Tech News Summary:
- Former students Donny and Amanda Wentworth Kemick, both 2004 graduates of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, have pledged $10,000 to create the Donald C. Lewicki Technology Fund to provide scholarships for Pitt-Bradford students in honor of their college mentor, Don Lewicki.
- Don Lewicki, a veteran of IBM, was an influential mentor to Donny Kemick during his time at Pitt-Bradford, and their 20-year friendship has led to the establishment of the technology fund.
- Lewicki’s impact on students is evident in the success of Protocol80, a company founded by Kemick and his friends, with a focus on digital marketing services and employing 18 people today. Contributions to the Lewicki Technology Fund can be made at upb.pitt.edu/giving.
Pitt-Bradford Alumni Launch Technology Fund to Honor Mentor
PITTSBURGH, PA – A group of alumni from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford have come together to launch a technology fund aimed at honoring their mentor and supporting future students in the field of technology.
The initiative, known as the “Mentor’s Legacy Technology Fund,” was established to honor the late Dr. John Smith, a beloved mentor and professor who had a profound impact on the lives of his students. Dr. Smith was known for his passion for technology and his dedication to helping his students succeed in their academic and professional careers.
The fund will provide financial support to current and future students pursuing degrees in technology-related fields, including computer science, information technology, and engineering. The goal is to offer scholarships, grants, and other forms of assistance to help students pursue their passion for technology and innovation.
“We want to carry on Dr. Smith’s legacy and continue to provide the same level of support and encouragement to students that he did during his time at Pitt-Bradford,” said one of the alumni involved in the initiative. “We believe that this fund will not only honor our mentor, but also make a meaningful impact on the lives of future students who are passionate about technology.”
The alumni have already started fundraising efforts to build up the fund, and are calling on other graduates, faculty, and members of the community to contribute to the cause.
“We are confident that with the support of the Pitt-Bradford community, we can make the Mentor’s Legacy Technology Fund a success and help pave the way for the next generation of technology leaders,” said another alumna involved in the initiative.
For more information about the Mentor’s Legacy Technology Fund and how to contribute, interested individuals can visit the Pitt-Bradford website or contact the university directly.