May 22, 2013
The Raleigh Convention Center saw a packed house this April as Lenovo hosted its Americas Global Kickoff event to launch its new fiscal year. Yuanqing Yang, Lenovo chairman and CEO, welcomed thousands of employees from across the U.S., Canada and Latin America to the home of their global headquarters on Monday.Read More >>
To launch the company’s annual Global and Americas Sales Kickoff events and celebrate the beginning of the company’s new fiscal year, Lenovo volunteers took on public service projects as part of their mission to give back to the local community.Read More >>
On May 18, Geeks gathered in Raleigh to compete in the Build Your Own PC Race for Charity. And they’re proud to be called Geeks – the competitors in the special race were all volunteers (“Geeks”) at the Kramden Institute, Inc., a Durham-based nonprofit organization providing PCs to economically disadvantaged students. TigerDirect in partnership with Lenovo hosted the race to benefit Kramden Institute, during which locals battled it out to assemble a computer from its basic component level in the fastest time.Read More >>
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point hosted its first “Give-A-Thon” on May 11 to benefit school-aged children of personnel stationed at the base. During the Give-A-Thon, computers were awarded to 75 hard-working, deserving students who did not have access to a computer at home.Read More >>
The Carolina Panthers traveled to Fort Bragg this May in partnership with Lenovo and the USO of North Carolina to host a Play 60 football camp for elementary school children on-base. The players, TopCats and soldiers welcomed 225 fifth-graders, who started the day by running onto the field through a Panthers’ inflatable tunnel. During the camp, students worked with the players and the TopCats to complete eight exercises testing their football skills and endurance.Read More >>
When you’re passionate about a good cause, sometimes all you have to do is reach out for help. Chris Thome, a college student at the University of Miami, recently did just that on behalf of a program supporting at-risk young adults.Read More >>
This May, Lenovo employees gathered to observe Employee Health & Fitness Month with a fun, fitness-themed day featuring NFL All Pro Torry Holt. The “Spring into Health” themed event featured NFL-themed activities, including a 40-yard dash, vertical jump and football throwing accuracy.Read More >>
The Kenan Fellows Program recently awarded 49 Fellowships to North Carolina public school teachers across the state. This new cohort will take on research projects aimed at enriching the educational experience for K-12 students, including curriculum design, healthcare, science and technology. The 18-month program kicks off in June.Read More >>
Lenovo is proud to partner with the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for the annual Career Awards for Science and Math Teachers. The Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers is a five-year award available to outstanding science and/or mathematics teachers in the North Carolina public primary and secondary schools.Read More >>
This spring, the Guilford County Education Alliance hosted its annual Mentor and Rookie Teachers of the Year Awards. During the event, Monica Doyle, a first-year algebra teacher at High Point Central High School, was named Guilford County Schools’ Rookie Teacher of the Year. Pamela Hall, a literacy coach at Kiser Middle School, was named the Rosalyn Tanner Orr Mentor of the Year.Read More >>
This February, Lenovo announced a reorganization of its Americas operations – a move that will combine North America, Latin America and Brazil business units to form the Americas Group. Gerry Smith, named head of North American operations in November 2012, will lead the new unit as president of the Americas Group and senior vice president of global operations for Lenovo.Read More >>
Just two days before the big game, Lenovo, the official PC sponsor of the NFL, surprised soldiers from Fort Polk, LA with a trip to Super Bowl XLVII. Four deserving soldiers were randomly selected based on nominations from the Command Sergeant Major of each Brigade.Read More >>
Innovation is a hallmark of this company, and we’re proud to call North Carolina home. As a global corporate citizen, we recognize the critical role that education plays in shaping our future and that’s why we’re very passionate about investing in education and inspiring the doers of tomorrow.
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- Jay Parker