THE PIPELINE September 2001 Volume 1, Issue 2 BDPA-Dallas (972) 407.6895Special InterestArticles:• Jonathan Johnson is National Merit Semi-Finalist Merit Scholar Semi- finalist. Jonathan Johnson, Senior, and scholarships that began Conference in Chicago. The Science and Engineering in 1955. team placed fifth overall in• BDPA Officer Magnet at Townview, is a competition. Elections coming in semi-finalist in National Jonathan has been part of the October. Merit program. From more SITES programs for several Student Information than 50,000 initial years and is part of a family Technology Education &• Monthly Meeting is participants, Jonathan is of SITES participants. His Scholarship (SITES) mission September 25, 2001. among the 16,000 students brother, Christopher Johnson is: to simply increase the that have reached this level. the current Coordinator of number of computer literate Jonathan graduates in the the High School Computer teens in the inner-city by 2002 and plans to attend Competition team, was also offering a challenging, University of Texas at a member of SITES. competitive, esteem- Dallas. building, state-of-the-art We are always proud of our program, that will train these National Merit Scholarship SITES members. Recently, youths in todays technology Program is a privately our team represented us well today. Individual financed academic during the 23rd National competition for recognition Highlights: President 2 BDPA-Dallas Monthly Meeting In Memory of.. 2 On September 25, 2001, the Microsoft Certified Systems Upcoming Events New Members 4 BDPA-Dallas chapter will Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft • October Monthly Meeting host its monthly meeting. Certified Professional + October 23 2001 James Gray, founder, Internet, and Microsoft Location: TBD Custom Design Electronics Certified Trainer (MCT) Election of Officers (CDE) is our speaker. His certifications. He plans to topic, Wireless LAN and receive his Microsoft • November Monthly Meeting VoIP. Mr. Gray has been Windows 2000 (MCSE) November 27, 2001 working with computers certification by August 2001. • December Monthly Meeting since 1987. He recently Look for more information Be our guest and become received a Bachelor of Fine our family member. The Arts (BFA) from The • January Monthly Meeting meeting location is Center University of Texas at • January 22, 2002 for Community Cooperation Arlington. Other educational located at 2900 Live Oak • Black Family Technology achievements include: Street in Dallas, TX. Awareness Week Associate of Applied Science February 4-10, 2002 (AAS) in Computer The October meeting focuses Location: Urban League Technology from Eastfield on election of 2002 officers. College. He has received the
The Pipeline Page 2 of 4 T.G.I.T. (Thank God It’s Today) In deference to the recent leave this "place", but I do to past no matter what. heart-wrenching events, I am control how I invest my Let us internalize the compelled to seize time. It is up to each of us to importance of making today this moment to underscore extract as much that special day; the day to the importance of Today. value from our lives as tell our friends and families Oftentimes, we find possible, if not, we are we love them; the day to ourselves saying "I cant wait not manifesting smile; the day to make a until Friday, Saturday", "I how thankful we are for that difference by helping others; cant wait until the three-day day. Im convinced the the day to be thankful; the weekend" and for some "I greatest gift we can give is to day to do just a little more; cant wait until Monday". To make the most of our lives. the day to be at peace with this end, I encourage you to The philosophy of your place in the world, and adopt the T.G.I.T making the most of each day above all the day to say philosophy--Thank God Its means you must be selective T.G.I.T-Thank God Its Today. This philosophy with your time. Oftentimes Today! says in spite of the congeries you hear people say I need to of events, situations, Im still practice better time- going to make the most of management in order get “T.G.I.T philosophy-- this day. This philosophy involved with a relevant Thank God Its Today.” says I am not going to wait activity or worthwhileDavid Trammell, BDPA- on a special occasion to do organization. Let it be my best. This philosophy known, there is no such thing Dallas Chapter says I am not going to put as time-management. Time President” off making a contribution will pass by whether you outside of myself. expend your evenings My personal philosophy watching the electronic (creed) is to make my dash income reducer or engaged "--" count. This means, I in an enjoyable hobby or had no control over when other fulfilling activity. In I discovered America (was other words, you can only born) nor do I have any manage your activities control over when I will because time will continue In Honor of Our Member, Veronica Ruben Veronica Ruben was a friend In addition to prayer, one and a very active member thing that we can do in honor Veronica, during my tenure as BDPA of Veronica and her husband we will miss you! President. is to give financial support to their kids (Andrea, Andrew, She served as corresponding and Brandon). secretary, participated on the membership committee, To assist the family, chaperoned the students at contributions can be made to the national conference, and the Ruben Family Trust worked the BDPA career fair Fund that has been booths on a regular basis. established at Bank of America for the kids. Also, her daughter , Andrea, participated in the computer training program.
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2002 BDPA National Conference BDPA-Dallas The 24th Annual National to Ownership. This career skills development. Conference will be at conference provides an Disney’s Contemporary The Career Fair & Technology opportunity for employers, Resort in Orlando, FL, Expo is also planned on career professionals, students BDPA Dallas Chapter August 7-11, 2002. The August 9-10, 2001. P O BOX 815783 and career seekers to DALLAS TX, 75381 2002 National Conference network and pursue Visit the National website will prove to be one of the resources for IT talent and www.bdpa.org or ask a BDPA PHONE: most dynamic events in the skilled professionals. The executive board member for a organization’s history. conference provides critical registration brochure. (972)407.6895 information on technology The theme is, Changing the See you in Orlando!!!! trends, business skills, Culture of IT: From Access management training, and IT E-MAIL: prez@bdpa- dallas.org Welcome New BDPA Members When you see these new We are proud to announce the Student Members: members at our next meeting, following new members to the welcome them. BDPA-Dallas family: Aquinzander Raye Roshonda Townsend Full Members: Courtney Jones Curlee Jones Geraldine Briggs Johnathan Johnson About Our Organization…We’re on the Web! BDPA is a non-for-profit plus IT professionals from Information on the location See us at: organization with a mission the Greater Dallas Metroplex of the monthly meeting canwww.bdpa-dallas.org to promote professional area. We conduct the be found on our website, growth of our members and General Meetings the fourth http://www.bdpa-dallas.org. give back to the community. Tuesday of every month. All Currently, the Dallas of these meetings are free membership consists of 80 and open to the public. BDPA-DALLAS P O BOX 815783DALLAS TX, 75381