Marvin Bailey Wins Technology Educator of the Year Award

INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2013) — Marvin Bailey, who has served in many roles as an education administrator and businessman with a focus on technology, accepts the Tech Educator of the Year Mira Award with (left to right) Greg Rexing of BKD and TechPoint President and CEO Mike Langellier.


Technology Educator of the Year Award (Marvin Bailey): Marvin Bailey has impacted hundreds of thousands of K-12 students in Indiana and throughout the nation with his dedication to excellence and innovation in the use of technology for educational achievement. His accomplishments include launching the nation’s first one-on-one computer project, helping to develop the e-rate system that provides up to 90% discounts for telecommunications providers, and helping to raise millions of dollars to purchase technology and training for educational purposes through the programs and initiatives he has championed. Bailey was chosen for his continuing leadership and tireless quest to bring technology into the classroom, including his efforts to fund educational technology like lobbying the Indiana General Assembly and ultimately securing more than a quarter of a billion dollars over eight years.

TechPoint Honors The Best of Tech in Indiana at The Mira Awards

TechPoint, Indiana’s technology growth initiative, honored Indiana’s best companies, entrepreneurs and educators for their technology excellence and innovation at the 14th annual Mira Awards gala presented by BKD CPAs & Advisors at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

"We had the largest class of Mira Awards finalists ever this year.  It's a sign of the increasing activity and growth in the tech and entrepreneurial communities," said TechPoint CEO Michael Langellier. The Mira Awards had a record 91 finalists this year chosen by an expert panel of 39 judges.”

TechPoint’s Mira Awards is a celebration and a prime opportunity to raise the visibility for new innovations and to help grow Indiana companies.

About TechPoint
TechPoint is Indiana’s statewide technology initiative focused on growing Indiana’s tech sector by promoting the successes of technology companies and professionals; supporting the formation of capital, expansion and attraction of technology companies; and advocating appropriate public policy. For more information, please visit www.techpoint.org.

About BKD
BKD, LLP is a national CPA and advisory firm that delivers its experience and service with a deep understanding of your business, your needs and what it takes to improve your business performance.  BKD’s approximately 2,000 personnel, including approximately 250 partners, serve clients in all 50 states and internationally. To learn more, visit bkd.com. Praxity, AISBL, a global alliance of independent firms, enhances BKD’s ability to serve the dynamic needs of multinational clients. Praxity provides the gateway to tax, assurance and consulting services delivered by alliance firms committed to the highest standards required in international business.


WATCH VIDEO: Learn more about the TechPoint Mira Awards and the role they play in economic development and the growth of Indiana's tech sector.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joshua Hall is editor of techpoint.org. He writes about Indiana tech companies, jobs, people & events. @joshua2349