Press Release for Wednesday, April 12, 2006

UNF Students Win National Computer Technology Competition

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Members of the University of North Florida student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals recently won the national COBOL competition at the 11th Annual National Collegiate Conference held in Dallas, Texas.

More than 80 colleges and universities—from Florida to Alaska—attended the annual computer technology conference. Two teams represented UNF at the national competition March 30-April 1. UNF seniors Rachel Etter and John Chaney took home first place in the COBOL Programming Contest, beating out Eastern Illinois University and Northwestern State University. UNF senior Gary Klama and junior Homere Akplogan also received an honorable mention in the COBOL contest.

The Association of Information Technology Professionals offers opportunities for Information Technology leadership and education through partnerships with industry, government and academia. AITP provides quality IT related education, information on relevant IT issues and forums for networking with experienced peers and other IT professionals for nearly 9,000 members.