Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
Intervise, a leading IT consulting company for the federal government, announced today that Intervise CEO Michael Priddy has been awarded the Educational Foundation Special Award of Merit from Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International. The merit award recognizes the exceptional commitment on the part of individuals who are dedicated to the mission of AFCEA education.
As Vice President of Education for AFCEA Bethesda for the past four years, Priddy has paved new ground in advancing STEM education, including the development of grant programs to assist minorities and girls in pursuing technical degrees, promoting interest in STEM to over 250 middle school students, and using his experience in collaborating with university partners and grantees to create a pathway from Middle School to Baccalaureate STEM programs.
“This award is well deserved by Mike for his groundbreaking work creating new STEM pathways, work which serves as a model for school systems across the country as they try to drive more interest in STEM education,” said AFCEA Bethesda President, Leslie Steele. “AFCEA Bethesda applauds MIke's dedication to and vision for to this essential cause.”
“I’m humbled and honored to receive this award”, said Michael Priddy, CEO for Intervise. “Our AFCEA Bethesda chapter has worked hard to create new pathways for STEM education for girls and minorities and it has been extremely rewarding to help lead the initiative.”
Additionally, as part of the award ceremony, the AFCEA Bethesda chapter won the prestigious Harry C. Ingles Award in the very large category, an award bestowed upon chapters that have most significantly contributed to the goals of AFCEA and two additional AFCEA Bethesda members were also recognized for their dedicated individual support of the AFCEA mission.