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Alumnus David Olivencia Gets STEM Executive Excellence Award
November 27, 2012
Winner: David Olivencia encourages more youths, especially
minorities, toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and
Great Minds in STEM has awarded its 2012 Executive Excellence in
Technology Award to Rose-Hulman alumnus David Olivencia, Verizon's
Director of IT Strategy and Planning.
Award winners represent highly accomplished science, technology,
engineering, and math (STEM) professionals who have achieved
academic and professional success in their respective fields and
private sectors. They serve as role models to aspiring STEM
students and private industry professionals.
Olivencia, a 1994 electrical
engineering alumnus, is responsible for IT Strategy
and Communications to enable Verizon's business imperatives. He
also serves on the board of Congressional Hispanic Leadership
Institute with 10 members of the U.S. Congress, and is co-founder
and board member of the Hispanic IT Executive Council.
"My STEM education and career have enabled many opportunities
for me and it is vital that we put more resources into STEM to
ensure America's future economic prosperity and competiveness," he
stated at the awards ceremony.
Olivenica has also been honored with Hispanic Business
Magazine's Most Influential Hispanics in America, Latino Leaders
Magazine Maestro Award for Innovation, and Crain's Detroit