The Department of Information Systems and Business Education has received numerous awards and accomplishments during this academic year:
*Dr. Sandy Braathen, Associate Professor, received the National Business Education Association Collegiate Teacher of the Year Award at the NBEA Conference in New Orleans, LA, April 22, 2011.
*Dr. Yanjun Zuo, Associate Professor, received the UND North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in teaching, research and service February 24, 2011.
*After having served the department as an Instructor since 2002, Dr. Glenda Rotvold accepted the position of Assistant Professor in August, 2010. In October 2010, Dr. Rotvold was once again recognized for outstanding achievements in teaching, research, and service by being awarded the Dr. Mark Langemo Faculty Fellowship in Information Systems and Business Education for 2010-2013. In October 2010, she earned Cisco CCNA Security Certification.
*Sheryl Broedel received the Faculty Service-Learning Award for her students’ work to provide research, planning and promotion for area nonprofits at a ceremony hosted by UND’s Center for Community Engagement in November, 2010. She was also identified as one of UND’s faculty “stars” by one or more Presidential Scholars and was honored at an event hosted by President Robert Kelly in January, 2011.
In regards to student success, six members of the AITP student chapter at UND attended the National Collegiate Conference in Orlando, Florida in March. The conference included presentations from companies like Microsoft, IBM, and Robert Half Technology; opportunities to complete certification exams; participating in competitive events; and networking with students and professionals from around the country.
Students competed in events including: Microsoft Office Composition, Database Design, and PC Troubleshooting. Jeff Wieser and Erica Johnson placed 3rd overall in the Microsoft Office Composition; both are Information Systems majors. Dillon Finger had the opportunity to tour “behind the scenes” at Walt Disney’s Epcot and see firsthand some of the technology that goes into the park.
The students enjoyed the opportunity to travel and represent the University of North Dakota’s AITP chapter. The AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals) is an organization open to students of all majors. Members enjoy opportunities to tour businesses in order to get a glimpse of potential future careers in the IT field, network with potential employers and student members, and participate in various social events.