU scholarship winners are Palmer Graham, Eric Sharper, and Jimarian Smith, and each will receive formal presentations of their scholarships at a luncheon held in conjunction with the Montgomery Information Technology Summit (MITS) at the Renaissance Hotel on May 21, at noon, said Dr. Kamal Hingorani, dean of ASU’s Vaughn College of Business Administration (COBA).

“The Montgomery Chapter of AFCEA is a strong supporter of Alabama State University’s COBA computer information system program and its students,” Hingorani said. “We are proud of our students, and thank the Montgomery chapter’s members for awarding these three tuition scholarships to our deserving CIS students.”

The University’s business college dean added that AFCEA also has a long history of supporting more than ASU’s students.

“We also wish to thank Montgomery’s AFCEA chapter members for their overall support of ASU’s scholarly efforts that support the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.), which includes their support of ASU’s  annual CAMP-IT, which helps River Region teen students to develop a greater interest in and obtain scholarly information about pursuing a S.T.E.M. education in college once they graduate high school,” Hingorani added.

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News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.


– This release written by Kenneth Mullinax/ASU.



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