Pictured Above: David DeCamillis, Platte River Networks, VP Sales & Marketing, Co-Founder WIT Scholarship.
Lydia Wandamo, 2019 WIT Scholar. Kristyn Drennen, Platte River Networks, VP People & Culture
DENVER – January 30, 2019 – Platte River Networks, a Denver based leading managed IT services and cloud provider, is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Denver Scholarship Foundation’s Women in Technology (WIT) Scholarship. The WIT Scholarship recipients were recently honored at the Denver Scholarship Foundation’s Gathering of Gratitude.
“We are so proud and honored to provide our WIT scholarship to these amazing and deserving young women,” stated David DeCamillis, VP of Sales and Marketing at Platte River Networks and co-founder of the WIT Scholarship. “We created this scholarship six years ago in order to help motivate more young women to pursue degrees in the STEM fields. Through the help of the Denver Scholarship Foundation and the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce we were able to provide a record number of scholarships this year.”
The 2019 WIT Scholarship recipients included four young women who graduated from a Denver Public High School and are attending a two-year or four-year Colorado college or university pursuing a degree in a STEM field. One of the winners, Lydia Wandamo, graduated from Green Valley Ranch High School and is majoring in Game Development with a double minor in Japanese and Emergent Digital Practices at the University of Denver.
“I don’t even have words for how grateful I am to be receiving this scholarship,” said WIT Scholar Lydia Wandamo. “I had always been the kid who preferred math and science over any other class. This scholarship will be a tremendous help of cutting down the costs of my loans and allow me to take some time off from working and give me more time to study.”
About Platte River Networks
For the past 16 years, Platte River Networks, a technology consulting and managed services firm based in Denver, CO, has provided complete IT services to small-mid-enterprise businesses throughout the United States, with a prominent presence in their home state of Colorado. Their depth of expertise and commitment to quality has resulted in hundreds of diverse clients across a variety of industries. Platte River Networks provides infrastructure design, procurement, implementation, monitoring and management including security, help desk, projects and virtual CIO services. www.platteriver.com
About the Denver Scholarship Foundation
Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to inspire and empower Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) students to achieve their college goals. A direct service provider, DSF provides college and financial aid advice to Denver students and families and offers a renewable, need-based scholarship to support Scholars throughout their college careers. DSF also partners with colleges across Colorado to implement retention strategies that help Denver students complete their college education. DSF aims to create systemic change to prepare Denver’s youth to succeed in today’s evolving workforce. For more information, www.denverscholarship.org or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.