CONWAY, Ark. (April 18, 2017) – Hendrix College computer
science major Patrick Niyongabo ’17 is one of the 10 winners in the 2017
Acxiom Diversity Scholarship.
Olivier Kwizera ’18 was one of two 2016 Acxiom Diversity
Scholarship recipients who will receive an additional $5,000 renewal
scholarship this year.
According to a company press release, the initiative offers
$5,000 scholarships to U.S.-based students from diverse backgrounds who are
enrolled in a full-time post-secondary degree program such as Computer Science,
Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Information
Quality, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics or
related areas of study.
Diversity Scholarship recipients are selected based on their
ability to demonstrate a combination of academic achievement, field of study
aimed at Information Technology, and professional interest as it relates to
Acxiom’s business needs.
In addition to the scholarship, winners have the opportunity
to receive a paid internship at one of Acxiom’s sites where they will gain
real-world experience and develop IT skills utilized in the industry today.
This is the program’s sixth year.
“We congratulate our 2017 scholarship recipients on this
exciting achievement,” said Scott Howe, Acxiom CEO and President. “Acxiom is
passionate about helping the next generation of leaders pursue their dreams
through computer science and information technology careers. Our support
positions them for future success, and helps foster a more diverse pool of
qualified talent, which will benefit the marketing and technology industries
for years to come.”
“Our award decisions were especially challenging this year
given the quality of the scholarship applications we received,” said Tammy
Sanders, Acxiom Director of Engagement. “We are proud of Acxiom’s inclusive and
supportive workplace environment where employees feel empowered and encouraged
to share their unique perspective and values,” she noted. “Our Diversity
Scholarship Program takes our values into the community by supporting the goals
of bright future leaders. We look forward to the contributions these students
will make to Acxiom and to the marketing industry.”
Acxiom provides the data foundation for the world’s best
marketers. We enable people-based marketing everywhere through a simple, open
approach to connecting systems and data that drives seamless customer
experiences and higher ROI. A leader in identity and ethical data use for more
than 45 years, Acxiom helps thousands of clients and partners around the globe
work together to create a world where all marketing is relevant. For more
information about Acxiom, visit Acxiom.com.
Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway,
Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since
1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges
That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is
nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic
quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.