As part of the annual Academic Symposium, Quincy University recognized the first graduates of the Cybersecurity and Business Analytics majors that were created through funding by the U.S. Dept. of Education Title III program.

Assistant professor Dr. Lavanya Mandava, founding coordinator of Cybersecurity, announced the following graduates: Grant Wolfe, Ashley Bell, Kamou Harris, Wade Kill, and Paden Lewis.

Associate professor Dr. Dana Walker, founding coordinator of Business Analytics, announced the following graduates: Vincent Bowen, Thomas Conzemius, and Kassidy Venvertloh.

The U.S.D.E. Title III: Strengthening Institutions grant enabled QU to launch these two majors, Cybersecurity and Business Analytics, with new lab facilities and current professional software. Expanded undergraduate research labs, a robotics lab, and a math success program were also funded by the grant.
The Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) provides funding to support institutions of higher education to help them become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the institution’s academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability.
For more information on Title III programs, contact Community Relations at or 217-228-5221.

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