UBM Tech, the global media business that brings together the world's technology communities, today announced the donation of 414 Netbooks through the UBM LLC Foundation to Nassau Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, and its Center for Veterans Affairs, in order to assist student veterans in reaching their educational goals. The donation was made possible through UBM's collaboration with the Long Island Volunteer Center and their relationship with the College's Center for Veterans Affairs.
"UBM LLC Foundation has worked with nonprofits across the United States for over two decades. It's an honor for us to support Nassau Community College's Center for Veterans Affairs with this technology donation," said Alison Brown, UBM LLC Foundation Senior Program Manager. "UBM's corporate culture highly values and regards integrating benefits to the larger society into our business. We are very pleased to directly assist student veterans in gaining access to enhanced educational tools and resources."
Dr. Evangeline Manjares, Dean of Academic and Student Services for the Centers for Service Learning and Veterans Affairs, will distribute the Netbooks to veterans who are currently enrolled at Nassau Community College or students who will begin taking courses during the upcoming Summer and Fall 2014 semesters.
"These Netbooks are to help military veterans with their educational process through online access to research, enable them to do their academic work independently anywhere and anytime. They can also use these netbooks for information on job training and state and federal sources that can help them while in school. In addition, these Netbooks will help train student veterans of different categories," said Dr. Evangeline Manjares. "There are many student veterans that need computer knowledge in order to work in their different disciplines. This donation truly supports sustainable development and quality education in practice."
Christine Torinese,UBM Tech Program Delivery and Operations Director, led the efforts with local community members to make the donation possible.
UB MLLC Foundation is UBM's US nonprofit arm, linking business and society for 25 years. The Foundation has enabled employeesto volunteer and secure resources for nonprofit programs and direct clients as well as partner with UBM's business communities in order to collectively improve social conditions and provide social value.
About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com/.