Foresight leads to $317K summer education funding


Mike Lombardi, I2WD deputy director, was honored by the Maryland Department of Education for his efforts to the Maryland Summer Center Programs. Lombardi put the Summer Center on a path that would lead them to raise $317,000, according to Stephanie Zenter, Maryland Gifted and Talented Program. (U.S. Army photo by Kristen Kushiyama, RDECOM CERDEC)

Mike Lombardi, I2WD deputy director, was honored by the Maryland Department of Education for his efforts to the Maryland Summer Center Programs. Lombardi put the Summer Center on a path that would lead them to raise $317,000, according to Stephanie Zenter, Maryland Gifted and Talented Program. (U.S. Army photo by Kristen Kushiyama, RDECOM CERDEC)

BALTIMORE — A deputy director with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s communications-electronics center was honored by the Maryland Department of Education at a board meeting here July 19 for his efforts to help the state obtain funding for Maryland Summer Centers for gifted and talented students.

CERDEC’s Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate’s Mike Lombardi was recognized in front of some of the biggest decision makers in the Maryland education system for his efforts in helping the state raise more than $300,000 for the summer centers.

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