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Laura Dahl, Director
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**For Immediate Release**
Programming Team Exhibits Expertise
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 10-31-05
by Laura Dahl

Goodwell - The Oklahoma Panhandle State University programming team, comprised of 17 OPSU students, competed at the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) regional contest in Abilene, Texas last week. The competition included 124 students representing 17 universities covering a six state region. Students vied for top honors in eight categories including Web Page Design, Publisher, Java, Access Database Design, Network Design, C++ Programming, Visual Basic, and Microsoft Integration.

OPSU programming team students brought home five awards. Manuel Carranza of Liberal, Kansas and Aaron Sudbrink of Borger, Texas returned to campus with first place in Web Design. One of the judges termed the coding as “awesome.”

Adil Faleh and Jace Webb, both of Goodwell, won second place in Access Database Design, and Eyler McNeil and Austin Baze took fourth in the same category. Both teams were praised for the professionalism and design aspects of their database switchboards, forms, and reports.

Baze and McNeil also placed third in Network Design while the team of Larissa Peters of Guymon, OK and Mary Sheldon of Goodwell placed fourth in Publisher. The Network team excelled in their overall design and professional diagram while the Publisher team was commended for the layout and functional flow of their newsletter.

The OPSU students who participated in the contests spent hours over the past month practicing and proved their knowledge by creating a solution under a deadline in a stressful, highly competitive atmosphere.

The team’s performance attests to the fact that OPSU boasts a first-rate Computer Information Systems program. Highly qualified faculty equip students with skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s competitive technology industry. This fine group of students has several months to hone their skills before competing at the AITP National Student Programming contests March 29-April 1, 2006 in Dallas, Texas.


Manuel Carranza and Aaron Sudbrink display their championship Website Design certificate. - photos courtesy OPSU Programming Team OPSU AITP contest winners pose for a photo. Kneeling left to right are Manuel Carranza, Adil Faleh and Jace Webb. Standing left to right are Mary Sheldon, Larissa Peters, Aaron Sudbrink, Eyler McNeil, and Austin Baze.



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