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USI students excel at national IT conference in San Antonio

USI students excel at national IT conference in San Antonio

4/11/2012 | University Communications
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Nine students from the University of Southern Indiana College of Business attended the 17th annual Association of Information Technology Professions (AITP) National Collegiate Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 29 - April 1.

The students traveled with advisors Dr. Kenneth Shemroske and Mr. Ernest Nolan. They were among more than 500 students from across the United States representing 71 colleges and universities.

Emily Rastl of Vincennes and Jeff VanVorst of Evansville took first place out of 97 teams in the Office Solutions Competition. Andrew Poynter of Waveland and Jamie Stutsman of Boonville designed and created a banner that received a third place award in the “artistic” category. Aaron Valandra of Newburgh and Stacy Warford of Cynthiana gave an oral presentation and demonstration receiving an honorable mention in the Student Web Development Competition. Justin Steinback of Evansville and Valandra received an honorable mention in the Systems Analysis and Design Competition. Also attending were Jarod Daming of Richland and Brian Ensor of Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

“I’d like to congratulate all of our students for their hard work and outstanding success,” said Shemroske.

During the conference, Poynter, Rastl, Steinbeck and VanVorst passed the Associate Computer Professional Certification Examination offered through the Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals. Only nine of the more than 60 students taking the exam passed, including the four USI students. Additionally, Poynter passed a specialty exam in micro computing and networking and Steinback passed a specialty exam in object oriented analysis and design.

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Back Row: Kenneth Shemroske, Brian Ensor, Stacy Warford, Justin Steinback, Aaron Valandra, Andrew Poynter, Jaimie Stutsman, Jarod Daming, Emily Rastl, Ernie Nolan. Front Row: Jeff Van Vorst.

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