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AITP 9th Annual National Collegiate Conference Quotes and Words of Praise

Sunday, May 30, 2004   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kevin Jetton
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Here are just a few of the many words of praise and appreciation for what is being credited as the best-ever AITP National Collegiate Conference, held April 1-3 in Omaha, Nebraska.

"Best ever with a superb mix of facilities, break outs, fun in Omaha (Old Market and the zoo), the job everyone did and chapter participation in break outs, competitions and ICCP testing - all made easy to do or interesting to attend."
- Dawn Pantaleo, Kallamazoo Community College Faculty

" 'Undoubtedly, this was the best conference ever,' said our NSU seniors who have attended the last three conferences. Many thanks from Northwestern State for all that you and the NCC team does each year to make this conference the success it is. It just keeps getting better! And, the hotel was great. The students from NSU loved the facilities and the convention center. It was a class act compared to a few in the past. This left a good impression on a lot of students all over the country. It should have a good impact from the 'customer satisfaction' perspective."
- Jack Russell, Northwestern State University Faculty and AITP NCC Advisory Committee Member

"I had a wonderful time at my first AITP NCC. An intriguing, inspirational and personal strengthening experience, the AITP NCC 2004 in Omaha, Neb. provided me with an incredible opportunity for networking and skill improvement. The atmosphere was welcoming and well suited for the event, which was held at a brand new venue/lodging. I will definitely be back next year for this great event!"
- Anthony Cesaro, University of Central Florida

"The conference was a great success. I met many great contacts that will help me begin my career as an IT professional. I can't wait to go back next year."
- Matt Olson, University of Central Florida

"Just wanted to let you know that I was totally blown away by the conference. I have been attending other professional conferences - national and international - and I assumed that yours would be similar: professionals with some students. I could not believe the attendance and the enthusiastic attitudes of the students. I know of no one else doing so much for tomorrow's professionals. Thank you, and keep up the good work."
- Ron Adams, Kalamazoo Valley Community College Faculty and Conference Speaker

We were happy to get so much praise from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana:

"Congratulations on a successful event. All of our attendees were impressed with the conference. This year we managed to get nine students to attend who are freshman/sophomores (too early in the program to be able to compete), who attended to 'see what it's all about.' Every one of them returned having a positive experience, ready to go again next year. Also, there was that part of the group who were seniors -- first time attendees - who are sick that they hadn't gone in years past. They realize how much they've missed. We really have the ball rolling now at NSU. It's so exciting to see our students' attitudes expanding. Our next goal will be to overtake LSU-Baton Rouge as the largest student chapter!!
- Barbara Russell, AITP Student Chapter Faculty Advisor

"NCC provided networking capabilities beyond our imaginations."
- Brandy Bourgoyne, Northwestern State University student

"The conference provided an opportunity to test my programming skills against the rest of the nation, and to develop my soft-skills at networking and leadership workshops."
- James Marshm, Northwestern State University student

"The conference gave me an eye-opening experience. It made me realize that the teachers only have enough time to give us a foundation for the programming languages they teach, but you should take it upon yourself to find out more."
- Tarlisha Messeng, Northwestern State University graduate student

"NCC provided us with the opportunity to get to meet lots of students and faculty from around the country, as well as business professionals who can provide a lot of insight into the professional world."
- Curtis Penrod, Northwestern State University student


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