IT-oLogy Recognized as Business Partner of the Year by Irmo High School

IT-oLogy has been named the Business Partner of the Year by Irmo High School for 2011.

USC Professor Bob Brookshire, an IT-oLogy board member and volunteer, accepted the 2011 Business Partner of the Year award from Carolyn Diaz, Chair of Business and Technology Education at Irmo High School. This award was given to IT-oLogy because of the assistance and guidance from Dr. Brookshire, Lonnie Emard and the organization on the advisory council and with field trips and computer camps. IT-oLogy was nominated for the award by Irmo High School, and was recognized by the Lexington Five School District.

Carolyn Diaz wrote the following for the nomination:

“Lonnie Emard is the Executive Director of the Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management.  He, along with Bob Brookshire as the Associate Director for Outreach, have gone above and beyond to work with us to get students more involved in computer science.  The Consortium has opened IT-ology at 1301 Gervais Street.  IT-ology is bringing a bigger focus to Columbia, SC about information technology.  This organization has helped our department focus our efforts to better understand the demands of business today.  IT-ology has provided field trip opportunities for our FBLA students.  Both Lonnie and Bob serve on our CATE Business, Marketing, and Information Technology Advisory Council.  Both have come to speak with our faculty about information technology as a career and how to better prepare students.  They have volunteered as guest speakers.  We have been invited to attend conferences at reduced rates (free for students).  They are currently inviting students to participate in camps both as campers and as student interns.  I know that I can pick up the phone and ask them for almost anything and they are always available to assist.”

We are thrilled to be recognized as the Business Partner of the Year. Our partnership with the Lexington Five School District is a perfect example of IT-oLogy at work!

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