NEW YORK, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Keith Mann of Dynamics Search Partners has announced the second annual Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement, an award designed to recognize the next generation of innovative business leaders. The winner this year was Shanice Theodore, who will be attending the University of Virginia with aspirations of attaining a degree in Law.
Keith and Keely Mann are pleased yet again, to partner with Uncommon Schools, a non-profit charter management organization based in New York City, to implement this scholarship opportunity. The scholarship will be available to one graduating senior each year at one of Uncommon Schools' Brooklyn-based high schools.
"We are really thankful and grateful to Keith and Keely Mann for implementing this generous scholarship program at our school," said Joe Frick, a college counselor at Uncommon Charter High School. "Last year, this scholarship made it possible for one of our students to attend his dream school, the University at Buffalo, and this year it ensures Shanice will have the means to attend the University of Virginia."
Travis Charles, last year's winner, reached out to Keith and Keely upon completion of his first year of college. "As my freshman year comes to a close I want to reach out to you guys just to thank you for believing in me enough to choose me as the recipient of the scholarship. I can't wait to see what else is in store for me on my journey to turning my dreams into reality. I will forever be grateful."
Applicants for the scholarship are asked to write a 1,000-word essay on how earning a college degree will assist them in achieving their professional goals. Mann is an advocate for education and a philanthropist. As the Founder of Dynamics Search Partners, he is committed to identifying strong leaders and pairing them with companies to cultivate their success.
"Keely and I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with and support the Uncommon Schools. It is tremendously rewarding for us not only to have the ability to do so, but to teach our own children the importance of helping others when you are able. We are so excited to once again support the Uncommon Schools' goal of preparing low-income students to not only attend, but graduate from college and go on to succeed professionally using their degree," Mann, Founder of Dynamics Search Partners, explained. "The scholarship will support this mission."
Mann's scholarship was open to graduating seniors attending Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn, New York through March 1, 2017. One winner was announced at the end of April 2017, and will receive a scholarship to apply towards their college tuition.
About Keith Mann – Founder/CEO
Keith Mann has been working in the executive search industry for over 15 years and is an expert in hedge fund & private equity compensation, staffing and hiring strategy. Mann launched the Alternative Investment Practice within Dynamics Executive Search in 2002 after identifying the hedge fund industry as a rapidly growing market that was underserved by the search community. In 2006, he expanded the practice into the private equity industry, and in 2009, Keith Mann established Dynamics Search Partners (DSP) as a premier executive search firm dedicated exclusively to alternative investment firms. Keith Mann is currently the CEO of DSP and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm. DSP works with firms across the alternative investment industry in the United States, Europe and Asia, and fills over 250 client mandates each year.
About Uncommon Schools
Uncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. In 2015-2016, Uncommon Schools manages a network of 44 charter public schools across Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York serving over 14,000 students in grades K-12.
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