Three Voorhees College alumni participate in a cybersecurity STEM camp closeout program
August 01, 2016
Alumni Ronald Williams, Litany Lineberry and Gregory Ray provided their knowledge, time and service to the Cybersecurity STEM Day Camp closeout program held at Denmark Technical College on July 21. The cybersecurity day camp was a three-week program for high school students. During the camp, students were exposed to various science and math majors, discovered preventable computer-hacking measures and were provided with academic enrichment as it relates to cybersecurity.
Williams directed the program and Lineberry trained the Denmark Tech faculty and students on cybersecurity and programming through the use of Raspberry Pi, a mini computer management system. There were group presentations, interactive computer programming demonstrations, and an informative address by guest speaker, Ray, who highlighted the culmination activities.
Ray possesses a strong cybersecurity background, which began while a student at Voorhees, he detailed the importance of protecting the personal information that individuals share all too willingly via online outlets which makes them susceptible to hacking and identity theft. With focus and commitment, Ray assured the students they could have a lucrative career in cybersecurity.
All three alumni say they owe their careers to Voorhees and feel it is especially important to inspire and motivate today’s students. Williams and Lineberry currently teach at the institution and Ray attends various campus engagements.
Emergency management, environmental science and cyber security are currently the top three highest paying jobs according to Barbara Nimmons, Voorhees STEM camp director. Currently, Voorhees offers programs in each area.