We have several award-winning programs at CCPE, and one of our newest just joined the lineup. The Ethical Hacker Certificate received the Distinguished Program Award (Non-Credit) at the ACHE South Conference in Austin, Texas, on April 10.
The regional division of the Association for Continuing Higher Education recognized the program because of its relevance to the current trend in cybersecurity and the high demand for training professionals in this field. They also noted the unique online component to the class, which includes access to a cloud environment that lets students practice hacking in a safe medium.
One of our own staff members was also recognized at the conference. Lourdes Arevalo, public relations specialist, received the Joseph P. Goddard Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes outstanding work in the pursuit of education, and Lourdes, who has balanced studies for her Integrated Global Communications master’s degree with the demands of her full-time role here at the College, perfectly exemplifies this level of excellence.
As always, the conference was a rewarding experience — beyond the awards themselves. Leaders in professional and higher education shared trends in their industry and at their respective institutions. One of our team members, Cheryl Rodewig, presented a breakout session on how social media marketing can intersect with the more technical side of things. And because it was Austin, we all learned how “weird” can be wonderful, too.
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