DATE: June 19, 2001
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn
STCC's Fayette Center Getting Upgraded Computers
Managers in Information Systems Met Need Through Surplus
The computer lab at the Fayette County Teaching
Site of Southwest Tennessee Community College will get some much needed
upgraded computers Wednesday, June 20, thanks to the efforts of three
managers in the College's Information Services Department. Starting at
10:00 a.m., James Woods, manager for Technical Support at the College,
will install the first set of 18 Dell PCs at the site which is located
at Fayette-Ware High School, 13250 Highway 59 West, Somerville,
Woods said the computers were originally slated
for surplus but after he and two other managers discovered the poor
condition of the computer equipment at the Fayette site, it was decided
the Dell equipment could be put to better use at the teaching site.
"The computers were in deplorable condition," Woods recalled.
"We all agreed that the STCC equipment scheduled for surplus this
summer would be much better than the current lab equipment."
The two other managers who visited the STCC
Fayette site with Woods are Michael Old, executive director for
Information Systems, and Harry Flowers, director for Infrastructure
Services. They said the contribution of the Dell equipment will greatly
improve the quality of services at the computer lab.
Fay Walton, a computer lab technician at STCC and
a resident of Fayette County, will help with the installation of the
Dell equipment and provide software and hardware support for the
computer lab. "This donation will impact the entire educational
system in Fayette County," she said. "It shows that Southwest
Tennessee Community College is truly committed to providing an effective
teaching and learning environment for the citizens of Shelby and Fayette
Betty Rosenblatt, an associate professor of
Natural Science at the College, is also the director of the STCC Fayette
County Teaching Site. She concurred with the managers' assessment that
the upgrading of equipment will improve the quality of education in
Fayette County and enhance STCC's presence in the community.