Fort Gordon Cyber District/Alliance for Education Selected as 2018-2019 CyberPatriot Center of Excellence of the Year
Fort Gordon Cyber District / Alliance for Cyber Education was selected the 2018-2019 CyberPatriot Center of Excellence of the Year.
“It’s amazing to see the program grow as a result of the efforts put forth by our Centers of Excellence each year,” said Rebecca Dalton, Director of CyberPatriot Engagement and Outreach. “Dr. Tom Clark and the folks at the Fort Gordon Cyber District / Alliance for Cyber Education have created a remarkable CyberPatriot program throughout Georgia and South Carolina, one that wouldn’t have been able to thrive without their support. It’s a pleasure having the Fort Gordon Cyber District as a partner and we look forward to working with them for years to come.”
The CyberPatriot Center of Excellence (COE) program began in 2011 to recognize higher education institutions, government organizations, and other entities for their exceptional support in promoting and supporting the CyberPatriot program. By 2017, with nearly a dozen designated COEs, the CyberPatriot program office introduced the Center of Excellence of the Year Award to highlight the outstanding work down by those institutes going above and beyond the call of duty.
“Many community partners deserve recognition for this very prestigious award: the Fort Gordon Adopt-a-School program, our regional business partners, the Fort Gordon Cyber District Alliance for Cyber Education Committee members (under the leadership of Karyn Nixon, Augusta University), the U.S. Army Cyber School Training Battalion, NSA Georgia, the Georgia Cyber Center, educational and community leaders from Edgefield, Aiken, Lincoln, Columbia, Richmond, McDuffie, and Burke Counties. Area leaders who have provided cyber experts, equipment, and a venue respectively,” said Tom Clark, Executive Director. “Thank you and congratulations to the entire team that truly made this happen.”
Fort Gordon Cyber District / Alliance for Cyber Education earned the distinction of CEO of the year by utilizing a two-state, seven-county region and the extensive work it took building relationships with community, industry and education partners. Fort Gordon also provided over 1,000 hours of cyber education professional development for local teachers and mentors. This allowed more students to participate in the program.