Press Release

Technology Meet-and-Greet Event Connects Rockford Community With Local Experts

Panel of IT Professionals to Share Insight About Careers in Information Systems Management and Technology-Related Fields With Local Residents and Students

January 18, 2011

Erin Werthman
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ROCKFORD, Ill., (January 18, 2011) – The local community is invited to attend Upgrade Your Future, an expert panel discussion about the evolving landscape of technology-related fields, featuring professionals from SPX, Rockford Orthopedic Associates, Pella Windows & Doors, and Bi-State Cash Register, on Mon., Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m., at Rasmussen College in Rockford. Through a variety of panel topics, including New and Notable Technologies, Global Networking, and Is IT Right for You?, participants will gain insight into the careers of experienced information system specialists.

“Information systems and IT-related fields are consistently ranked at the top of employment projections. As a result, Rasmussen College continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing the local community with growth and educational opportunities through events like this technology expert panel,” Rasmussen College Rockford Campus Director Craig Steege said. “Prospective students, businesses, and local community members interested in learning about the future of the IT industry and gaining a snapshot into the life of a technology professional are all encouraged to attend this free event.”

Featured panel speakers include Heidi Schaeffer, SPX network administrator, and Jeanette Hammond, SPX system administrator, as well as Rasmussen College graduates Kevin Bumber, IT support specialist at Rockford Orthopedic Associates; Irma Roman, IT support specialist at Pella Windows & Doors; and Stephen Kentner, assistant director of support services at Bi-State Cash Register.

Upgrade your Future Technology Expert Panel

Rasmussen College Rockford Campus
6000 East State Street, Fourth Floor
Rockford, IL 61108

Mon., Jan. 24
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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