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12April

ELIZABETH SERIFF JOINS GIRLSTART BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2016

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Phil West, Orange Cone Agency
512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com


ELIZABETH SERIFF JOINS GIRLSTART BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Girlstart is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Seriff, Project Manager, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, has joined the Girlstart Board of Directors.

“We are so excited that Elizabeth has joined the Girlstart Board of Directors, and I personally am thrilled,” said Tamara Hudgins, Executive Director of Girlstart. “Elizabeth has been a long-standing volunteer, advocate, and supporter of our work. She was involved in helping us think strategically even before we developed our 2012 strategic plan. She was gracious enough to chair our annual luncheon, Game Changers in 2013. Elizabeth has continually supported Girlstart over the years, and I look forward to amazing progress under her leadership.”

“Without exploration, we don’t know what opportunities can be available to us,” said Seriff. “In turn, we are limited in our understanding, confidence and ability to experience. If we never explore what we might be interested in, then we never know how to cultivate ‘that’ skill. Girlstart offers opportunity and skilled programming that specifically engages girls and of which girls react to. It opens a world of opportunity up that most girls would never know. This is why I’m involved.”

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29March

Dave Stump, Pierpont Communications VP for Business Development, joins Girlstart Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT:
Phil West, Orange Cone Agency
512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com 

Dave Stump, Pierpont Communications VP for Business Development, joins Girlstart Board of Directors

Girlstart is pleased to announce that Dave Stump, the Vice President of Business Development for Pierpont Communications (based in Houston, with offices in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio), has joined the Girlstart Board of Directors.

Stump is the first Girlstart board member outside of the Central Texas region, and his election to the board reflects both the expansion of Girlstart programs and the increasing importance of its programming in the Houston area.

“We’re thrilled to have Dave as a member of our Board of Directors,” said Tamara Hudgins, executive director of Girlstart. “Dave is an energetic and active participant in Houston’s business community, and he is fully committed to our vision of inspiring girls toward STEM degrees and STEM careers. We look forward to Dave helping us inspire more girls in Houston, throughout Texas, and beyond in the years to come.”

“I’m excited to be joining the Girlstart Board of Directors,” Stump said. “I’d like to see more girls develop the interest in STEM education that my two daughters have developed, and I look forward to working with an impactful organization to help girls across this great city and state become inspired to learn.” 

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16December

Girlstart Announced as Beneficiary of NXP Fundraising Efforts at 2016 Austin Marathon

Nonprofit partnership brings STEM education and impactful afterschool programs to girls in Austin and across the U.S.

Austin, Texas, December 16, 2015 – Today Girlstart, the nonprofit that inspires girls’ interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), announced it will be the sole beneficiary of funds raised by NXP (formerly Freescale) during the 2016 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon, presented by NXP (Feb. 14, 2016). The proceeds will help support Girlstart’s innovative, nationally recognized STEM education programs, such as Girlstart After School, and enable the organization to bring high-quality STEM education to thousands of fourth and fifth-grade girls in Central Texas and communities nationwide.

TWEET: .@NXP giving all funds raised during 2016 @austinmarathon to @Girlstart #STEM #girlsinSTEM #RunAustin 

As the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon, NXP’s mission is to work with organizations like Girlstart to further inspire students to pursue careers in STEM fields, as well as foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. 

“We are excited and humbled to partner with NXP and the Austin Marathon,” said Tamara Hudgins, Ph.D., executive director of Girlstart. “Our mission is to inspire young women and get them interested in STEM careers. Thanks to partnerships like NXP, we will be able to continue to expand our reach to thousands of girls in 2016.” 

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20October

Announcing – STEM Uncovered: Telling Our Afterschool Stories

2015 STEM Video Competition Winners

Every day a light goes on in a young person's head as they grasp new concepts in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM), all because an afterschool or summer learning program has created a hands-on experience where interests are sparked and passions are fueled. Through support from the Noyce Foundation and the C.S. Mott Foundation, we are pleased to announce we are one of the winners of the 2015 STEM Uncovered: Telling Our Afterschool Stories video competition.

Girlstart is one of six winners from across the country highlighted for their work in supporting innovative activities and helping their students in identifying with STEM careers. Other winners include the ACE Youth Project (CT), First Robotics Team 4057 (OR), Graduation Generation Zero Robotics (GA), Dimension Learning (NY), and Princeton YWCA (NJ). 

“It was a unique opportunity for afterschool and summer programs to tell us the stories about the difference they are making for kids and their organizations,” said Ron Ottinger, Executive Director of the Noyce Foundation. “Their innovative efforts are sparking kids’ STEM interests and inspiring more youth to consider careers in these fields.”

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