Vincennes University faculty member receives prestigious cybersecurity award

Vincennes University faculty member receives prestigious cybersecurity award

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October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019 / Vincennes University faculty member receives prestigious cybersecurity award

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Information Technology Department Chair and Associate Professor Jaci Lederman was presented an Academic Instructor Circle of Excellence award by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) on Oct. 9.

She was awarded the distinction due to her commitment to cybersecurity education.

The award is a very high honor within the cybersecurity community and the EC-Council, the largest cyber security technical certification body in the world. It formally recognizes instructors within North America that excel each year with lasting impacts on their students’ cybersecurity education and local communities.

“Jaci is an excellent instructor and leader. She works diligently to ensure that Vincennes University Information Technology students receive a quality education. Jaci is very deserving of the Circle of Excellence Award,” Dean of VU’s College of Business and Public Service Anna Miller said.

Lederman accepted the award during the EC-Council Partner Awards gala in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Both the education and information technology professions have elements of staying on top of what’s next, what’s trending, and the opportunity to be creative,” Lederman said. “I enjoy taking those challenges in both professions. I am absolutely honored to receive this award in cyber security education. I believe it is my responsibility to do my part in preparing the next generation of cybersecurity experts.”

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