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AITP Students Recognized for Excellence 8/2/08

by Alex Lehner on October 5, 2008

The College of Information recognized members of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) FSU Chapter at its end of semester graduation ceremonies on Friday, Aug. 8, for their excellent academic records, their commitment to the school, and their leadership in the community.

Several students received honor cords to mark their academic achievements (graduated with major GPA above a 3.5): Andrew Bertino, Walt Bower, Albert Fazio, David Friedman, Trang Ly, Emily Meyer, Kristin Norena, Jesse Rioseco, and Jachima Taino.

Kristin Norena, Walt Bower, Jachima Taino, and Ian Anthony were recognized for their contributions to the College. Kristin was the president of the AITP student organization and was also active in the STARS Alliance , a program to broaden the participation of women and minorities in computing. Walter was the vice president of AITP and was a student member of the Colleges undergraduate committee. Jachima was the member educator for AITP and was a member of the STARS Alliance. Ian Anthony was the communications chair for AITP and was very involved with projects and internship links.

In the last year, the AITP organization has been very active. They hosted a visit to the College by SAIC Corporation and toured Summit East IT Park, visiting companies such as Mainline Information Systems, eLayaway, and Focus Learning Systems. Student social events were held in the fall and spring, as well as a senior picnic. AITP hosted educational programs such as an entrepreneurship seminar, a focus on IT student businesses, and a Computer Gaming expo.

AITP provides students with leadership experiences, networking opportunities, guest speakers, internship connections, educational seminars. It posts their member profiles on the chapter website. If you have questions about AITP, please contact eranderee@ci.fsu.edu.

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