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The Kimmy Foundation Establishes Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarships at the University of Maryland

Reston, VA, February 23, 2017 — Ms. Kimmy Duong, Vice Chair/Chief Financial Officer of Pragmatics, Inc. and President of The Kimmy Foundation, has pledged $2 million to fund scholarships at the University of Maryland to support engineering and business students.

Ms. Kimmy Duong emigrated from Vietnam to the United States on April 29, 1975, just before the fall of Saigon. She often reflects on the generosity, love, and kindness that she has received in America.

Ms. Duong noted, “No other country in the world can give immigrants the opportunities that this country can. It is important to show our appreciation. I feel that everything I have today, I owe to the opportunities I received in the USA and it is important for me to give back. My whole family believes the same. We are proud to contribute to advances in technology as well as education.”

The University of Maryland announced this generous donation from The Kimmy Foundation with an article at the following link:

Committed to serving communities across the United States and around the world, Ms. Duong and Dr. Long Nguyen, Pragmatics’ CEO and Founder, lead Pragmatics’ Corporate Responsibility program known as PragmaticSERVES. Through this program of charitable giving, Pragmatics maintains a vibrant culture of generosity, responsibility, and social awareness. For more than three decades, Pragmatics and its employees have contributed to numerous organizations and causes, with a focus on improving the quality of life for people in need, providing relief in times of turmoil, and promoting education and economic development.

About Pragmatics, Inc.
Pragmatics is a leading solutions provider for agile software engineering, agile business intelligence and analytics, audiovisual and networking technologies, cybersecurity, systems engineering, independent verification and validation, IT service management, program management, and transportation solutions. Externally appraised and rated CMMI-DEV® Maturity Level 5, Pragmatics is also ISO certified for 9001, ISO/IEC 20000-1, and ISO/IEC 27001. Pragmatics’ investment in both the CMMI and ISO programs demonstrates our organizational commitment to continuous process improvement and quality management. Our Pragmatic Agility® methodology has been recognized with awards from SmartCEO magazine and the TechAmerica Foundation.

Pragmatics serves clients from its headquarters in Reston, Virginia, and other sites across the U.S. For additional information about the company, please visit

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