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PHCC Digital College – Information Technology staff at PHCC recently received a certificate for placing fourth in the 2013-2014 Digital Community Colleges Survey in the Small Colleges category.

IT team

Pictured (from left) are Desktop Technician Justin Leffue, Senior Network Administrator Eric Arrington, Dean of Technology David Deal and IT Technician Mark Setliff.

The college placed fourth in the 2013-2014 Digital Community Colleges Survey in the Small Colleges Category, which scores colleges based on their technology priorities, infrastructure and networks, collaboration and outreach efforts, and use of technology innovations.

“Community colleges across the country are employing technology in exciting ways to develop unique learning environments on campus, and to expand online learning opportunities 24/7,” said Alan Cox, senior vice president for the Center for Digital Education. “Many of the colleges honored this year have employed various technologies and social media to improve resources to further instructional goals. We are honored to acknowledge these community colleges’ technology advancements.”

David Deal, dean of technology at PHCC, said he is pleased that in the past 10 years, PHCC has placed seven times in the Small College Category of top 10 community colleges. The survey rewarded PHCC for its innovation in web technology, mobile computing, social networking, Enterprise Resource Planning, innovative classroom design, and collaboration with county and state agencies, K-12 partners, colleges and universities.

“A special thanks goes to the Information Technology staff for their efforts to make this happen,” he said. “I am sure we will continue to grow with our technology advancements and continue to receive these national acclaimed awards.”

The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy, and funding.