CONTACT: Marilyn Duncan, (901) 333-4247

January 22, 2003

SOUTHWEST SPONSORS NEW CISCO USERS GROUP

Southwest Tennessee Community College announces the sponsorship of the newly formed Memphis Cisco Users Group. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday of each month at Southwest. At their most recent meeting, members participated in a teleconference call from Cisco giving a product review of the new Cisco Catalyst 4500.

Southwest feels these meetings will provide a sustained interactive forum for networking professionals -users and students- to share questions and information about networking solutions, products and technologies. Southwest became a Cisco Networking Academy more than a year ago to provide the highest level of technology curriculum to students in the Memphis region.

For more information on the Users Group meetings or becoming a CCNA, call the Southwest Computer Resource Center at (901) 333-4277, or visit the CRC web site http://www.southwest.tn.edu/crc

Southwest, a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college, is the largest two-year college in Tennessee. Southwest offers Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Art, and Associate of Science degrees. The degree programs offered in Information Technology include Web Applications Development, Visual Desktop Applications, Communications/Networking, Component Programming and Graphic Arts Technology. Southwest also offers academic and technical certificate programs, as well as courses that prepare students for transfer, employment, and career advancement.