Cameron University students garner awards at AITP Region 3 student conference

Cameron University earned the top spot in overall school placement at the recent Region 3 Student Conference of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), held on the Cameron campus. Cameron students were among more than 160 participants from Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas who gathered for the annual event and whose success in a variety of competitions resulted in CU taking first place overall among all schools.

Students Kehinde Adelusi and Akinola Akinlawon, Lagos, Nigeria; Ashok Adhikari, Kritesh Shiwakoti and Alka Shrestha, Kathmandu, Nepal; Walter Angeles, Alvin Carter, Benjamin Castricone, Sharon Collier, William Goins, Troy Hardin, Jeremy Heath and Jasmine Schultz, Lawton; Gilron Charles, St. George’s, Grenada; Stephan Christmas, Geronimo; Keenon Davis, Fletcher; David Finch and Frank Hastings, Elgin; Dan Hill, Martha; Steven Jeffords, Wichita Falls, Texas; Holly Jones, Duncan; Sean Orozco, Burkburnett, Texas; Winston Thompson, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; and Dean Weigelt, Johannesburg, South Africa; participated in the conference.

In the Security Scenarios competition, Jones placed first and Finch placed third. Adhikari and Schultz were top 10 finalists. Charles took first place in Network Design and earned an honorable mention in Database Design, as did Adelusi, Angeles and Hill. Charles also took second place in PC Troubleshooting, in which Hardin and Carter were top 10 finalists.  In the Mobile Applications contest, the team of Davis and Hastings took second place, and Hill placed third.

Davis, Hardin, Orozco, Schultz and Thompson passed the Information Systems Analysis certification exam offered by Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP). Hardin passed the test at the mastery level.

The Annual AITP Region 3 Student Conference is designed for students planning careers in information systems or related fields.  The conference supplements traditional IT education by offering attendees industry speakers who cover the latest industry trends and issues through educational sessions, student competitions, and networking opportunities with other IT students and professionals.

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October 15, 2014

PR# 14-183