In honor of a fellow champion of learning and professional development, the ATD Nebraska Board created The Julie Durmaskin Professional Education Scholarship. The scholarship provides monetary assistance to members of the local chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, ATD Nebraska, for attending educational programs for professional development. For example, a member could apply for scholarship assistance to help pay for the chapter’s premiere educational program, Trainer’s Institute.
Julie Durmaskin served on the Board as Director of Education. She was part of the team that made educational programs available to workplace learning and performance professionals in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area. These programs included the well-known Trainer’s Institute, held every October. As the Merchant Sales Manager of Learning and Development at PayPal, Julie led her team in performance coaching, employee development, organizational strategy, knowledge management, leadership, and training. Her commitment to learning was further evidenced by the Master of Science degree in Adult Learning, Performance & Development that she earned from Drake University. Julie stepped down from the ATD Nebraska Board due to illness, and she passed away on May 26, 2010.
Her friends on the ATD Nebraska Board named their scholarship fund after her as a token of appreciation for her membership and participation in ATD Nebraska. Her passion for education inspires us and will continue to inspire us through the scholarship. Thank you, Julie. Thank you for all the ways you have touched our lives and inspired our ambition. It is with humble affection that we present The Julie Durmaskin Professional Education Scholarship to our members.
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