Betty Knight ConnectALL Technology Scholarship program recognizes outstanding students’ STEM education, military commitment
Atlanta, GA, March 02, 2023 — ConnectALL, a leading provider of value stream management (VSM) solutions, today announced the expansion of the Betty Knight ConnectALL Technology Scholarship program. This year, ConnectALL is adding a second scholarship as it renews financial support for the first recipient. University of North Georgia (UNG) cadet Jaden Davidson is receiving the second scholarship and the inaugural award, which was made to UNG student Jazmyn Archer, is continuing for a second year.
“My grandmother, Betty Knight, was an early tech pioneer when women in the field were few,” ConnectALL President and COO Lance Knight said. “The goal of this scholarship program is to encourage all interested students to tap into the enormous opportunities that come to those with a STEM education. ConnectALL is honored to be able to recognize these outstanding students and support their educational goals.”
Davidson, an 18-year old sophomore from Dallas, Georgia, is pursuing a dual degree in cybersecurity and Chinese. In addition to maintaining a 4.0 GPA, this cadet serves as the chapter secretary for the UNG branch of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association International. Last year, she traveled to Taiwan to participate in a cadet exchange program. Davidson plans to commission into the Army and pursue Cyber Command or Military Intelligence.
“I plan to utilize my cybersecurity and Chinese degree in the U.S. Army, in addition to pursuing other independent ventures,” Davidson said. “With the continued global growth of online operations, I intend to serve in a public service position.”
Last year’s scholarship recipient from Lawrenceville, Georgia, Archer is a junior at the University of North Georgia (UNG) Gainesville campus pursuing a degree in Computer Science.
The Betty Knight Legacy
Betty Knight entered the IT field late in life, beginning with a personnel job at the GE Light Military Electronics Division (LMED) in Utica, New York. Knight took the IBM Programmers Aptitude Test (PAT) as a “control” and aced it, kickstarting a career that spanned nearly three decades. During that period, her achievements included designing an early timesharing network architecture, starting an online Seniors’ Forum that became the AARP, and creating and managing a version of Microsoft MSN Online designed specifically for senior adults.
ConnectALL is a value stream management company that helps organizations see, measure, and automate their software delivery value streams, and achieve higher levels of agility, traceability, predictability, and velocity. ConnectALL’s services and solutions help organizations to connect people, processes, and technology across the software development and delivery value stream. ConnectALL was named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Value Stream Management, Q4 2022 and has been recognized as the Best Value Stream Management Tool in 2023 DevOps Dozen. The SD Times has included ConnectALL in its “Best in Show” for the Value Stream Management category for the last 4 years. ConnectALL was also named a “Best Tech Startup” Finalist for the 2022 Timmy Awards and was listed as a key vendor by Forrester in its report “The Value Stream Management Landscape, Q3 2022”. ConnectALL’s thought leaders have been featured in Tech Beacon, Gemba Academy, and Forbes and continue to be recognized by numerous third-party analyst firms as key players in value stream management. Visit us at https://www.connectall.com.