2021 Outstanding Students

Congratulations to our 2021 School of Information Technology Outstanding Student Award honorees!

The Outstanding Student Awards recognize students in the Information Technology undergraduate and graduate program for their academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, and commitment to the mission of our School and University. 

Meet our 2021 Honorees:

Undergraduate IT Male Student

Yahya Aly

2021 School of Information Technology Outstanding BSIT Student Honoree

Yahya is an undergraduate student in the BSIT program. He is also a Network Automation intern at Tesla. Yahya has developed, built, and enhanced Network system at Tesla. He will join Tesla as a full-time Network Automation Engineer after graduation.

Congratulations Yahya!

Undergraduate IT Female Student

Anne Catherwood

2021 School of Information Technology Outstanding BSIT Online Student Honoree

In 2015, Anne's fiancé died suddenly, leaving her a 23 year old solo parent to their infant daughter. Under a year later, in the fall semester of 2016 she started college; while she had absolutely no idea what she was doing, the one thing she knew for certain was that her education was the key to providing her child the future that she and her late husband had envisioned. Anne has maintained a 4.0 GPA every semester since her first semester of school. Today, she is a Database Administrator at CoverMyMeds. She is graduating from the University of Cincinnati undergraduate IT program this spring and proud to say that she will be starting her Master’s degree program in Fall 2021.

                     Congratulations Anne!

Graduate IT Female Student

Sylvia Worlali Azumah

2021 School of Information Technology Outstanding MSIT Student Honoree

Sylvia is an international student from Ghana and currently enrolled in the Master's of Science in Information Technology program. Sylvia is a research assistant and her research focus is anomaly based deep learning algorithms for IoT device security. She is also passionate about Information Security policy, cyber bullying and criminal justice. In her free-time, Sylvia loves to watch cartoons, cook, volunteer, play the guitar and travel.

Congratulations Sylvia!

Graduate IT Male Student

Lonell R. Childred

2021 School of Information Technology Outstanding MSIT Online Student Honoree

Lonell is in his second semester in the MSIT Program and plans to graduate in Fall 2021. He earned his BSIT Degree Summa Cum Laude last spring, and plans to apply for the PhD program over the summer. He also studied Russian for one year at UC and has the opportunity to speak it everyday at his office with his wife and other Russian speakers. Lonell currently has his own IT consulting company where he works with private clients in the local tri-state area building websites, computer networks, servers and specializes in network security and encryption.

Congratulations Lonell!