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  • 19 Jul 2019 5:51 PM | Lillian Rivera (Administrator)


    7x24 Exchange, DC Chapter, partnered with Women Giving Back (WGB) organization and held a backpack and school supply party on Thursday, July 18th.  The 7x24 organization and members purchased backpacks and school supplies for elementary and middle/high school students.  Along with the necessary supplies, an inspirational note was hand written and placed in over 60 backpacks for each child that will receive through this program.  This jump started the backpack/school supplies donation drive for WGB who’s mission is to support women and children in crises, and build their confidence and self-esteem.  Last year WGB provided 460 children from low‐income families (most in shelters) with back to school supplies. 

    Women Giving Back’s main purpose is to provide great quality clothing at no cost, assisted by caring and committed volunteers who offer personalized service and interaction.  Their clients have the opportunity to ‘shop’ in WGB’s store for clothing and shoes for themselves and their families.  They also have special shopping events throughout the year in celebrating Valentine’s Day, Prom, Mother’s Day, Back to School, Halloween and even provide toys at Santa’s workshop in December.  These events are held in their seasonal room in which inventory changes based on the time of year.

    WGB is a registered 501(c) organization located in Sterling, Virginia.  In 2018 they were able to serve over 9,960 women and children that needed their services.   Women Giving Back is run primarily through their volunteer program.   How can you help? 

    For more information: https://womengivingback.org   


  • 19 Jul 2019 5:44 PM | Lillian Rivera (Administrator)

    The 7x24 Exchange DC Chapter Education Committee is pleased to have selected twelve outstanding recipients for the 2019-2020 Shariar Zaimi Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established to recognize exceptional full-time students enrolled in an engineering program who are pursuing an education in an engineering or computer science field that supports the data center industry.  Thanks to the support of our sponsors throughout the year we were able to grant $33,000 in awards this year!  Since the program’s inception in 2012, the 7x24 Exchange DC Chapter has awarded 61 scholarships with a total value of $161,000.

    This year, two awards are valued at $5,000, three are valued at $3,000 and five are valued at $2,500 each.  In addition, two recipients from a two-year community college have been awarded scholarships valued at $1,000 and $500. 

    Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients!  They include:

    1. Robert Patina - $5000 Award (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, General Engineering)
    2. Catherine Bennett - $5,000 Award (Clarkson University, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering)
    3. Sam Caplea - $3,000 Award (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Mechanical Engineering)
    4. Seth Denmark - $3,000 Award (Rochester Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering)
    5. Nicholas Scoggins - $3,000 Award (University of Virginia, Systems Engineering)
    6. Henry Trochlil - $2,500 Award (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, General Engineering)
    7. Megan McCoskey - $2,500 (Clarkson University, Environmental Engineering)
    8. Alec Souders - $2,500 (Christopher Newport University, Computer Science Engineering)
    9. Reagan Bird - $2,500 (University of Mary Washington, Computer Science Engineering)
    10. Jeremy Lunn - $2,500 (James Madison University, General Engineering)
    11. Jayden Henson - $1,000 (Northern Virginia Community College, Civil Engineering)
    12. Justin Krebbs - $500 (Northern Virginia Community College, Data Center Operations)


  • 07 Jun 2018 2:19 PM | Lillian Rivera (Administrator)

    The 7x24 Exchange DC Chapter Education Committee is pleased to have selected eleven outstanding recipients for the 2018-2019 Shariar Zaimi Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established to recognize exceptional full-time students enrolled in an engineering program who are pursuing an education in an engineering or computer science field that supports the data center industry.  Thanks to the support of our sponsors throughout the year we were able to grant $32,500 in awards this year! 

    The top two awards are valued at $5,000 and 9 are valued at $2,500 each.  The recipients include:

    Eugene DeNezza - $5,000 Award - Embry – Riddle Aeronautical University, Mechanical Engineering

    Josh Ford - $5,000 Award - University of Pittsburgh, Computer Science

    Wyatt Brisbane - Drexel University, Electrical Engineering

    Brian Bucaro - Penn State University, Mechanical Engineering     

    Jeremy Ford - Penn State University, Computer Science

    David Fehrle - Virginia Tech, General Engineering 

    Ryan Heiser - University of Maryland, General Engineering    

    Megan McCoskey - Clarkson University, Environmental Engineering 

    Brandon Meyer - Clemson University, General Engineering 

    Joel Stahr - Cedarville University, Mechanical Engineering 

    Brandon Young - University of Maryland, Aerospace Engineering 

    The chapter is honored to provide these scholarships in memory of Shariar Zaimi, a great engineer, leader, mentor, and entrepreneur that devoted so much of his life to the engineering industry.

  • 22 Mar 2018 3:51 PM | Lillian Rivera (Administrator)

    The 7x24 Exchange DC Chapter is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for students who are pursuing an education in an Engineering field that supports the data center industry. Visit our homepage to upload the 2018-2019 Scholarship Application.

    *Must be a DC Chapter member to sponsor a student.

  • 26 Feb 2018 3:44 PM | Lillian Rivera (Administrator)

    The Washington, DC chapter of the 7x24 Exchange has named Ross Rebraca as DC Chapter President.  Rebraca, an active member of the chapter for more than 20 years, has served on various committees including Partnerships, Membership and Golf. He also served as executive vice president on the Board of Directors from 2014 to 2018.

    7x24 DC Rebraca President Press Release with Headshot.pdf

     

  • 28 Jun 2013 10:36 AM | Lillian Rivera (Administrator)
    The Shariar Zaimi 7x24 Exchange DC Chapter Scholarship

    The 7x24 Exchange, Washington, DC Chapter is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Shariar Zaimi Scholarship program.  The application for the scholarships is now available .  A total of five, $2,500 awards will be made in four categories to students enrolled in industry related engineering programs.  This program is only available to members of the DC Chapter.

    Applications are due via e-mail no later than Monday, June 3rd, 2013.  Awards will be announced at the June 26th Chapter meeting.

    Click here to access the scholarship application.


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