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Competing against peers from 63 colleges and universities from across the nation, CMU students walked away with three top-10 awards. Led by AITP advisor Johnny Snyder, PhD, professor of Computer Information Systems, Paul Ducray took honorable mention in PC Troubleshooting and placed in the top-10 in Security Scenario


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CMU business students returned to campus with top honors following a weekend of competitions April 6 and 7.

Five students traveled to St. Louis, Mo. to participate in the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National Collegiate Conference. Competing against peers from 63 colleges and universities from across the nation, CMU students walked away with three top-10 awards. Led by AITP advisor Johnny Snyder, PhD, professor of Computer Information Systems, Paul Ducray took honorable mention in PC Troubleshooting and placed in the top-10 in Security Scenario. His teammate, Dustin DeLor, took third in PC Troubleshooting.

Members of CMU’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) club traveled to Denver and competed in the PBL State Leadership Conference. The team participated in a wide array of business related events, including Statistical Analysis, Business Interview, Digital Video Production and Contemporary Sports Issues. PBL members returned home with an astounding 49 top-five awards.

Many club members placed first in up to three of their events, including Heather Brown, Caroline Dowd, Michael Eldridge, Jaime Feliciano, Daniel Files, Shawn Ford, Jeremy Garcia, Amelia Higgins, Kerrie Jones, Bonnie Masters, Teresa Madrid, Sara McGuire, Kathryn Oshiro, Caity Ross, Molly Roth , Kurt Ruffley, Jasper Shotts and Donald Wilson.

PBL advisor and instructor of business Deb Parman was named Outstanding Chapter Advisor and received an award for her work with the club.

In June, the competing students will travel to PBL’s 2013 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. •

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