Parker Named Dean of Christian Studies

Dr. Ross Parker, assistant professor of Christian studies, has been named the dean of the School of Christian Studies, effective January 1.

“Dr. Ross Parker’s academic training and experience will bring new ideas and momentum to our programs,” said Dr. Jackie Fish, vice president for academic affairs. “Dr. Parker will be collaborating with many faith-based community organizations to develop internships for CSU students as well as grow our graduate program in Christian Studies.”

Dunbar takes first place in mobile app competition

Senior computer science major De’Jean Dunbar recently won a mobile app competition sponsored by the Charleston Defense Contractors Association at their 2016 C5ISR Summit.

“De’Jean was awarded first place by the judges and Best in Show, which is selected by the audience, for his mobile app, TagIt!” said Dr. Valerie Sessions, chair of the computer science department. “It is a huge honor, and we are so proud.”

Collaborating to Impact Kids

Combine professional women in the tech industry, local college professors and students and underserved inner-city children and teens and you have a growing program that is seeking to change lives.

Dr. Valerie Sessions, chair of the CSU computer science department, and students Matthew Goforth, De’Jean Dunbar, Lauren Willard and Justin Weathersby helped launch CodeON, coding classes, at the Carolina Youth Development Center for youth in foster care.