AC students pick up some awards at collegiate IT competition in Galveston

by Joe Wyatt
Published April 10, 2019

Amarillo College students emerged with several honors from a national information technology competition featuring about 250 participants from 38 colleges and universities – from Ball State to University of South Carolina.

Success Is AC NewsThe United States IT Collegiate Conference (USITCC) was conducted April 4-7 in Galveston, and AC captured awards in four categories.


In Mobile App Development, AC’s Julian Jacquez and Andrew Hands placed second, while Samantha Raleigh and Allen Herron received third-place honors. Raleigh and Herron also earned honorable mention in MS Office.


AC’s Cameron Meyers and John Emery claimed honorable mentions in two categories: PC Troubleshooting and CyberSecurity. And Bri Morales also received an honorable mention award for CyberSecurity.


This is the second year in a row that AC has come away from the USITCC with multiple significant accolades; AC won two second-place awards and one honorable mention at the same event last year.


“I’m extremely proud of our students,” said Dr. Carol Buse, dean of STEM, who, along with Karen Boatman and Christopher George of the CIS faculty, accompanied the AC students to Galveston. “It is gratifying to know that our students are able to consistently compete with the best students in the nation.”