LSC-O Instructor of Information Technology Receives International Recognition

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Diane Dotson, Program Director and Instructor of Information Technology at Lamar State College-Orange, was recently recognized by the Cisco Networking Academy as an Advanced Level Instructor.  This award recognizes Dotson as one of the top 25% instructors globally in the following areas:  Participation in online instructor communities, number of professional development opportunities completed, attention to student needs, student performance, and use of resources.

Prior to her teaching career that began at LSC-O in 2003, Dotson worked in “corporate America” for more than 15 years.  Earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems and Master’s Degree in Educational Technology Leadership, Dotson is passionate about teaching and loves to see her students succeed. Dotson is the student sponsor for the AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals) student chapter at LSC-O. She strongly encourages her students to join this organization as it not only enhances IT development during the academic career, but assists in professional development, supports IT education, and seeks to advance national policies on IT that improves society as a whole.

Lamar State College-Orange has been a member of the Cisco Networking Academy for over 10 years.  LSC-O uses the Cisco Networking Academy to teach the four CCNA courses and the PC hardware/software class.  The Cisco Networking Academy is part of Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate.

Lamar State College-Orange offers courses in the Cisco curriculum and upon completion of the program Dotson’s students have the opportunity and are employed in the local area businesses, plants, and school districts.  Registration is open and she encourages all those interested in the computer information field to come and register for classes.