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DATE: June 19, 2001

CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247

STCC's Fayette Center Getting Upgraded Computers Wednesday; 
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, Tennessee.

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 counties."

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.

For information about the STCC Fayette County Teaching Site, call Betty Rosenblatt at (901) 333-5223 or (901) 465-9838.


Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.