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Instructor Spotlight: Troy Carroll, CompTIA IT Fundamentals+

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  Our Instructor Spotlight is on Troy Carroll. Troy has an extensive IT background (particularly in the higher education space) and has held a variety of IT positions at UTC since 2003. Troy currently serves as an LMS administrator for the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning. Not only does he teach UTC’s CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ course, but he also is a UTC criminal justice adjunct professor. In his spare time, you can

Instructor Spotlight: Evan Gross, CompTIA A+

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  Our Instructor Spotlight is on Evan Gross, MPA. Evan is no stranger to the IT world, as he has owned an IT consulting business and currently serves as an LMS System Administrator at UTC. When he isn’t instructing CPE’s CompTIA A+ course or teaching as a UTC political science adjunct professor, Evan leads the emerging nonprofit Life Under The Wheel. Get to know Evan and why he believes the A+ course is impactful for individuals interested

Instructor Spotlight: Bob Mahler, Project Management Fundamentals

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  Our Instructor Spotlight is on Bob Mahler, PMP, PMI-RMP, MBA. From Bob’s time in the U.S. Special Forces to working on projects for the federal government, he brings a large amount of experience and knowledge to UTC’s Project Fundamentals course. Bob stays busy not only teaching project management but also serving as the senior director of business development for Velociteach (and working as a kickbox instructor).      Marah: What professional experience do you have relating to the

Instructor Spotlight: Rhonda Beard, HR Leadership Academy 

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  Our Instructor Spotlight is on one of our three HR Leadership Academy instructors, Rhonda Beard, SHRM-CP. Having been in HR for 25 years, Rhonda brings her expertise to the Academy and teaches Social Media in the Workplace, Diversity and Inclusion, and Recruiting and Retention for a Multigeneration Workforce. She also serves as an HR consultant, management trainer, and coach for BenchBuilders, a business coaching and consulting company.     Jeff: What professional

Instructor Spotlight: Katherine H. Burnett, HR Leadership Academy

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    Our Instructor Spotlight is on one of our three HR Leadership Academy instructors, Katherine Burnett. From working in leadership for the first bank to have a credit card to serving as a leadership development manager for T-Mobile, Katherine’s experience allows her to bring a wealth of personal insight to the Academy. Her sessions will teach you both the human and business side of business…and how to use knowledge in both areas

Instructor Spotlight: Stephanie Chastain, Microsoft Excel

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    From her college years at Kennesaw to her current role at See Rock City, Inc., Stephanie Chastain has had a worthwhile career training others. Whether she’s talking to students about real-life solutions to their software challenges or how to simply save time, her Excel knowledge takes her students far!   Marah: What is your professional background? Stephanie: I started working with adult learners while earning my bachelor’s

Instructor Spotlight: Enrique Vizoso, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Courses

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    Our Instructor Spotlight is on Enrique Vizoso. Enrique teaches supply chain and manufacturing courses for CPE. When he’s not instructing, he operates his consulting business, Vizoso Business Solutions.     Marah: What professional supply chain and manufacturing experience do you bring to the classroom? Enrique: I earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech in chemical engineering, but I ended up taking a job as a process mechanical

Instructor Spotlight: Andy Borchers, CPIM Certification Review

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    Our Instructor Spotlight is on Dr. Andy Borchers, DBA, CLTD, CPIM. He teaches the CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) course at UTC. Andy is also a professor of management and associate dean in Lipscomb University’s College of Business.     Marah: What professional experience do you have relating to the course you are teaching? Andy: I have 20 years of automotive industry experience and 24

Instructor Spotlight: Cynthia Wright, Pharmacy Tech

    Our Instructor Spotlight is on our Pharmacy Technician Academy instructor, Cynthia Wright, MPAH, CPhT. She also teaches for Allied Health and at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, and she has a master’s degree in public health administration.   Marah: What professional experience do you have relating to the course you are teaching? Cynthia: I’m a Certified Pharmacy Technician and a nationally-registered pharmacy technician. When I became a technician

Instructor Spotlight: Suzette Bowers, CMA and Phlebotomy Tech

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  Our Instructor Spotlight is on our Clinical Medical Assistant Academy and Phlebotomy Tech Academy instructor, Suzette Bowers, Ed.S. Not only does Suzette serve as an instructor for CPE, but she also develops the curriculum for the Clinical Medical Assistant Academy. Currently, she is working on creating a 9-month blended Clinical Medical Assistant program for UTC. Marah: What professional experience do you have relating to the course you are