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Miami Dade College Student Wins 2010 Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award

Grace Terc

Terry O'Banion Student Technology Award winner Grace Terc

Miami, May 26, 2010 - The League for Innovation in the Community College and League Distinguished Partner Microsoft Corporation recently announced that Miami Dade College (MDC) student Grace Terc was one of only two students selected to win a prestigious 2010 Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award.

The awards are given annually in honor of Terry O'Banion, Senior League Fellow and President Emeritus of the League. After receiving an abundance of compelling letters of recommendation, Microsoft’s U.S. Education team selected one Student Technology winner and one Student Developer winner based on their demonstrated passion for technology and commitment to their education and communities. 

“The committee was impressed with Grace Terc’s dedication to technology and her desire to excel in all forms of IT developing fields,” said Tristan Gorringe of the Microsoft Corporation.

Terc, who was the Student Developer Champion, received $4,500 and a variety of software products from Microsoft. She is currently attending MDC’s North Campus.


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