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Scholarship Committee’s scholarship committee has industry veterans from top education institutions like University of California, Stanford, and Syracuse University and former education department specialists that have helped design a highly effective and cost efficient scholarship program that solve the challenges and issues facing parents and students today.

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Dan Aldrich III

Daniel G. Aldrich III is a Senior Development Associate within the UC Office of the President. He is presently semi-retired from the University of California although he serves in the Office of the President part-time as Senior Development Associate for the UC System. He has served the System professionally for over 30 years and held Senior Administrative positions, at the Santa Cruz, Riverside and Irvine campuses, as well as the Office of the President. He received his B.S. Degree from UC Davis and Masters Cognate in Public Administration and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from UCLA. Aldrich is a Vietnam Era veteran serving on active duty from 1966-68 and then as a Reservist until Honorable Discharge as a Captain. He received the Army Commendation Medal for his Service. Professionally, he has overseen the development of fundraising efforts and helped secure in excess of a half a billion dollars in private support for the University System. He has received professional recognition from his professional association, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII, as its Tribute Award Winner in 1998. He is an active volunteer in his community serving as Past President of the Chamber of Commerce and United Way. He is also active in the local Rotary Club having helped create and manage a high school Scholarship Program that has raised an endowment of over $1 million and has awarded over $700,000 in student scholarships.

Paul Gandel

Paul Gandel is a professor in the School of Information Studies.  Previously he served as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Syracuse University. As Chief Information Officer he was responsible for all aspects for information technology and information service–computer services, voice and data networking, instructional services, business process improvement, and distanc learning. During his tenure as CIO he was instrumental in modernizing the University’s technology infrastructure and IT support services to ensure that SU remain competitive with the growing demands of providing high-quality information resources for research, teaching, and student learning environments. He was also responsible for initiating and developing the Green Data Center at Syracuse, one of the “greenest” data centers in the world.

Before coming to Syracuse University, Gandel was Vice Provost and Dean of Libraries at University of Rhode Island. Before Rhode Island, Gandel was Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer at the Ohio University, Senior Director of Academic Computing and Associate Professor of Library Science at the University of North Texas, Supervisor of the Computing Technology Group at Bell Laboratories, Head of Media Services at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and Director of the Research Library at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He has also done work internationally as a Senior Consultant and Interim CIO for Singapore Management University.

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Robyn Brinks Lockwood

Robyn Brinks Lockwood teaches courses in English listening, speaking, and writing for international graduate students. She is also the education coordinator of the American Language and Culture undergraduate summer program. She is an active member of the international TESOL organization, serves as an ad hoc consultant for the Publishing Professional Council, and is a past chair of the Materials Writers Interest Section. She is a frequent presenter at TESOL regional and international conferences. Robyn has edited and written numerous textbooks, online courses, video programs, and teacher’s ancillaries for reading, writing, listening, and speaking English courses and TOEFL preparation. Her publications include those of Macmillan Education, University of Michigan Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson, and McGraw-Hill.

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