Ashlie and Alayna Dewey
Chad Dewey was born May 2, 1973 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was a graduate of Freeland High School, Delta College, and Davenport University, where he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Most recently, he was attending California Intercontinental University, pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Management. He was carrying a 4.0 grade point average and would have completed all his studies except for his dissertation (A.B.D.) by March 2018. Chad was a hardworking single parent who was devoted to caring for his daughters even while he was a full-time student.
Chad consulted with several companies throughout the country on computer hacking and security, including Intel, where he did some hacking related to their infotainment systems in automobiles. He also presented “Hacking the High Seas” at several conferences in the United States as well as in Quebec City, Canada. He was also published n IEEE with a paper titled, “Advances in Information SEcurity EDucation focusing on SEED labs.
In 2014, he joined the SVSU faculty as a lecturer in the Computer Science Department. His colleagues remember him as a “great human being” who was “gentle, prompt, serious, outreaching, reliable, trustful, and also funny.” A student described him as a “truly caring professor” and a “good person.”
Chad’s family has established this scholarship to carry on his legacy of passion and dedication to his chosen field, and his desire to help students achieve their fullest potential.