|AITP Wall of Fame|
AITP Wall of Fame Award
The purpose of the Wall of Fame award recognizes individuals who have provided and continue to provide distinguished and extensive service to AITP at all levels and the IT Industry. Nominees need not be past or present Association officers nor current members of AITP. No requirement exists to make the award annually.
All of the above AITP members have made a huge impact on AITP, especially Paul Pair. Paul Pair played a leading role in Data Processing education and helped to bridge the gap between campuses and corporations while educating the future IT leaders. Paul was known to urge others to "give it back", and he did by starting the Pair School of Business and the first Data Processing school in the Midwest - the Automation Institute of Chicago in 1957. Paul also served as the Senior Education Consultant for Control Data Corp and as a Director of the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals (ICCP).
With AITP Paul started the Paul Pair Challenge Grant in which he offered to Data Processing Management Association Education Foundation (DPMA-EF) to match all new contributions up to a total of $50,000 received from November 1, 1987 to December 31, 1988. Paul also started the first DPMA Collegiate Conference! Paul was named Computer Science Man of the Year by DPMA Chicago Chapter in 1973, received the DPMA Gold Award in 1979, was honored with the DPMA Distinguished Information Sciences Award (DISA) and received the Diamond Award in 1985 among many other awards.