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2018 Oracle Academy scholarship recipients

Friday, June 22, 2018   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Karen Wendling
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CSTA Announces Oracle Academy Scholarship recipients

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                                                                                   Karen Wendling                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  800.694.8320

NEW YORK – June 22, 2018–

Today the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in collaboration with Oracle Academy are proud to announce the thirty-three scholarship recipients for the upcoming CSTA Annual Conference, July 7-10 in Omaha, NE.

For the third year in a row, Oracle Academy has offered scholarships to first-time conference attendees to participate in the CSTA Annual Conference. Both CSTA and Oracle Academy are very excited that there were over 600 applicants. Eligible candidates must have been a first time K-12 teacher attending the CSTA Annual conference and have not taken or registered for an Oracle Academy event.

Congratulations to the 2018 scholarship recipients: Brad Ankney, Marlo Barnett, Smadar
Bergman, Theresa Block, Allison Braley, Mary Burns, Mary Ann Cassidy, Kaywin Cottle, Edith Cruz, Claire Dillon, Rober Dumas, Kimberly Eggett, Silvia Patricia Gonzalez-Villasenor, Raji Gupta, Sherida Habersham, Michael Harvey, Kimberly Ingraham, Pam Kantack, Katherine Kaster, Dana Kinel, Brian Lawhon, Bruce McBrien, Kimberly Persaud, Lisa Reyburn-Payne, Pia Ribbe, ShaNeal Robertson, Regina Schaffer, Daniel Schneider, Beth Stoudt, Irene Waltz, Alex Wolfe, Lissy Wood and Theresa Yarbough.

CSTA is looking forward to a great conference and being able to recognize the thirty-three
Oracle Academy recipients at the Annual Conference. Oracle Academy supports new ideas to strengthen teaching and learning and they realize that some of the best teaching methods come from fellow educators. CSTA is proud to partner with Oracle Academy and appreciates their continued support as we work to empower, engage, and advocate for
K-12 Computer Science teachers.

For questions or to learn more about the CSTA conference visit or Oracle Academy visit

About Computer Science Teachers Association

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is a membership organization that
supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines.
CSTA provides opportunities for K–12 teachers and students to better understand the
computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn.

About Oracle Academy

As Oracle’s flagship philanthropic educational program, Oracle Academy advances computer science education globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields, offering a free and complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty trainings, support, and certification resources. Supporting more than 3.5 million students annually in 120 countries, the program works with public and private partners to provide the tools educators need to engage, inspire and prepare students to become innovators and leaders of the future. Through Oracle Academy, students receive hands-on experience with the latest technologies, helping to make them college and career ready in the era of big data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and beyond, please visit us at

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Bradley Ankney says...
Posted Friday, September 7, 2018
I would like to thank Oracle for the scholarship to attend the CSTA Annual Conference in Omaha. The conference was an incredible experience with top notch professional development. It is an exciting time to be an educator and part of the movement to get CS in our schools. Thanks again Oracle, would not have been possible for me to attend without this scholarship. I'm already thinking of ways to attend next year in Pheonix.


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