Ivy Tech Northeast computing and informatics students earn national, statewide attention

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast computing and informatics programs, in Fort Wayne, recently received national and statewide honors.

Three students in Cyber Technology have placed in the 2014 United States and Canada international CCNA and CCENT Cisco NetRiders competitions. Patrick Herendeen and James Franklin finished 19th and 87th, respectively, in North America in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (or CCNA) competition, which tests students on the full four semesters of their coursework. Kevin Miller finished 102nd in the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (or CCENT) competition, which tests students on their first two semesters of coursework.

A two-man team from Ivy Tech Northeast won Techapalooza 6.0. The event is a business plan presentation. Chad Smith, a Business Administration student, and Dustin Hayes, a Computer Information Systems student, presented a plan called BYOD: Bring Your Own Device. Smith and Hayes acknowledged their instructors, saying their expertise and support gave them the edge over the other teams, from IPFW and Ball State University.

For more information about Ivy Tech’s School of Computing and Informatics, visit IvyTech.edu/computing-informatics.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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