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Ngan Phan Receives Philadelphia Philanthropic Society for Information Management Foundation’s Scholarship

May 11, 2017

Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) undergraduate student Ngan Phan received a $2,000 scholarship from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Information Management (SIM Philadelphia) through their Philadelphia Philanthropic Society for Information Management Foundation (PHSIM). 

Phan, an information systems major, was nominated by CCI faculty members for her exceptional achievements in the classroom. She was honored for her achievements at the SIM Philadelphia chapter dinner on April 4. 

Phan hopes to continue her studies by earning an MBA, with a concentration in information systems, so that she can “help organizations implement IT solutions to achieve their technology and business objectives.” She would like to pursue a career in information systems management, which would allow her to utilize both her business and technological skills.

Phan plans to participate in several professional development programs in addition to her studies at Drexel, such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) program, and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) program. While these programs were previously cost-prohibitive for Phan, the PHSIM scholarship has enabled her to pursue these opportunities and more. 

SIM is comprised of senior technology leaders with the common goals of networking, professional development and community involvement. The SIM Philadelphia Chapter is composed of over 250 active members from the area and is part of the national SIM network consisting of 5,000 members. We work together to share and enhance our rich experience for the benefit of our members, organizations and communities. Our core mission is to bring together Technology and Business Leaders to network, share information, collaborate, and give back to the community.

The philanthropic organization, Philadelphia Philanthropic Society for Information Management Foundation Inc.(PHSIM), is the sister organization to the Philadelphia chapter, which concentrates on organizing charitable activities for the technology community. PHSIM raises money to provide scholarships to local college students and provides funding to teen computer camps run by other non-profit organizations. PHISIM and SIM Philadelphia work together to run several events and raise funds in order to inspire younger generations to become leaders in information technology.