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Centriq Blog Category: Featured Students

Featured Networking Student for February 2019

Featured Networking Student for February 2019

February 8, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

KHALIFAH Graff

 


Bio

I am a native Kansan, Army combat veteran, former federal civilian employee, wife and a mother of two adorable children.  My formal education and most of my federal employment experience are in law enforcement.  At my last federal job, I was the go-to person for IT-related issues in the absence of an onsite IT technician.  I enjoyed the challenge so much that I am pursuing a career overhaul through Centriq in Systems and Security Administration.   

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Featured Developer Student for February 2019

Featured Developer Student for February 2019

February 1, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Tim Reddin

 

BIO

I worked in the financial services industry for 25 years, the first 5 in customer service and the next 20 years as a software developer, always learning new skills and training others. During those 25 years a lot has changed for me, I am married have three kids, one at KU, one at Blue Valley High School, and one at Prairie Star Middle School.

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Featured STL Developer Student for January 2019

Featured STL Developer Student for January 2019

January 25, 2019 in Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Richard Boggs

 

Bio

I knew I wanted to become a web developer in high school and pursued that dream. I graduated from University of Missouri-St. Louis with a Bachelor’s degree but unfortunately they didn’t have a developer program. My education continued in the workforce where I taught myself technical skills including, but not limited to, Visual Basic, front end development/design, C#, and Java. Centriq Training helped me take those skills and focus my skillset into my dream career.

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Featured Developer Student for January 2019

Featured Developer Student for January 2019

January 18, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Mike Moore

 

Bio

For the past 20+ years, I was a mainframe developer in the financial services industry.  After 9/11, I took military leave to serve in the Army and was deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. When my life as an infantryman ended, I returned to the life of a mainframe programmer.  After a while, I grew restless for a new challenge so I decided to grow my coding skill set by learning newer technologies. Now I’m working on that goal at Centriq and enjoying the experience.

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Featured Networking Student for January 2019

Featured Networking Student for January 2019

January 11, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Victor Volasgis

 


Bio

I am a U.S. Army Veteran interested in continuing my career focus of Information Technology, Desktop support, Help Desk Technician, into my civilian life. I am eager to continue my education and better myself to excel in my field. I am currently a student at Centriq Training enrolled in the Systems and Security career track, where I will obtain CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Security+, and Microsoft Server Administration Fundamentals certifications. The reason why I chose IT is because I love the mind bobbling puzzles that comes with troubleshooting issues. More importantly the great feeling you have after solving the problem at hand, from those “My computer just won’t turn on”, all the way to full on outages.

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Featured STL Networking Student for December 2018

Featured STL Networking Student for December 2018

December 20, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

Brian Simpson

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Bio

Ever since I graduated from college, I’ve been fortunate to excel in different high paced, customer focused roles like retail management, insurance sales, and auto claims. I’ve always had an interest in and aptitude for technology and have often been the go-to “IT-person”. Outside of work, I’m very passionate about the scouting program as an Eagle Scout. I’m also a die-hard fan of soccer. I’m looking forward to finding a company that I can have the same kind of passion in my new chosen career.Read More

Featured Networking Student for December 2018

Featured Networking Student for December 2018

December 17, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

Joe McNeely

 


Bio

I was born and raised in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  After High School I joined the Marine Corps as a Rifleman and was stationed in Twentynine Palms, CA and then deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. After I left the Marine Corps, I went to the University of Central Missouri and have been doing sales related jobs since college.Read More

Featured Developer Student for December 2018

Featured Developer Student for December 2018

December 7, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

BOYD SIMMS

 

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Bio

I grew up in Pleasant Hill, Missouri until the age of 18 where I joined the United States Army. In the Army I specialized as a Network and System Administrator. The Military gave me awesome opportunities to live in and visit countries such as Ireland, Korea, and Japan. I worked as a Network Administrator after the Military for two years, but was ready for something new and challenging.

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Featured STL Networking Student for November 2018

Featured STL Networking Student for November 2018

November 15, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

Jon Beckner

 

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Bio

Hello, my name is Jon Beckner and for the last few years, I have worked in the restaurant industry as I completed undergraduate and graduate studies. As I worked my way up to a management position I learned valuable skills such as adaptability, planning, organization, teamwork and communication that I feel will enable me to succeed in this field. My educational background includes a bachelor’s in criminal justice and sociology, as well as progress towards a master’s in criminology with a focus in cybercrime.Read More

Featured Networking Student for November 2018

Featured Networking Student for November 2018

November 9, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

JT Bird

 


Bio

At a young age I loved to take things apart to see how they work. From old stereos to the first computer that I opened, the technology amazed me which lead me to focus on STEM classes through my education. When I moved to a workplace environment I always had jobs that were customer facing and technical such as drafting and manufacturing eyeglass lenses. After having careers like these I realized that a career in IT would be the perfect match for me.
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