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UWF students earn top awards at national IT conference

University of West Florida students earned top honors at the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National Collegiate Conference, held in St. Louis earlier this month.

More than 700 students from 100 schools attended the conference. The rankings for UWF students who competed are as follows: Madison Fortenberry and Duncan Calvert, 1st place in Java Programming, Honorable Mention in Mobile Application Design; Derek Merchant and Everett Lucas, Honorable Mention in Microsoft Office Solutions and Database Design; Chris Terry, 1st Place in IBM Enterprise Systems Challenge, 2nd place in Security Scenarios.

The student chapter of AITP at UWF is the professional organization for the Computer Science Department. It has been active and funded by SGA for 20 consecutive years under the direction of Dr. John W. Coffey, the chapter advisor. In addition to winning numerous regional and national competitions, the UWF AITP chapter has won the Student Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (SCOPA) five times, and the Region Seven (Southeastern U.S.) Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award three times.

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