Speaker Date Topic
Ahmed Abdelkhalek Sep 25, 2018 5:30 PM
Cura Oceanus Foundation
Cura Oceanus Foundation

Ahmed Abdelkhalek is the Founder of Cura Oceanus Foundation, a Science and Technology 501(c)(3) and Chief Architect of the RiverBot® submersible. Ahmed grew up snorkeling and SCUBA diving around the Sinai Peninsula and was involved in environmental projects with the Cairo Divers.

Since then, Ahmed has designed and built systems and software in diverse industries, and for some very challenging customers including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Air Force and the US Marine Corps.

In 2017, Cura Oceanus Foundation provided STEAM projects and enrichment to over 1000 learners in Brevard and Indian River counties in Florida.

Ahmed is committed to making the World a better place, one person at a time, and one environmental challenge at a time.

Andrea Whittset Oct 09, 2018 5:30 PM
Frank Squillace, Director, Employer Relations PVCC Nov 13, 2018 5:30 PM
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Newtwork2 Work

Frank Squillace serves as the Director of Employer Relations for the Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Self-Sufficiency Network to Work program. His focus is on encouraging local employers to offer quality employment to the network of job seekers in central Virginia. 

Frank graduated from Saint Bonaventure University and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.  Frank has over 35 years of administrative experience in various positions. He has specialized in operations, relationship-building and customer service.  He was instrumental in establishing several of the programs, services and networking at Martha Jefferson Hospital, the Church of the Incarnation and the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, all in Charlottesville.  

Frank is originally from Syracuse, New York and enjoys spending time with his wife Jane, his two children and four step-children, reading, sports and playing cello in his rock band, 180