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June 2014

OPSU Programming Team Competes at Nationals

The OPSU programming team traveled to the 2014 Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National Collegiate Conference held April 10-13 in Atlanta at the Omni CNN Center Hotel.

The students competed in a number of information technology (IT) contests at the conference as well as attending various informational sessions. In addition, the students had the opportunity to participate in a job fair. The team members had an opportunity to meet with potential employers and several had interviews for summer internships as well as future employment.

OPSU dean of business and technology and trip sponsor, Diane Murphey, said, "I am extremely proud of our OPSU students. They were very competitive and felt well prepared in all of their contests. Our students did a fantastic job demonstrating that OPSU is indeed a place of affordable academic excellence."

Nearly 500 students from 59 different universities competed in the IT contests. The OPSU team of Andrew Augerot and William Parks finished third in systems analysis behind two Brigham Young University teams and ahead of Honorable Mentions Purdue University, University of Iowa, University of Alaska, and Northwestern State University (Louisiana).

Students attending the conference included Levi Adams of Liberal, Kan.; Omar Anchondo of Guymon; Andrew Augerot of Scott City, Kan.; Colton Blume of Cheyenne; Idifonso Medina of Guymon; Jorge Moreno of Texhoma; Kendra O'Hara of Borger, Texas; William Parks of Tyrone; Camille Washington of Austin; and Landon Wright of Turpin.

While at the conference, the group also enjoyed tours of the Georgia Aquarium and the CNN news studio.

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