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Hennepin Tech grad earns cybersecurity scholarship

Scholarship winner, Lecas Yang receives award

Brooklyn Park, May 31, 2023 – A recent graduate from Hennepin Technical College, Lecas Yang, earned a $3,000 scholarship to continue his cybersecurity education. The Upper Midwest Security Alliance Foundation (UMSA Foundation) provided the award. It is an organization that supports education for cybersecurity professionals.

“I am honored to be a recipient of the UMSA Scholarship, and I assure you that I will make the most of this opportunity. I am dedicated to maintaining high academic standards, contributing to the cybersecurity community, and making a positive impact on the world. Your support inspires me to work even harder to achieve my goals, and I am truly thankful for this life-changing opportunity,” said Yang.

Yang (seen in the photo on the right) received the scholarship while he was a student at Hennepin Tech and he graduated with an associate degree in May. He will attend Metro State where he plans to earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree in cybersecurity.

Yang was recognized at the UMSA spring security conference with 700 industry professionals in attendance.The UMSA Foundation awarded a dozen scholarships based on academic achievements, extra-curricular activities and determination. 

About Hennepin Technical College
Founded in 1972, Hennepin Technical College is the largest stand-alone technical college in Minnesota. With campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, the college offers degree and non-degree courses in over 40 programs. Achieving a high job placement rate, Hennepin Tech prepares students for in-demand and high-paying employment opportunities.

Last updated by mdibba : 2023-06-08 11:20:29