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Christopher Beach Recognized as 2022 Apereo Dolphin Fellow

Fellows enrich the Apereo community by providing technical expertise, teaching, research, community organization, support, and leadership

chris beach 110 x 110Gilbert, AZ – August 18, 2022— Unicon, Inc., a leading technology consulting firm focused solely on the education ecosystem, announced today that Christopher Beach, Senior Software Developer at Unicon, has been selected as a 2022 Apereo Dolphin Fellow. These awards recognize exceptional service and contributions by individuals to the Apereo open source community. From development to project management to other acts of service and support, Apereo Fellows make important contributions to the projects within the foundation.

Chris is the openEQUELLA tech lead at Unicon, and has been involved with Apereo projects since joining Unicon in 2017. He sits on the uPortal Steering Committee and supports Unicon’s Open Source Support program for uPortal. Mr. Beach is also a Subject Matter Expert in openEQUELLA, sits on the openEQUELLA Advisory Board, and was part of the Community Developer Meetings while they were being held. He has presented on openEQUELLA and uPortal topics at Open Apereo, and was vocal in the push to integrate the various projects together.

"I'm grateful for the community recognition of this award. I'm encouraged that open source is a vital part of building applications and the learner journey,” said Christopher Beach, Software Developer, Unicon, Inc. “I appreciate that Apereo continues to be part of the wider open source community.”

The purpose of the Apereo Foundation Fellows Program is to acknowledge, celebrate, and reward the contributions of important Apereo volunteer contributors. The Apereo Fellows program seeks to foster community leadership and contribution through recognizing and supporting active contributors.

About Apereo
The Apereo Foundation is a non-profit organization supported by voluntary partner contributions. Apereo provides a rational and improved organizational umbrella for a range of projects and software communities serving higher education. Apereo is dedicated to coordinating activities that foster software development and community health to ensure the long-term viability of the projects they support. The core mission of the Foundation is to "assist and facilitate educational organizations that collaborate to foster, develop, and sustain open technologies and innovation to support learning, teaching, and research.” Learn more at