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West Texas A&M to Host Outreach Summit

West Texas A&M University will be hosting a 2017 Outreach Summit, on Wednesday.

Area high school students and community college students will be in attendance, alongside WTAMU faculty, to learn about opportunities available in computing.

The one day event will be held in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center. The event will feature four announced speakers, including Brett Dawson, Amanda Fangman, Janie Aggas and Vance Morris. Dr. Emily Hunt, dean of the School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, will address the assembly in the morning, to kickoff the festivities.

The assembly will begin at 9:30am with Hunt's address and will proceed to the first presentation of the assembly by Brett Dawson. Dawson, of Fidelity Investments, is a WTAMU alumnus. Dawson's presentation will be followed by a presentation by Amanda Fangman and Janie Aggas. Both Fangman and Aggas are also alumni for WTAMU. Vance Morris, also a WTAMU alumnus, will address the assembly at 10:45am.

An Aspirations Award ceremony will be held from 11:30am to noon. The ceremony will feature Bridget Quinn, a consultant at the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

Breakout sessions beginning at 12:45pm will run until the close of the conference at 3pm.

Attending students will also have an opportunity to interact with major employers.

According to, the conference is being hosted by the WTAMU chapter of S.T.A.R.S. Computing Corps and the WTAMU chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.

For more information, you are asked to contact Paul Haiduk at 806-651-2450.

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