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Athens State Student Named State Intern Student of the Year

July 30, 2014

Kevin Woods, a Computer Science major from Huntsville, was named the Alabama Intern Student of the Year. In June, he was named Athens State’s Cooperative Education Student of the Year and was awarded the state-wide title at the Alabama Association of Colleges and Employer conference this month. Woods was assigned an internship at Mentor Graphics where he has worked as a Software Quality Engineer Intern and more recently, as a Building Engineer Intern.

“Kevin has done an outstanding job at Mentor Graphics,” stated Saralyn Mitchell, Athens State Director of Career Counseling Services and Cooperative Education. “Competition was tough at both the University and the State level for this award and through his hard work and dedication he was singled out in both arenas.”

The Alabama Association of Colleges and Employers is an organization for career development professionals and employers. Membership in this organization provides networking opportunities to benefit the state’s university students, their future employees as well as providing professional development. The mission of the organization provides a resource for industry and education to partner to promote a competent and productive workforce.

At Athens State, students entering the Cooperative Education Program must be recommended by a member of the faculty and be degree-seeking with at least at 2.5 GPA. They must have completed at least one semester at Athens State and should not be in their final semester before graduating.


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