Rose State "Innovator of the Year"



           A partnership between Rose State College and the Air Force Association (AFA) was honored with an award from the Journal Record newspaper for innovation and leadership in teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

          The award was presented by the newspaper at a banquet for several honorees last week. A release from the newspaper states that Rose State and the AFA advance the cause of innovation through teaching cyber security to high school students in a national competition called CyberPatriot.

           In an article, the Journal Record states, "The AFA Gerrity Chapter and Rose State College, the only community college in the nation that provides training for all National Security Council cybersecurity certifications, teamed to design a state-of-the-art CyberPatriot pre-competition curriculum. Students from across the state are trained, free of charge, in lifelike cyber-attack and evasion problems and scenarios in Rose’s cyber lab."

           Rose State College has been named a CyberPatriot Center of Excellence by AFA, one of only four locations in the country to be selected. As such, Rose State faculty are integrally involved in teaching and preparing Oklahoma students for various state, regional, and national cyber security competitions under the CyberPatriot program.

           "We are honored to be a part of the Air Force Association's national CyberPatriot competition," said Stan Greil, Rose State College's Vice President of Workforce Development. "Through our partnership, we have trained hundreds of high school students in various aspects of this exciting high-tech field. Some have even gone on to reach the national finals."

           "Along with with Rose State College, the CyberPatriot program is preparing students to take positions of leadership in a field of upmost importance to national security," said Mark Tarpley, Gerrity Chapter President of the Air Force Association. "It is very gratifying to see the success Oklahoma students have had in the various levels of competition, and the Air Force Association is grateful for the dedication of the cyber security faculty at Rose State."

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