Students make dean's list, Oregon Tech offers new cybersecurity degree and more

Congratulations, Lehigh University student

Ryan Klose of West Linn made the dean's list for the 2019 spring semester at Lehigh University. Students are eligible for dean's list if they receive a GPA of 3.6 or higher and take at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

Oregon Tech offers new cybersecurity degree

This coming fall, the Oregon Institute of Technology will offer Oregon's first bachelor of science degree in cybersecurity. First announced in January, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) approved the degree for fall 2019 enrollment at both Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses.

The degree provides applicable, hands-on experiences for students in the changing work force environment.

Graduates of this program can go on to work as security analysts, security engineers, cryptographers, security architects, security administrators, cryptanalysts, security software developers and security consultants, to name a few.

Security professionals are needed in all industries including public and private businesses, as well as across a multitude of government agencies. Oregon Tech will start accepting applications for cybersecurity immediately with the online degree expected to launch in fall 2020, as well as partnership opportunities with community colleges and others that would be part of the program.

Way to go, SOU student

Rachel Metzler of West Linn was inducted into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi at Southern Oregon University. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees also may qualify.

Congratulations, Michigan Tech student

Quentin Tovar-Prince of West Linn graduated May 4 from Michigan Technological University with a master's degree in business administration.

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