By David West
Northwestern State University student Terrence Bruff earned the top overall score among students attempting the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals test at the annual Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National Collegiate Conference in Chicago. Bruff is a senior computer information systems major. This is the 15th time in 16 years a NSU computer information systems major has won first place at the national competition.
Senior Casey Harris of DeRidder placed second in the banner competition. The team of Harvey Briggs of Natchitoches and Brooke Griffiths of St. Amant placed second in Office Solutions. Briggs, a senior finished in the top 25 in the Security competition. Griffiths, a junior, received honorable mention in Enterprise Systems.
“These results continue a string of success for the CIS program over the last 16 years,” said Curtis Penrod, coordinator of the CIS program. “NSU students compete well against students from major research universities. This competition has been a great way to promote the CIS program and show employers what our students can do.”
Northwestern State’s online bachelor’s program in computer information systems has been rated as the top information technology program in the country, according to Nonprofit Colleges Online
For more information on the AITP program, please contact Dr. Begona Perez-Mira at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about the CIS program, go to cis.nsula.edu or e-mail email@example.com.