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UAM CIS Students Win Arkansas State Programming Competition

A team of computer information systems majors from the University of Arkansas at Monticello captured first place in the 2002 Arkansas Collegiate Programming Contest held Tuesday, February 5, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Two teams from UAM competed in the COBOL programming language School of the contest, which is sponsored annually by Acxiom Corporation’s Technical Resource Network.

The first place team was comprised of Ashley Young, a senior computer information systems major from Warren; James Hartshorn, a senior CIS major from Hamburg; and Andrea Chambers, a senior CIS major from Monticello.

The second team from UAM finished in fourth place and included Jared Wrzesinski, a junior CIS major from Lake Village; Catherine Russell, a senior CIS major from Hermitage; and Trey Stutts, a senior majoring in CIS and accounting from Eudora.

The contest consisted of two Schools: Computer Science and Computer Information Systems. In the CIS School, teams of three students were to analyze and code the solutions to six computer programming problems in a period of five hours using either the COBOL or C++ language. The students’ solutions were rated for speed of completion and for accuracy.

Both teams were coached by Lori Selby, and they were sponsored by Jean Hendrix and Terri Hopkins, all professors in the School of Computer Information Systems.

Ashley Young, James Hartshorn, Andrea Chambers, 
Jared Wrzesinski, Catherine Russell & Trey Stutts
TEAM MEMBERS (From left) Ashley Young, James Hartshorn, Andrea Chambers,
Jared Wrzesinski, Catherine Russell & Trey Stutts"

UAM School of CIS