IT Students
From left to right, Jordan Fisher took second place in PC Trouble Shooting, and Zach Horrall and Mark Boomgaard placed second in Business Analysis and first place in Microsoft Office Solutions.


IT students take top honors

Three Colorado Mesa University students brought home first and second place awards from the Association of Information Technology (AITP) National Collegiate Conference late last month in Omaha, Neb.

Students Mark Boomgaard, Jordan Fisher and Zach Horrall are studying computer information systems in CMU’s business department. They also belong to the CMU AITP student chapter. The students were accompanied by computer information systems professor Johnny Snyder, who is the chapter’s faculty sponsor.

Boomgaard and Horrall took first place in the Microsoft Office Solutions category. They also placed second in the Business Analytics competition. Fisher took second place in Personal Computer Troubleshooting and scored high enough on the Information Systems Analyst exam to earn a certification.

Kaemen Chiles, president of CMU’s AITP chapter, also attended the conference. He and the other students participated in seminars on current trends in information systems and visited with information systems professionals from companies such as the United Service Automobile Association, Union Pacific, IBM and State Farm.

More than 500 information technology students from more than 50 colleges and universities attended and competed at the conference.

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