Association of Information Technology Professionals
Region 3 Student Conference hosted by
Amarillo College
andOklahoma Panhandle State University

Amarillo College and the CIS Department recently hosted the Association of Information Technology Professionals Region 3 Student Conference during the fall break. Amarillo College students competed against 13 different organizations and universities from across Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Louisiana. During this three-day conference, students competed in C# Programming, Cybersecurity, Database Design, Java Programming, Microsoft Office Solutions, PC Troubleshooting, Network Design, Mobile Applications, and System Analysis.

We want to thank everyone at Amarillo College for helping to provide a beautiful and welcoming facility to host the AITP Region 3 Student Conference. Amarillo College received numerous positive reviews for hosting this event and we couldn’t have done it without the help from the entire AC Family. Because of your contributions, we were able to WOW students from the Sam Houston State University, Cameron University, Northwestern State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Our Lady of the Lake University, Tarleton State University, Texas State University, University of Houston, University of Mississippi, University of Texas Pan American, and University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley.

A special thanks to Dewayne Higgs as Conference Chairman, Christopher George, Karen Boatman, Dr. Carol Buse, and Bash Script Crazy for making this such a successful event. We look forward to representing Amarillo College for the first time at the AITP National Student Conference this upcoming spring.


And the Winners Are!

Java Programming

First Place Christopher Coffee Amarillo College
Second Place Michael Ball Cameron University
Third Place Lee Easson & Nicholas Lee University of Mississippi
Honorable Mention Aaron Rubesh & Syed Khadir University of Houston

C# Programming

First Place Caleb Stanley & Dylan Reithel University of Mississippi
Second Place Zackery Newbill Amarillo College
Third Place Athena Mills & Chelsea Hinojosa Texas State University
Honorable Mention Nathan Baldwin & Michael Houston Tarleton State University

Office Solutions

First Place Cale Curry & Martin Jurado Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Second Place Michelle Nguyen & Chris Tran University of Houston
Third Place Diana Aguilar & Nhi Do AITP Sam Houston State University
Honorable Mention Jennifer Turner & Michael Houston Tarleton State University

PC Troubleshooting

First Place Marshal Homfeld Amarillo College
Second Place Garrett Nicholas OSU Institute of Technology
Third Place Gabriel Gozalo Our Lady of the Lake University
Honorable Mention Nathan Baldwin Tarleton State University

Network Design

First Place Elias Pitterle & Travis Pitterle Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Second Place Caleb Stanley & Dylan Reithel University of Mississippi
Third Place Hunter York & Jennifer Turner Tarleton State University
Honorable Mention Chance Hayden & Cesar Quinonez Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Security

First Place Kyele Day Amarillo College
Second Place Aaron Rubesh University of Houston
Third Place Harvey Briggs Northwestern State University

Security Honorable Mention
Maxwell Wethington, Texas State University Janina Peterson, Our Lady of the Lake University Cesar Quinonez, Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Andrew Walker, University of Mississippi Sean Boyer, Our Lady of the Lake University Chance Hayden, Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Grant Sparkman, Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Mobile Applications

First Place Christopher Coffee Amarillo College
Second Place Gwendolyn Ambrose Texas State University
Third Place Sean Boyer & Vivek Joseph Our Lady of the Lake University

Database Design

First Place Cole Tolbert & Elias Pitterle Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Second Place Kelsey Claspill & Kenisha Lewis Northwestern State University
Third Place Brooke Griffiths & Kazue Seo Northwestern State University
Honorable Mention Marcus Lucas & Pablo Portillo Texas State University

Systems Analysis and Design

First Place Andrew Stiefler & Seth Owings University of Houston
Second Place Aaron Cartwright & Hanna Foster Texas State University
Third Place Richard Lee & Ethan Orcutt University of Houston
Honorable Mention Kenisha Lewis & Harold Simmons Northwestern State University

Winners of Each Competition