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Student Alliance2020-11-19T11:08:26-07:00

WELCOME TO THE NCC STUDENT ALLIANCE (NCCSA)

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WHO WE ARE

The NCCSA brings cybersecurity students and chapter advisors together to:

  • Develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Participate in local and national cyber competitions
  • Interact with the cybersecurity business and industry partners
  • Plan academic and career pathways in an exciting, emerging, and lucrative profession
  • Have fun, socialize, and network with peers and mentors
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The NCCSA Career & Technical Student Organization is designed for 6-12 grade students interested in exploring a career in cybersecurity.

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Cyber Camp, Summer 2020

The National Cybersecurity Center held seven CyberPatriot Cyber Camps this summer. Six camps were in-person and one camp was virtual. Over 100 students took part in the camps this year!

ABOUT THE NCCSA

Welcome to NCCSA, the new Cyber Education Student Organization that focuses on cybersecurity! This new Student Alliance responds to the urgent demand for trained cybersecurity talent while recognizing the importance of providing students with knowledge, career, and academic pathway information in this exciting and critical field.

NCCSA is a school-based network of student-run chapters that provide learning, competing, leadership and soft-skills development, networking, skill-building, and social opportunities that will help student members prepare for the vast array of career pathways in technology and cybersecurity. This is a great fit for the growing number of schools offering more computer science and cybersecurity courses nationwide

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Meet Your Student Alliance Team

Thomas Russell is the Cyber Education Program Manager for the National Cybersecurity Center. He is retired from the army, where he worked in the signal corps. His background also includes a Master’s degree in education for Applied Technology from the College of Saint Rose, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management, and an Associate degree in Network Security from Colorado Technical University.

 

As a teacher at Falcon High School, Thomas taught many classes such as Cybersecurity, Computer Applications, Networking, Technology Literacy, Health and Information Technology, Information Security, and Computer Forensics.

 

Thomas is a certified teacher for Career and Technical Education, Instructional Technology, and STEM, and has won the Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Award, the Falcon Educational Foundation’s Outstanding Teacher Award, the District 49 Teacher of the Year Award, and has been nominated for Colorado Teacher of the Year.

 

As the Cyber Education Program Manager for the Student Alliance, his responsibilities include running cybersecurity summer camps, providing education and certification training for K-12 and adults, organizing cyber events such as capture the flag competitions, training teachers to teach cybersecurity, and forging relationships between businesses and educational institutions. In 2020, Thomas was awarded the Cyber Education Administrator of the Year by the EdCenter, and was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate for Cyber Education by the Denver Institute for Urban Studies. His most recent book is Binary Society, a book of essays on the effects of technology on society.

Thomas Holt Russell

Cyber Education Program Manager

Dr. Lee Ann Wade

Cyber Education Assistant Program Manager

Lee Ann Wade is the Cyber Education Assistant Program Manager for the National Cybersecurity Center. She has served in the Air Force Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol) for 25 years and has been involved in aerospace education and aviation programs for CAP cadets. Her interests in STEM have youth in certificate programs for flight training, drone operations, and cyber education. Her background includes a PhD in Education from Capella University a Master’s degree in Teacher Education and Bachelor of Arts degree in History from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Dr. Wade has been an instructor in aerospace studies, and an administrator in secondary and higher education. Her passions centered in secondary military academies overseeing the Character and Leadership Development for the corps of cadets. Her doctoral research was devoted to experiential learning towards the development of good character in the military and school settings and has written papers on best practices in Character Development in schools.

As Cyber Education Assistant Program Manager for the Student Alliance, her responsibilities are to develop cyber training and curriculums, assist with Cyber Camps, conduct workshops, and work with colleges, businesses, non-profits, and other partners to help educate, train and equip the cyber workforce. Dr. Wade has received Commander’s Commendations and is active in several associations and veteran service groups. She enjoys hiking, building on her mountain property, reading about WWII aviation history, and spending time with her family. One of her ambitions is to beat Thomas Russell in ping pong and be a force for good at NCC. 

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CONTACT US

 

Address
3650 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

 

Email
info@cyber-center.org

 

Call Us
719-255-5225

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