SHPE-NYC would like to send a very warm thank you to Dora Maria Abreu, SHPE-NYC Lifetime Member, as she has completed her term as the SHPE Region 4 Vice President, which spanned a total of 2 years (2008-2010). During her term, she was assisted by Regional Student Representatives (RSRs) Delia Rios (2009) and Victor Martinez (2010). Dora led numerous initiatives and accomplishments including:
- A 66% increase in the number of SHPE Professional Membership
- A 61% increase in the number of SHPE Lifetime Members
- A 66% increase in the number of SHPE Junior Chapters
- Implementation of a Regional book club and "Bits of Knowledge"
- Successful RLDC and Regional Retreat conferences
Region 4 is the largest Region in SHPE for Professionals, Students and SHPE Juniorr chapters.
Dora began her career as a software developer, and then went on to other technical roles dealing with Technology that dealt with migration and integration testing of legacy applications where she formulated, developed, coordinated, and implemented procedures to ensure that quality assurance standards were met.
Dora is also a lifetime member for SWE, NSBE, ALPFA, and NAACP. She is an avid volunteer and strong advocate in the community especially for youth, women & technology issues. Recent recognitions include selection as one of Maybelline's 10 most inspiring women - Empowerment through Education winners featured in People En Espanol Magazine's for inspiring and contributing to community (Dec 2007 / Jan 2008 Edition). In 2006 she was listed in Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology Magazine's annual list of "100 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business" for 2006.
Thank you again Dora for your commitment to the success of both Region 4 and the SHPE organization as a whole.