Cameron University computing and technology students test skills at national information technology collegiate conference

Cameron University computing and technology students tested their skills in a variety of competitions during the Association of Information Technology Professional’s 19th Annual National Collegiate Conference in Atlanta, Ga. Gilron Charles, St. George’s, Grenada; Stephan Christmas, Geronimo; Kenesha Fairley, Lawton; Harry Kimberling, Franklinton, N.C.; Markita Nash, Lawton; Alka Shrestha, Kathmandu, Nepal; Eugenio Vazquez-Ruiz, Colima, Mexico;  and Edmund Velinor, St. Peter’s Parish, St. Kitts & Nevis, were among more than 500 students nationwide who attended the conference.

Faculty members Teresa Hickerson and Dr. Muhammad Javed accompanied the students to the conference. In addition to participating in various competitions, the Cameron students attended workshop sessions and took certification exams.

Charles placed third in the Security Contest and earned an honorable mention in the PC Troubleshooting Contest. He earned the Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) Information Systems Analyst certification at the Mastery Level and received the George Eggert Award for achieving the third-highest score on the certification exam.

Kimberling and Vazquez-Ruiz each passed the ICCP Information Systems Analyst certification test at the Practitioner Level. Vazquez-Ruiz earned an Honorable Mention in the Network Design competition and, along with Shrestha, made it to the final round of the Microsoft Office Solutions contest.

All of the participating students are members of Cameron’s AITP student chapter, which earned second place honors in the Professional Shirt Design competition and third place in the Casual Shirt Design competition.


April 22, 2014