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Students Place in State Top 10-NetRiders Skills Challenge

Two Catawba Valley Community College students placed eighth in the state in the 2009 NetRiders Skills Challenge conducted by Cisco Networking Academy.

Matt Craig and Arthur Borbor competed against teams from other state colleges and universities.

CVCC students Dawn Dugan, Donnie Brown, Tim Coldwell, Adam Willis, Artsan Korolev, Greg Deitz, Brian Caroll and Mark Cline also competed in the NetRiders Challenge.

The 2009 NetRiders Skills Challenge is open to post-secondary students enrolled in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum within the past six months across the United States and Canada. The competition took place between October 12 and November 20 where the students worked in teams to advance through three levels. 

NetRiders leverages Cisco's Web 2.0 technologies to create an interactive experience, enhance classroom learning, and motivate young people to further pursue technology education and training. Students test their Networking/IT skills through a series of online exams and simulation activities.

The Cisco Networking Academy at CVCC is part of a comprehensive two-year degree program.

For more information, contact Tonya Stephens, head of CVCC’s Computer Technology Department, 828-327-7000, ext. 4109, email, or visit the website at

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Updated 10.30.2008: Administrator