FAIRFAX, VA--ICIF, the foundation of InfoComm International awarded the inaugural Michael Vergauwen Education Fund Scholarship to Dawn E.B. Meade, CTS, of Advanced Video Systems.
Dawn E.B. Meade, CTS, is the director of marketing and AV sales and owner at Advanced Video Systems, in Owings Mills, MD. Fusing her marketing and creative backgrounds, Meade began her AV career designing fliers and basic websites at Advanced Video Systems, Inc. After attending her first InfoComm Show, Meade pursued industry education courses and certifications. She writes about AV both online and for print publications. Meade is a strong supporter of AV Week and is a member of the InfoComm PETC Outreach Committee and FAVE. She is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Technology Management and an MBA from University of Maryland.
The Michael Vergauwen Education Fund fosters educational opportunities, enhancing the audiovisual industry's service to the public through scholarships, curriculum development, community engagement and the promotion of careers in the AV field. This fund honors Vergauwen's career achievements in the AV communications industry and his participation in and leadership of InfoComm International. His dedication to the industry and to its members serves as a role model for all InfoComm members.
"ICIF congratulates Dawn Meade on her many accomplishments and is pleased to offer her the first Michael Vergauwen Education Fund Scholarship," said Duffy Wilbert, CTS, CAE, Senior Vice President, Membership, InfoComm International. " InfoComm also thanks Da-Lite for its continued financial support of the Michael Vergauwen Education Fund." At InfoComm 2010, Da-Lite presented a check for $10,000 to further the development of this beneficial program.
Companies and individuals wishing to contribute to this fund should send donations to: Michael Vergauwen Education Fund, ICIF, 11242 Waples Mill Road, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030. Checks should be made payable to the International Communications Industries Foundation. Donations will be tax deductible as provided by Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.