DRI Scholarship Winner Dan Thompson on BCM: ‘A Critical Way to Strengthen Resilience for Communities’

Congratulations to Dan Thompson, one of two recipients of a DRI Scholarship Award, announced at the recent Collegiate Conference held at University College London. He is a consultant at the World Bank as well as a Ph.D. student at UCL.…

DRI Scholarship Winner Peniel Ibe on Connecting BCM to Change Adaptation

Congratulations to Peniel Ibe, one of the recipients of a DRI Scholarship, announced at our recent Collegiate Conference at University College London. Ibe is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree at UCL. We spoke with her to get her…

Undergrad Scholarship Winner Embraces Space, STEM, and Climate Risk Education

While DRI Foundation Scholarship winner Ayana De Silva has focused much of her attention on environmental issues, she’s also keeping her eyes on the stars.  A Junior at Western Ontario University in London, Ontario, De Silva is active with collegiate…

Early Experiences and Chilly Environments Shape HS Scholarship Winner’s Sense of Preparedness

Abby Jeffers’ connection to resilience began at a very young age – in fact, right from the start.  “When I was an infant, my family lost power and was unable to keep my milk cold,” she wrote in her DRI…

Your Student Could Earn $2,000 With a Winning Plan to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse!

Scholarship season isn’t over yet! Unigo has set up a $2,000 Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship that can be used by students from any discipline to fund their education – a great resource for students of DRI Certified Professionals. In this simple…

Worlds Collide: Volunteerism, Music, and Physics Come Together for Undergrad DRI Foundation Scholarship Winner

DRI Foundation Scholarship winner Gentry Gardner’s impressive list of accomplishments includes an extensive amount of volunteer work, the result of a decision he made at a very young age. “I got involved in scouting back in about first grade, and…

From the Desert to the Stars: High School Senior Scholarship Winner’s Next Step is Aerospace Engineering

When Todd Plesco, CBCP, received the call that his son, Victor, had won the DRI Foundation Scholarship for high school seniors, he was “shocked – pleasantly so!” It’s no secret Victor is a high achieving student. “As an athlete and…

BDO Supports WBCM Committee with Sponsorship

The WBCM Committee is pleased to welcome its new sponsor, BDO!  “We’re very grateful to BDO for sponsoring the DRI Foundation’s Women in Business Continuity Management Committee,” says WBCM chair Diane Doering. “With their support, we can continue and expand…

WBCM Scholarship Profile: Marina Foerster, ABCP

Marina Foerster has been a manager in medical device sales and is a recent recipient of the DRI Foundation’s Women in BCM Scholarship. As a result, has earned her ABCP certification with DRI International.   What is your professional background? How…