Eastern's Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Student Chapter received two honorable competition recognitions at the 2011 National Association of Information Technology Professionals Collegiate Conference March 26 in Orlando, FL.
The chapter's database-driven website application team received Honorable Mention for its year-long information sharing hub project. The team has been working with 10 Windham area nonprofit organizations on an Internet application project, which will soon be launched for general public.
For three of the past four years, Eastern's AITP Chapter Team has been one of the 10 top scoring teams across North America. The team received "Honorable Mention" two years and won the National Championship last year. The chapter team also received "Honorable Mention" in design competition. More than 280 collegiate chapters of AITP across North America attend the national conference.
At the AITP conference, Alex Citurs, assistant professor of business administration, was presented the "Going the Extra Mile" Faculty Award. Citurs led the Easter team of BIS students to another very successful participation in the conference. "Alex truly goes the extra mile with respect both to the preparation of the team and his work in the Business Information System program," said Doncho Petkov, professor of business administration. "He gives of his time and energy in an unselfish manner to the AITP student chapter throughout the year; keeps the chapter focused on meaning events and activities; and bends over backwards to train, support and mentor chapter officers."