The student, Veronica Caballero, of Union City, will be a freshman at ADHC, where come September she'll major in architecture. The scholarship will cover Caballero's tuition, board and fees for four years.
Renard Communications, Springfield, publishes Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, a magazine and website (www.diversitycareers.com) that cover career issues for engineers and information technology professionals who are women, minorities or people with disabilities.
In addition to its publishing activities, Renard Communications is a supporter of minority technical education at the University of Denver, Colorado, where the company provides scholarships to three undergraduate women in technical and business majors. The company also contributes to the St Labré Indian School, UNICEF, Fresh Air Fund, Doctors Without Borders, the Heartland AIDS fund and the ASPCA.Roberta Renard, of Summit, said she chose to endow a scholarship at NJIT because of its commitment to educating inner city, minority students and women, especially in technical fields such as engineering, architecture and information technology.
"We wanted the scholarship to go to a female or a minority majoring in a technological field, and NJIT is an inner-city school with diverse students," Renard said. "It's important for minorities and women to have rich and rewarding technology careers that will also give them financial independence. In educating those students, NJIT has a big impact on the community."
Renard started Renard Communications in 1993 to publish Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology. "I saw that there was a need for a publication focused on technical careers for these under-represented groups," she explained. Diversity/Careers, which celebrates its ninth anniversary this year, has been a successful recruitment vehicle for a wide range of companies that want to reach out to the minority technical community.
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