NSU computer information systems students co-host conference and win several contests
Northwestern State University students who competed in the AITP Region 3 student conference were, from left, Matt Foshee, Jamey Nelson, Greg Cruise, Adriane Lemoine, Jason Wiley, Joanna Snipes, Justin Cobb, Derek Young, Nathan Dockens, Jimmy Van and Stephen Thompson. Not shown is Jonathan Bordelon.
A team of students from Northwestern State University’s Computer Information Systems program competed at the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)’s annual Region 3 student conference. Region 3 includes Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Northwestern State’s AITP chapter was a co-host of this year’s conference and worked at proctoring Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) exams as well as set-up/cleanup.
They also provided $500 in door prizes. The conference was held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last weekend.
Northwestern’s team won first place and fourth place in application development, first in mobile applications and honorable mention in database design, according to Barbara Russell and Dr. Jack Russell, faculty sponsors.
The conference registered 240 attendees from 20 colleges and universities across the six-state region. Included in this year’s conference were eight competitions and a keynote address by Gen. (Retired) Bob Elder.