The woman behind the audiovisual equipment at Moravian University events, Britt Yenser ’14, director of event technology, was among eight recipients of the Prism Scholarship awarded by the Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance (HETMA) with the support of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA).

The Prism Scholarship was created to advance the growth of underrepresented communities within the U.S. higher education technology workforce. The intent of the Prism Scholarship is to encourage women, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, disabled persons, and others to become active leaders and role models as technology managers in the higher education space.

“Higher education has always been an avenue to impact social change. HETMA recognizes that we have a unique opportunity to fulfill our mission of growing the influence of underrepresented professionals in the greater AV industry and are proud to announce our founding cohort,” says Joe Way, director of Learning Environments, Information Technology Services at the University of Southern California, and chair of HETMA. “We are looking forward to witnessing this incredible group of AV professionals grow in their craft, earn their CTS [Certified Technology Specialist certification], experience InfoComm [a conference for audiovisual professionals], and become a lasting force in both higher ed and the AV industry.”

The scholarship includes a one-year Elite Membership to AVIXA, inclusive of the entire online catalog of education, access to a virtual CTS prep course and course materials, the coverage of exam fees for the CTS exam, a mentorship by a HETMA member, plus a trip to a future InfoComm show.