Congratulations to
Dewey Brigham!

Dewey Brigham is the January 2012 recipient of the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award for his quarter century of service with the
Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists (CABPES).

In its 36th year, the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award Committee recognizes outstanding volunteers monthly 11 times a year. Recipients may designate a $2,000 gift to the organization of their choice. Since 1976, the Committee has recognized 407 outstanding volunteers and donated $718,000 to nearly 500 nonprofit organizations designated by award recipients. From 1967 to 1983, Minoru Yasui served as executive director of the Denver Commission on Community Relations, which launched the Community Volunteer Award in 1976, and named it in honor of Mr. Yasui in 1977.

Brigham was honored at a special ceremony at the Marriott Denver Tech Center Hotel on Jan. 26, 2012 for helping to build better futures for underserved youth throughout metro Denver. He designated the $2,000 gift that accompanies the award to CABPES.

Brigham, a senior construction manager with CH2M HILL, devotes a substantial amount of volunteer time encouraging metro-area minority youth to excel in math and science to help qualify them for future careers in engineering, science and related occupations. CAPBES offers an after-school enrichment program held twice a month in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood featuring CABPES volunteers who tutor and encourage students in their math and science studies.

CABPES has educated more than 3,000 underrepresented minority students in its after-school program over the past 31 years. Ninety-eight percent of CABPES students go to college while 78 percent of these students study engineering or some other technical degree program in college.

As president of CABPES, Brigham is the face of the organization. He visits metro-area schools to recruit students, enlists volunteers and tutors, raises funds from foundations and corporations, and solicits in-kind gifts. Brigham also gets others involved. He recruits supporters, advisors, board members and volunteers from a professional fields ranging from engineering, construction, academia and architecture. During his tenure with CAPBES, he has been able to increase maximum scholarships for students from $500 to $2,000 per year.



Denver Bronco Zane Beadles

Congratulations to CABPES Supporter Zane Beadles!
Beadles named Denver Broncos "Walter Payton Man of the Year"

Broncos guard Zane Beadles spoke about balancing academics and athletics to students at the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists Technical Resource Center.

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