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Masergy Announces 2018 STEM Collegiate Scholarship Winner

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University of Massachusetts Lowell student Michael Doane earns
company's third annual gift; Spring 2019 program also announced

Masergy,
a leading provider of
hybrid networking
, managed
security
and cloud
communications
solutions, has named Michael Doane as the company's
third annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
College Scholarship Fund winner. Doane, a Commonwealth Honors Student in
the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Lowell's Francis College of
Engineering, was chosen from a pool of hundreds of candidates
nationwide. His research focuses on sustainable solutions that combine
sanitation with renewable energy in Haiti.

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Michael Doane Wins Masergy 2018 STEM Collegiate Scholarship. (Photo: Business Wire)

Michael Doane Wins Masergy 2018 STEM Collegiate Scholarship. (Photo: Business Wire)

"STEM disciplines are fundamental to the progress of modern society,"
said Chris MacFarland, CEO, Masergy. "It is incredibly important to
facilitate learning and stimulate young minds into coming up with the
next big idea that can help transform our future for the benefit of all.
We are so proud of the enthusiasm and innovation that Michael has
demonstrated. The entire Masergy team is honored to present him with
this scholarship."

This marks the third year of Masergy's STEM scholarship, and the program
continues to gain momentum with double the number of applicants in 2018.

"It is so exciting to be selected for this honor among so many qualified
students," said Doane. "I look forward to using the funds as I continue
my research to help the people of Haiti live better lives through a
cleaner environment and sustainable energy. I'm grateful to Masergy for
helping to support this effort."

In 2015, Doane co-founded Biodigester-Aided Solutions in Haiti (BASH).
His work consists of a partnership with the UMass Lowell Haiti
Development Studies Center to develop biodigesters that use human or
animal waste for conversion into methane fuel and agricultural
fertilizer. The design is currently being tested with full-scale
implementation expected in early 2019.

Masergy is also announcing the launch of the Spring 2019 program to earn
a STEM-related scholarship. This year offers a new twist, encouraging
students to produce a 60-second video highlighting an original STEM
innovation they've developed. Applications can be uploaded to Twitter
then tagged with @MASERGY and the hashtags #stem #scholarship
#innovation. The deadline to submit videos for the Masergy 2019 Spring
Semester STEM Scholarship is January 15, 2019.

About Masergy

Masergy owns and operates the largest independent Software Defined
Platform in the world, delivering hybrid networking, managed security
and cloud communication solutions to global enterprises. Our patented
technology, customizable solutions and unmatched customer experience are
why a growing number of leading organizations rely on Masergy to deliver
performance beyond expectations. Learn more about Masergy
and follow us on our blog Transforming
Enterprise IT
, Twitter@Masergy,
LinkedIn
and Facebook.

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