Georgia Highlands College

Lunch Honors IT Department

Georgia Highlands College recognized its Information Technology department Thursday, Dec. 13 with the first annual Department of the Year award at a luncheon on the Floyd campus.† IT received the most nominations and votes from the college community.

Speakers at the luncheon cited the departmentís superb customer service and response times, its membersí consistent good manners and patience, and its high quality of work.† Jeff Patty, chief information officer, started the department as the sole employee in 1990.† Today, the IT department includes 29 skilled specialists who work at all five campuses of the college.

Pictured with Jeff Patty (seated, left), chief information officer, are Jeanette Eckles (seated), †director, Enterprise Application Services; (standing, l-r), Rob Laltrello, associate chief information officer, chief technology officer, Information Technology Services; Tony Gambill, director, Audio Visual Services; Jeff Brown, director, Digital Media Services; Jason McFry, assistant chief information officer, Client and Media Services; Richard Davis, chief information security officer, Security and Network Services; Rob Ramsey, director, System Support Services. Stephen Souders, regional director of operations and webmaster, is not pictured.

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