Shenango faculty participate in e-Academy fundraiser

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Dima Rabadi seated onstage speaking into a microphone to a crowd of people

Representatives from Penn State Shenango participated in the “Get Your Head out of the Clouds” Fundraiser for the Entrepreneurship Academy at LindenPointe on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Pictured: Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Dima Rabadi participating in an Q&A session with other local tech professionals. The Q&A was moderated by Assistant Teaching Professor of Communications Tiffany Petricini.

Credit: Katie Parr

SHARON, Pa. — Representatives from Penn State Shenango participated in a recent fundraising event for the Valley’s Entrepreneurship Academy held at the Corinthian Banquet Hall on Wednesday, May 10.  

The “Get Your Head Out of the Clouds” event was a who’s who of business and technology professionals from the area, and included a keynote address from Bob Evans, former Oracle employee and founder of Cloud Wars and co-founder of the Acceleration Economy. The event also served as a fundraiser for the e-Academy at LindenPointe in Hermitage. 

Penn State Shenango faculty members featured prominently during the evening’s Q&A session with local industry professionals. Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Dima Rabadi served as the panel’s cybersecurity expert alongside information expert Tom McKinley, chief technology officer at OhanaLink Technologies; education expert Dave Tomko, teacher and robotics coach at Sharon City School District; and business expert AJ Hammond, from management consulting company RSM US LLP. Assistant Teaching Professor of Communications Tiffany Petricini acted as the moderator for the Q&A panel. 

The fundraiser event earned more than $30,000 in support of the Entrepreneurship Academy and its students.