Durham Public Education Network Awards IBM; Dave Benevides Receives Prestigious Josephine Clement Award.
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The Durham Public Education Network (DPEN) presented the Josephine Dobbs Clement Award for Exemplary Community Leadership today to David E.Benevides, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) Corporate Community Relations 1. The relationship between military and civilian communities.
2. Those public affairs programs that address issues of interest to the general public, business, academia, veterans, Service organizations, military-related associations, and other non-news media entities. Regional Director and Mary Ann Black Ann Black is a member of the British Labour Party's National Executive Committee (NEC), and is part of the Grassroots Alliance group of NEC members.
As a constituency representative elected directly by individual members of the Labour Party, Ann Black reports back after , Associate Vice President for Community Affairs for the Duke University Health System.
The award recognizes individuals who have made an impact on improving public education in Durham.
"This award is a tribute to the commitment of the IBM Corporation to systemic educational improvement and the thousands of IBM employees who volunteered - and continue to volunteer -- in the Durham Public Schools," said Benevides. "Through efforts such as Reinventing Education and IBM On Demand Community, we have formed a lasting partnership that is directly benefiting the children of Durham."
During the 2002-2003 school year, 45 schools in the Durham Public School System met or exceeded NC accountability goals. The schools turned in their highest performance ever in reading, writing and mathematics on NC end-of-grade tests.
IBM Investment in Durham Public Schools
In 1997, the Durham Public School System received an $875,000 IBM Reinventing Education grant that provided equipment and technical support for establishing online communications among teachers, administrators, students and parents.
Since the initial grant, additional investments have been made that assist teachers in online development of lesson plans and other technology applications and training.
In November 2003, IBM launched "On Demand Community," a new corporate initiative that supports and encourages volunteerism in schools and community agencies by providing employees with valuable technology assets they can share - for free- where they volunteer. This initiative has so far attracted more than 11,000 IBM employees, including more than 600 in the Triangle Area.
The global scale of this initiative makes it a new paradigm New Paradigm
In the investing world, a totally new way of doing things that has a huge effect on business.
The word "paradigm" is defined as a pattern or model, and it has been used in science to refer to a theoretical framework. when it comes to effective volunteerism. IBMers from Raleigh to Durham to Cary to Charlotte to New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , London, Argentina and Japan -- indeed anywhere IBM does business -- now have access to the same tools and resources, with the potential to provide the same impact to their local schools and charitable organizations.
The Josephine Dobbs Clement Award is named for a former Durham community and civil rights leader. The award is given to individuals who are "change agents" and who personify per·son·i·fy
tr.v. per·son·i·fied, per·son·i·fy·ing, per·son·i·fies
1. To think of or represent (an inanimate object or abstraction) as having personality or the qualities, thoughts, or movements of a living being: Mrs. Clement's spirit and dedication to the improvement of public education, development of leadership for public schools, and encouragement of Durham's diverse community to support schools.
Past winners of the award are: Scott T. Gardner (1995); John H. Lucas Jr. (1996); Edgar D. Murphy III (1998); Mary D. Holderness (199); Julius L. Chambers (2000) and Nannerl O. Keohane Nannerl "Nan" Overholser Keohane (born September 18, 1940, in Blytheville, Arkansas) is an American political theorist and former president of Wellesley College and Duke University. (2000); Dr. LeRoy T. Walker LeRoy T. Walker (born June 14, 1918) was the first black president of the United States Olympic Committee. In the 1996 Olympics, Dr. Walker was delegated to lead a 10,000 member group of the most talented athletes in the world. (2002); John Burness (2002); Dr. Phail Wynn (2002); Dr. Joan D. Barber (2003); and William A. Shore (2003).
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