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Students sweep prizes at Association of Information Technology Professionals event
Apr 27, 2013 | 256 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Students who placed in the AITP on front row from left are Stephen Thompson, Jonathan Bordelon, Jimmy Van, Jamey Nelson and Matt Foshee.  On back row are Faculty Sponsor Dr. Jack Russell, Derek Young, Joanna Snipes, Adriane Lemoine, Greg Cruice and Barbara Russell, faculty sponsor.
Students who placed in the AITP on front row from left are Stephen Thompson, Jonathan Bordelon, Jimmy Van, Jamey Nelson and Matt Foshee.  On back row are Faculty Sponsor Dr. Jack Russell, Derek Young, Joanna Snipes, Adriane Lemoine, Greg Cruice and Barbara Russell, faculty sponsor.
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Nine students in Northwestern State University’s Computer Information Systems program competed at the 18th annual Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National College Conference held April 4-6 in St. Louis, Mo.  AITP is the leading worldwide society of professionals in information technology.

“No university or college came close to winning as many awards as NSU.  We are so proud of our students,” said Dr. Jack Russell, coordinator of Northwestern State’s CIS program.

Winning second place in Mobile Applications were Matt Foshee of Natchitoches and Jamey Nelson of Pitkin.  Nelson and Jimmy Van of Leesville won second place in Visual Studio .NET Applications and Honorable Mention in Systems Analysis and Design.  Jonathan Bordelon of Moreauville and Stephen Thompson of Natchitoches won second place in Enterprise Server Challenge and third place in JAVA Programming. Greg Cruice of Marrero and Adriane Lemoine of Pineville earned Honorable Mention in Enterprise Server Challenge.  Van also won third place in Highest Score in Microsoft Technology Associate Certification (Security).

Sixty-three colleges and university from across the United States attended the conference with more than 500 students registered.

“It is so exciting to see that our students continue to do well in our traditional competition areas, but are also working to win in the newer areas such as Mobile Applications,” said Barbara Russell, instructor and AITP faculty sponsor.

The team and CIS faculty will honored during a recognition ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in the Natchitoches Room of Russell Hall.

Northwestern State’s Computer Information Systems program offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in CIS.  

The program provides both theoretical and practical hands-on classes in Database, Networking, Programming and Systems Analysis & Design.

For more information on Northwestern State’s CIS program visit business.nsula.edu/computer-information-systems-home

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