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Richard Vinhais, a Management Information Systems (MIS) major at the School of Business graduated in the class of 2002. Upon graduation, Richard was hired as an Online Services Specialist at People's Bank. In March 2004, Richard was promoted to the position of Infrastructure Engineer and Senior I.T. Project Manager. During that time, he continued to pursue a M.Sc. in Management of Technology (concentration in Strategic Management of Resources), where he graduated with a 3.9 GPA in August 2006 at Fairfiled University, CT.

In December 2006, Richard was recruited by Ernst and Young as a Consultant to the Technology and Security Risk Services practice. At his own time, Richard is also an entrepreneur where he has committed to several partnerships in start-ups company in CT. He is currently pursuing a certification as Project Management Professional at the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Congratulations to Richard for his outstanding accomplishments since graduation in 2002 at the School of Business and his continuous pursuit of success. We are proud to have Richard Vinhais (as an alum) in our Management Information Systems program at the CCSU School of Business.


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Cathy Martini, a Management Information Systems (MIS) major, with Eric Gibb and

Ian McDonald (both of whom are Networking major and minoring in MIS) represented CCSU to compete in the Travelers Business I.T. Case Competition in 2005.

Cathy's team won first prize and was awarded $1000.00.

Congratulations to Cathy and the CCSU team for their accomplishments.


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Jim Chapman. The Educational Trust Fund (ETF) of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) has selected Central Connecticut State University accounting major Jim Chapman as a recipient of a 2008 “Connecticut Accounting Leadership Scholarship.” The $5,000 scholarship is presented by the ETF with the support of the Connecticut offices of the firms of Ernst & Young LLP, KPMG LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to assist students majoring in accounting with the financing of their college education.

Mr. Chapman will receive his award at the CSCPA 100th Annual Meeting at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville in May

In order to be considered for a “Connecticut Accounting Leadership Scholarship,” a student must be a declared accounting major at an institution of higher education in Connecticut that is recognized by the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy to qualify students to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. Candidates must meet specified grade point average levels in accounting and general studies, have fulfilled certain credit-hour requirements, complete a special application form available from the CSCPA office, compose and submit a 500-word essay, and provide two letters of recommendation.

Congratulations to Jim. We, here at the School of Business, are very proud of his achievements.


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Kameka Weir

My undergraduate years at CCSU as a MIS student helped in preparing me for the IT and Business world. I have gained enough knowledge about many different fields in IT, such as web development, networking, project management, etc.

In my MIS courses, I was given projects that were related to the real world. The projects made the students learn how to do research and how to find questions to answers with out directly asking for the answer.

Studying MIS was a way for me to see what about IT truly liked. I was able to gain additional IT work experience by working on campus as a student worker for ITS. This work experience combined with what I was learning in class provided me with a solid foundation.  I could take those knowledge and apply them to the real world, especially now that I am employed full-time at The Travelers, Hartford, CT. 

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