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Butler Community College’s IT Program Recognizes Students

Butler Students graduating from IT program
Published: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Students from Butler Community College’s IT program received certificates of completion at the bi-annual ceremony given in their honor.

Last week, 13 students were given certificates in the departments of Software Development, Cyber Security, Internetworking Technologies, and Interactive 3D Technologies. These students received certificates of participation indicating completion of their courses.

 “I’m working on projects in the field,” said Jacob Valek, 25, a graduate of Goddard High School. “It’s been great. I’ve seen this program grow drastically.”

Valek attended the program part time for five years. He eventually wants to do character animation. Ann Ridgway, 21, a graduate of Heights High School also received a certificate. She attended the program full-time and would like to go into 3D drawing and imaging.

“The teachers really talk to you one on one,” said Ridgway of Kechi.

Duane Dunn, the associate dean and director of academic and professional programs at Kansas State University, Global Campus was the keynote speaker at the ceremony.

“I want to encourage you not to stop taking classes,” Dunn told the students. “It takes commitment, perseverance and a great deal of interest. What just a few years ago seemed was an impossibility is today standard practice.”The department chair of Interactive, Digital, and 3D Technologies is Darryl N. Runyan and the department chair of Cyber Security and Networking Management is Brett Eisenman. Both of these professors and their staff have worked hard to help the students learn the newest technologies.

The Interactive, Digital, and 3D Technology Program, along with the Cyber Security and Networking Management Program offers associate level and certificate level tracks. Included in these programs are Interactive 3D Technology, Digital Media, Digital Production, Web Development, Networking Technologies, Cyber Security, Windows Management, Software Development and Database Management. 

IT Graduates and Hometowns:


Zach Puls                             Basic Programming

Donald  Leigh                     Windows 8.1 Proficiency


Richard Rittle                     Basic Programming

Gavin Rose                         Cyber Security                                   Windows 8.1 Proficiency               Networking 1


Brett Bass                            Digital Media


Trevor Brand                      Server 2012 Proficiency


Jacob Dailey                       Networking I

Kevin Morales                   Windows 8.1 Proficiency


Alexandria Scriven             Digital Media

El Dorado

Connor Detlefsen              Windows 8.1 Proficiency


Steven Voth                       Basic Programming


Carl Hultgren Jr.                  Internetworking Management Windows 8.1 Proficiency               Server 2012 Proficiency

Ann Ridgway                      Interactive & 3D Technologies

Medicine Lodge

Aidan Clouse                      Interactive & 3D Technologies     Game Designer

Park City

Jamie Dehler                      Cyber Security


Kaleigh Kornfeld              Networking 1                                     Windows 8.1 Proficiency


Joshua Bradshaw             Cyber Security                                   Windows 8.1 Proficiency              

Chantele Crossman         Basic Programming

Daniel Crow                        Networking I                                      Server 2012 Proficiency

Cassandra Grote              Basic Programming

Donald  Harper                  Basic Programming

Adam Haselwood            Internetworking Management Windows 8.1 Proficiency               Server 2012 Proficiency

Luke Henwood                 Basic Programming

Paul Marinsky                    Cyber Security                                                                   Windows 8.1 Proficiency              

Satrina  McAnally             Internetworking Management  Windows 8.1 Proficiency              

Timothy Myers                 Basic Programming         

Jeffrey Phetteplace          Cyber Security                                   Windows 8.1 Proficiency

Anthony Pilla                     Networking 1                                     Windows 8.1 Proficiency              

Randall  Quist                     Cyber Security                                   Windows 8.1 Proficiency               Networking 1

Derek Ratliff                       Windows Administration

Paul Sampson                    Cyber Security

Cynia Sanchez                   Software Development               

Christopher Snyder             Server 2012 Proficiency

Efrain Tarango Arteaga        Cyber Security

Gide Tchinde Nde                Windows 8.1 Proficiency               Server 2012 Proficiency

Dana Aaby                          Digital Media

Ethan Harvey                     Digital Media

Michael  Lay                         Digital Media

Itzel Lazos                           Digital Media CERT-B

Corey Noble                       3D Graphic Specialist

Amanda Taylor                  Interactive & 3D Technologies

Jacob Valek                        Interactive & 3D Technologies

Melody  Winger                 Interactive & 3D Technologies


Katelin  Marney                Interactive & 3D Technologies

Chattanooga, Tenn.

Garan Weber                     Basic Programming

Interactive 3D:

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Cyber Security:

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