Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering Foundation Announces Progress
HUNTSVILLE, AL (June 28, 2019) – LSINC CEO and Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering Foundation (ASCTEF) Board Member Alicia Ryan joined Senator Arthur Orr, the office of Mayor Tommy Battle and several other local, state and federal officials to announce milestone achievements in the development of the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering, a state-wide residential magnet school where Alabama’s brightest students will experience a collaborative educational environment that develops cyber technology and engineering professionals.
In an event at Redstone Federal Credit Union, Redstone Federal Credit Union President and CEO Joe Newberry presented a $3,000,000 gift to the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering Foundation to support the construction and establishment of the school. Following the donation, which is the largest donation to the School to-date, Newberry commented, “Education is a wonderful mechanism for bringing positive change to a community.”
Senator Arthur Orr announced the initial class of 10th and 11th grade students from across the state will begin in August 2020 at an interim location at the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Bevill Center. Dr. Darren Dawson, President of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, says, “The University of Alabama in Huntsville is excited to be the interim location for the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering. Our Bevill Center on campus will provide secure living arrangements for students, in addition to classroom space and food services.”
City of Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle announced that the Huntsville City Council will acquire a parcel of land in Cummings Research Park-East, to be donated to the ASCTEF for the purpose of constructing the permanent location for the school by August 2022. Mayor Battle expressed, “The City of Huntsville is proud to be an ongoing partner in this cyber initiative by supporting Alabama’s cyber magnet school with a gift of property for a new campus.”
Ryan attributes the progress of the school to the benefits of collaboration across the community. She comments, “Today is a momentous day, because today we catch a glimpse at what we can accomplish through the power of a shared vision. The leaders in our community create a collaborative, welcoming environment where families and businesses thrive; and this collaborative spirit has expanded beyond our region to unite the entire state of Alabama in bringing this school to reality. Together we can make a monumental difference in our nation, state, and local community. We can make a difference for the people in the workforce today while paving the way to make a real difference in our children’s future.”
Senator Orr agrees, sharing: “The ASCTEF Board could not be more pleased with the continued and expanded partnership with UAH, and the tremendous gift by the City of Huntsville through Mayor Battle and the City Council to establish a permanent site in CRP for the school. Along with that, the equally significant support from the private sector with the pacesetting donation from Redstone Federal Credit Union that will go toward construction of the school on our new site. All in all, it is gratifying to see the Huntsville community, and in particular Redstone Federal, realize the importance of this school to the area and state as we establish a world-class institution.”
Newberry expounds, “This gift to the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering Foundation provides another opportunity for us to give back to our thriving communities. The benefits realized will continue for generations to come.”
Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering is an independent residential magnet school that will provide academically motivated Alabama students from across the state with educational opportunities and experiences in the rapidly growing fields of cyber technology and engineering. The school will implement a flagship curriculum and assist a broad range of teachers, administrators, and superintendents across the State of Alabama in replicating cyber technology and engineering studies in their own schools.
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About Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering Foundation
The Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was established in January of 2018 to benefit the School. The Foundation is intended to promote and connect the school with industry, academia and the government. It will serve the school to assist with funding for real property, equipment, and curriculum development as well as extra-curricular and margin of excellence programs. For more information on the Foundation, please visit www.alabamasce.org.