Cameron University students James Billings and Amy Banks, both of Lawton, received an Honorable Mention commendation at the recent 2009 National Collegiate Conference of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). Billings, a junior majoring in multimedia design, and Banks, a senior majoring in computing information systems, participated in the MS Office Solutions competition, in which they had to apply skills utilizing various MS Office software programs to solve a simulated business problem. The team of Billings and Banks was one of 62 teams in the competition and was one of only 10 who received commendations from the judges.
Teams were judged on how well they followed directions, how well they completed the problem statement, documentation explaining how they completed certain phases of the problem statement, and creativity and professionalism of their solution.
CU co-hosted the conference with Oklahoma Panhandle State University and the University of Central Oklahoma.
Following the event, Katia Mayfield, an instructor in the CU Department of Computing & Technology, was named Coordinator for the MS Office Solutions Competition for the 2010 AITP National Collegiate Conference.
May 5, 2009