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Dr. Coffman and Dr. Stange will present “Energize Student Resumes with Non-Traditional Approaches” at the First Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference hosted by the Virginia Cyber Range, on August 14-15, 2018 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in which they discussed five primary ways to better prepare Cybersecurity and Computer Science students outside the classroom. The ways presented were (1) participation in individual and team competitions, (2) summer internships, (3) real course projects, (4) clubs, and (5) community service. Hear first-hand from students, faculty, and partners on this approach energizes a student’s resume.
LFCC cybersecurity student Amy Buchanan is the first Virginia Community College Student in the nation to be named a finalist for the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Awards. Read more about this achievement HERE.
Dr. Coffman and Dr. Stange presented “Energize Student Resumes with Non-Traditional Approaches” at the 2018 New Horizons Conference , in which they discussed five primary ways to better prepare students outside the classroom.
Dr. Coffman and LFCC Cybersecurity Students help a dual-enrolled student get her Girl Scout Gold Award, recognition from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), and headed down the Cybersecurity pathway. Read more HERE.
WHAG interviews Cybersecurity Student Trevor Riley-Jewel and Program Lead Dr. Coffman about the conclusion of the first year of the A.A.S. in Cybersecurity program. Watch the interview and read more at: http://www.your4state.com/news/virginia/lfcc-completes-first-year-of-cybersecurity-degree-program/705324447
Dr. Henry Coffman and Dr. Melissa Stange represented LFCC at the first Cyber Fusion competition awards ceremony at the Executive Manson in Richmond on Friday, April 14th. Pictured below (left to right) is Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth, Dr. Coffman, and Governor Terry Mcauliffe. More photos can be seen at https://www.flickr.com/photos/governorva/albums/72157680198453372
LFCC’s Cybersecurity Competition Team, aka “Crashers” make the Northern Virginia Daily after placing 4th place in the RUSecure preliminary competition. Read more about the team and the competition at http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2017/04/cybersecurity-team-advances-in-competition/.
The Winchester Star Newspaper, 10/8/2016: LFCC offers cybersecurity degree: Cybersecurity students Amy Buchanan and Patrick Condon II, were interviewed along with Dr. Henry Coffman during a recent class at the Middletown Campus. Read more by clicking here.
- LFCC is part of the Virginia Cyber Range (VACR) Executive Committee and Dr. Coffman is serving on the content sub-committee. Learn more about the VACR at https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/09/it_cyberrange.html
- LFCC’s Cyber Security program has won the Program of Study post-secondary award for 2015-15 from the Virginia Career and Technical Education Excellence in Education Group. Dr. Melissa Stange, Dr. Karen Kellison, and Dean Brenda Byard accept the award on behalf of Dr. Henry Coffman (present by phone). See photos from the ceremony at https://www.flickr.com/photos/vdoe/albums/72157666918594293.
- Dr. Henry Coffman receives a Distinguished Faculty award and is selected as the 2015-16 LFCC Faculty of the Year.
- Governor McAuliffe Announces Lord Fairfax Community College’s designation as a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense – See more at: https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=13344#sthash.JU7xCQk6.dpuf
- Northern Virginia Daily Newspaper: LFCC designated as leader in cyber defense – See more at http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2015/11/lfcc-designated-as-leader-in-cyber-defense/
- Winchester Daily Monitor: Lord Fairfax Community College designated as National Ceter of Excellence in Cyber Defense – See more at http://www.winchester.daily-monitor.com/lord-fairfax-community-college-designated-as-a-national-center-of-excellence-in-cyber-defense/22919/
- The Winchester Star Newspaper: Cyber Security Program at LFCC gets Recognition – See more at http://www.winchesterstar.com/article/cyber_security_program_at_lfcc_gets_recognition
At the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) in San Diego, California Dr. Henry Coffman was presented the official CAE2Y certificate. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in IA/CD programs. The goal of these programs is to reduce vulnerability in national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in IA/CD and producing a growing number of professionals with IA/CD expertise in various disciplines. Students attending CAE IA/CD-E and CAE IA/CD-R schools are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program and the Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service Program. To see a full list of NSA/DHS Current national CAE Designated Institutions click here. To read learn more about the CAE program click here.