Towerwall Supports Women and Minority Students with Donation to Lauro Garner Cybersecurity Scholarship
This holiday season, we are proud to announce we have made a donation to a new scholarship fund aimed at supporting young women and minority students to pursue rewarding careers in cybersecurity.
Long-time colleague and client, United States Air Force Veteran, Saeed Garner, Director of Information Security for Christian Care Ministry, founded the newly established Lauro Garner Minority Cybersecurity Scholarship in conjunction with Mercer University.
“The scholarship is named after my father who inspired me to pursue a career in IT,” said Saeed. “Through this scholarship, I hope to inspire and motivate woman and minority students to explore the path of computer science, and more specifically, cybersecurity.
As a minority in cybersecurity myself, it has always been a dream of mine to pave the way and help support minority students in reaching their career goals.”
Towerwall has been a long-time supporter of programs that help women and minorities realize their career aspirations. Since its founding, Towerwall has been actively involved with Massachusetts social programs such as School-to-Career, an intern and externship program, the Women’s Independent Network, Young Women and Minorities in Science and Technology, and Athena, a girl’s mentorship program.
“We’re delighted to be making a donation to the Lauro Garner Scholarship during this time of holiday giving but especially due to an extraordinarily high demand for cybersecurity talent development,” said Michelle Drolet, Towerwall CEO.
“The labor shortage is hurting everyone. Companies are feeling more vulnerable than ever to potential cyberattack, to daily phishing scams, data breaches and ransomware.
We need our next generation of security pros to start working yesterday.”
Towerwall is no stranger to giving back. For 10 years it produced the annual Information Security Summit hosted by MassBay Community College, co-sponsoring a Cyber Security Scholarship for full- and part-time students.
Make a Donation
To make a gift to the Lauro Garner Minority Cybersecurity Scholarship, visit: https://www.mercer.edu/give/. Click “make a gift” / “give now”; in drop-down menu select “Other Fund”, write “Lauro Garner Minority Cybersecurity Scholarship” in “Remark” field. Or send a donation to: Mercer University, Advancement Office, Attn: Shawna Dooley, 1501 Mercer U Dr., Macon, GA 31207.