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Meet Steve Perta from SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Steve Perta has been with the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica-Rome (previously known as SUNYIT, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY College of Technology, & SUNY Utica-Rome) going on 33 years.  In this capacity Steve serves as an Associate for Instructional Resources and Chief Engineer responsible for Design, Purchasing, Installation, Implementation, Operation, Documentation, surrounding campus Classroom Technology,  Television Studio & Control Room, Satellite Transmission/Reception, Distance Learning Videoconferencing Systems, Microwave Link, Cable TV System, Sound reinforcement and image projection, Digital Signage, Computer Graphics Station, Media Duplication and Department LAN. He holds an Associate Degree in Electrical Technology from MVCC, a BS Degree...

Meet Laurie Fox from SUNY Geneseo!

Name: Laurie FoxCampus: SUNY GeneseoYears with SUNY: 24Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Management and Management Information Systems from SUNY Geneseo; current MBA student (Technology Management) at SUNY PolyMain areas of responsibility: Director of Educational Technology. Lead 6 professional staff in Classroom Technology and support, LMS (Canvas) Administration and Instructional Design, Performance Venue technical direction, support and training on digital tools for instructionOther Experience: Past roles at Geneseo and other companies include Support Services management, desktop support, and network analystOther interests: Reading, creating, and music (I am also a church organist!)

Meet Mark English from SUNY Oneonta!

Name: Mark English  Campus: SUNY Oneonta                   Years with SUNY: 33   Degree: Associates in Electronics, Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication;  Main areas of responsibility: Design, installation, and maintenance of all learning space technology.  Other Experience: Service Manager for AV company in Phoenix, AZ  Other Interests:  Home improvement, reading, gardening, old movies. 

EdTOA members get their CTS Certification

On Tuesday August 13th, 2019, 17 bleary-eyed EdTOAns started a 4 day journey at the SUNY Center for Professional Development in Syracuse towards Avixa CTS certification.   Over the next 3 days, they would be bombarded by pneumonic devices, math equations, industry standard ratings, and continental breakfasts.   On Friday, all of them passed their CTS certification exam. Many thanks to AVIXA, EdTOA, and the SUNY CPD for organizing a wonderful professional certification review and exam.